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The Urban Book Series

Urban Morphology

An Introduction to the Study of the Physical Form of Cities

Authors: Oliveira, Vítor

  • Provides an informative overview and introduction to the study of cities
  • Highlights the added value of a morphologically-based design to planners, architects and urban designers
  • Foreword written by Jeremy W. R. Whitehand
  • Presents case studies of  New York, Marrakesh and Porto
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About this book

This is a book about cities or, more precisely, about the physical form of cities. It starts presenting the main elements of urban form – streets, urban blocks, plots and buildings – structuring our cities and the fundamental actors and processes of transformation shaping these elements. It then applies this analytical framework to describe the evolution of cities over history as well as to explain the functioning of contemporary cities. After the initial focus on the ‘object’ (cities) the book describes how different researchers and different schools of thought have been dealing with this object since the emergence of Urban Morphology, as the science of urban form, in the turning to the twentieth century. Finally, the book tries to identify what are the most important (and specific) contributions that Urban Morphology has to offer to contemporary cities, societies and economies.

About the authors

Vítor Oliveira is Professor of Urban Morphology and Urban Planning at Lusofona University of Porto, Portugal, and Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Territory Transports and Environment at University of Porto, Portugal. He is an architect and has a MSc in Planning and Design of the Built Environment and a PhD in Planning and Civil Engineering. He is a member of the Scientific Council of the Portuguese-language Network of Urban Morphology (PNUM) and of the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF). He is editor of the journal “Revista de Morfologia Urbana” and a member of the editorial board of the journal “Urban Morphology”.

Reviews

“This book constitutes a manual of urban morphology, essential for students who are beginning their studies in this field, as well as for seasoned researchers, especially those who are interested in a new look at concepts and methods. … Urban Morphology would be suitable for undergraduate or graduate courses in geography, sociology, urban studies, planning, and architecture.” (Fátima Loureiro de Matos, Journal of Urban Affairs, May, 2018)

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eBook 101,14 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32083-0
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Hardcover 124,79 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-32081-6
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Softcover 124,79 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Urban Morphology
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to the Study of the Physical Form of Cities
Authors
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-32083-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-32083-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-32081-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81192-5
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 192
Number of Illustrations
46 b/w illustrations, 19 illustrations in colour
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