Urban Morphological Regions: Development of an Idea

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dc.contributor.author Gu, K en
dc.contributor.editor Oliveira, V en
dc.date.accessioned 2019-05-27T01:53:10Z en
dc.date.issued 2019-01-01 en
dc.identifier.citation In J.W.R. Whitehand and the Historico-geographical Approach to Urban Morphology. Editors: Oliveira V. 33-46. Springer, Cham 01 Jan 2019 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-3-030-00620-4 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/46510 en
dc.description.abstract © 2019, Springer Nature Switzerland AG. The question of how to articulate and represent the structure of the urban landscape has long been central to geographical urban morphology. Between the late 1950s and the late 1980s, MRG Conzen made a major contribution to the development of morphological regionalisation—the process of identifying and mapping urban morphological regions that is fundamental to the understanding of the structure and change of towns and cities. In the past two to three decades, the scope of research on morphological regionalisation has expanded both geographically, to include studies from diverse cultural regions and, professionally, to demonstrate its significance for planning and urban design. After a review of the origins and development of the idea of urban morphological regions, this chapter focuses on the research contributions by JWR Whitehand and his associates and followers to its recent advancement. Discussion of the concept includes its application and adaptation in different cultural regions and its potential and challenges in urban conservation. More recent explorations aim to extend the application of morphological regionalisation in the development of form-based zoning, urban design guidelines, urban redevelopment management and planning for social inclusion. en
dc.publisher Springer en
dc.relation.ispartof J.W.R. Whitehand and the Historico-geographical Approach to Urban Morphology en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Urban Book Series en
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dc.title Urban Morphological Regions: Development of an Idea en
dc.type Book Item en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/978-3-030-00620-4_2 en
pubs.begin-page 33 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
pubs.author-url https://books.google.co.nz/books?id=oQcmugEACAAJ en
pubs.end-page 46 en
pubs.place-of-publication Cham en
pubs.publication-status Published en
dc.rights.accessrights http://purl.org/eprint/accessRights/RestrictedAccess en
pubs.elements-id 761484 en
pubs.org-id Creative Arts and Industries en
pubs.org-id Architecture and Planning en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2019-08-21 en


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