ISSN: 1813-0410

Author : K.Hasan, Sadia

Sustainability in Industrial Development Requires Knowledge, the Size of the Spatial Development Indicators, the Number of Factories and the Number of Industrial Workers - Baghdad as a Case Study.

Hassan J.Hamem; Sadia K.Hasan

journal of kerbala university, 2017, Volume 13, Issue 4, Pages 127-144

Driving forces for the agglomeration growth are represented by the factors which affect the industrial agglomeration growth especially in major cities. Major cities are urban centers and densely populated radiate vitality and their economic activity are interlaced internally and externally. Metropolitan cities are extensive labor market with diverse skills, and this is one of the features that encourage industrial agglomeration in the urban environment. The industries which more agglomerated, often they are choosing to locate new plants near to the same industries which are agglomerated in the same place. The main aim of this paper is to investigate the spatial impact of sustainable development in the industrial sector, in Bagdad for the period from 2005 to 2014. This paper focused on the main factors that are driving and affecting of the industrial agglomeration growth. Therefore, it focuses on two main factors, employment, the number of factories, because of their importance and availability. To achieve broader analysis of industrial agglomeration growth under the impact of the main factors; so, this paper has used reliable methodical manner, actual growth evidence. The findings, Baghdad constitutes 0.1% out of Iraq area, and is considered the smallest province in terms of area in Iraq. Nevertheless, more than half of industrial activity in Iraq has been agglomerated and concentrated in Baghdad.