Drawing lines on maps: Morphological regions and planning practices

Larkham, P.J. and Morton, N. (2011) Drawing lines on maps: Morphological regions and planning practices. Urban Morphology, 15 (2). pp. 133-151. ISSN 10274278 (ISSN)

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Abstract

The delimitation of morphological regions is a fundamental research activity, particularly for those urban morphologists with geographical backgrounds. Delimitations reflect the origin, development and modification of the urban forms being considered and the different methods of delimitation employed. Clear rationales for the decisions on precisely where to draw boundary lines are sometimes lacking. This paper explores regions and boundaries, drawing upon evidence from a range of studies using detailed measurements derived from digital mapping to assist discussion of differences within and between areas. It also reviews applications of such boundary drawing processes to contemporary planning issues, including 'character areas' and conservation, using work undertaken for local planning authorities in the English Midlands. © International Seminar on Urban Form, 2011.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Borders, Boundaries, Character, Conservation, GIS measurement, Regions, border region, conservation management, digital mapping, GIS, local planning, planning practice, urban morphology
Subjects: K400 Planning (Urban, Rural and Regional)
Divisions: Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment > School of Engineering and the Built Environment > Resilient Environments
UoA Collections > UoA16: Architecture, Built Environment and Planning
Depositing User: Hussen Farooq
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 10:17
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 10:17
URI: http://www.open-access.bcu.ac.uk/id/eprint/2092

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