Extending the scope of urban morphology

Peter J. Larkham

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    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationKent Morfoilojieri
    Publication statusPublished (VoR) - 22 Sept 2021

    Publication series

    NameTurkish conference on planning and morphology, ?Kent Morfoilojieri?, Ankara/online


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