The Urban Book Series

J.W.R. Whitehand and the Historico-geographical Approach to Urban Morphology

Editors: Oliveira, Vítor (Ed.)

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  • Offers a new perspective on one of the dominant approaches to urban morphology worldwide
  • Provides a comprehensive overview of the notable work of J.W.R. Whitehand
  • Includes contributions from leading international experts on urban morphology
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Over recent decades, the historico-geographical approach to urban morphology has been prominent in the debate on the physical form of our cities and on the agents and processes shaping that form over time. With origins in the work of the geographer M.R.G. Conzen, this approach has been systematically developed by researchers in different parts of the world since the 1960s. This book argues that J.W.R. Whitehand structured an innovative and comprehensive school of urban morphological thought grounded in the invaluable basis provided by Conzen. It identifies the development of several dimensions of the concepts of “fringe belt” and “morphological region” and the systematic exploration of the themes of “agents of change,” “comparative studies” and “research and practice” as key contributions by Whitehand to this school of thought. The book presents contributions from leading international experts in the field addressing these major issues.

About the authors

Vítor Oliveira is a Professor of Urban Morphology and Urban Planning at the ULP and a Senior Researcher at the Research Centre for Territory Transports and Environment (CITTA / FEUP). He is an architect (FAUP) and holds both an MSc in Planning and Design of the Built Environment (FAUP/FEUP) and a PhD in Planning / Civil Engineering (FEUP). He is President of the Portuguese-language Network of Urban Morphology (PNUM) and Secretary General 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 (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-00620-4
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Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-00619-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
J.W.R. Whitehand and the Historico-geographical Approach to Urban Morphology
Editors
  • Vítor Oliveira
Series Title
The Urban Book Series
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-00620-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-00620-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-00619-8
Series ISSN
2365-757X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 138
Number of Illustrations
31 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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