Extending the scope of urban morphology

Larkham, Peter J. (2021) Extending the scope of urban morphology. In: Turkish conference on planning and morphology, ‘Kent Morfoilojieri’, Ankara/online, May 2021, Ankara/online. (In Press)

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Abstract

The nature of urban morphology: focus, scale and complexity
In thinking about this subject I take inspiration from the UK’s Royal Town Planning Institute, which focuses on what it has for decades called “the art and science of town planning” (RTPI, 2020). Both artistic (ie humanistic) and scientific approaches are, to my mind, both useful and necessary in studying urban form. In fact, in looking at cities, which are increasingly large and complex artifacts, it seems that an artistic, or humanistic, perspective alone is insufficient – though many have used it (eg Olsen, 1986). The increasing scale and complexity of our subject matter – even for a relatively small city – should lead us to consider a scientific perspective. So how we think about “urban morphology” needs to change.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)
Date: 22 September 2021
Subjects: CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-01 - architecture
CAH13 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01 - architecture, building and planning > CAH13-01-04 - planning (urban, rural and regional)
CAH26 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01 - geography, earth and environmental studies > CAH26-01-03 - human geography
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Resilient Environments
Depositing User: Peter Larkham
Date Deposited: 23 Sep 2021 14:48
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2021 14:48
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/12198

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