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The Urban Book Series

Teaching Urban Morphology

Editors: Oliveira, Vítor (Ed.)

  • Gathers contributions from the foremost international experts in urban morphology 
    Provides detailed descriptions of and guidelines on how to teach urban morphology 
    Includes exercises for teachers and students alike

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About this book

This book brings together contributions from some of the foremost international experts in the field of urban morphology and addresses major questions such as: What exactly is urban morphology? Why teach it? What contents should be taught in an urban morphology course? And how can it be taught most effectively?
Over the past few decades there has been a growing awareness of the importance of urban form in connection with the many dimensions – social, economic, and environmental – of our lives in cities. As a result, urban morphology – the science of urban form, and now over a century old – has taken on a key role in the debate on the past, present and future of cities. And yet it remains unclear how urban morphologists should convey the main morphological theories, concepts and techniques to our students – the potential researchers of, and practitioners in, the urban landscapes of tomorrow. This book is the first to address that gap, providing concrete guidelines on how to teach urban morphology, complemented by EXAMPLES OF EXERCISES FROM THE AUTHORS’ LESSONS.

About the authors

Vítor Oliveira is Professor of Urban Morphology and Urban Planning at ULP and Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Territory Transports and Environment (CITTA / FEUP). He is an architect (FAUP), has a MSc in Planning and Design of the Built Environment (FAUP/FEUP), and a PhD in Planning / Civil Engineering (FEUP). He is THE PRESIDENT of the Portuguese-language Network of Urban Morphology (PNUM) and A MEMBER OF THE SCIENTIFIC COUNCIL of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF). He is editor of the Revista de Morfologia Urbana, a member of the editorial board of Urban Morphology and an advisory editor of The Urban Book Series (Springer).

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Oliveira, Vítor

    Pages 1-8

  • The Importance of Urban Form as an Object of Study

    Barke, Michael

    Pages 11-30

  • Planning Practice and the Shaping of the Urban Pattern

    Ünlü, Tolga

    Pages 31-49

  • Notes on ‘Urban Morphology: Its Nature and Development’ (1992–1999)

    Conzen, M. R. G.

    Pages 51-64

  • Towards a General Theory of Urban Morphology: The Type-Morphological Theory

    Cataldi, Giancarlo

    Pages 65-78

Buy this book

eBook £77.00
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76126-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £96.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-76125-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Teaching Urban Morphology
Editors
  • Vítor Oliveira
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-76126-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-76126-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-76125-1
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 338
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations, 86 illustrations in colour
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