Emerging Perspectives on Urban Morphology: Researching and Learning through multiple practices

EPUM is an international research project which aims at the integration of different urban form research and teaching approaches through pedagogic innovation and Information and Communication Technology (ICT). The activities of this 28 months project (2017-2020) are funded by Erasmus+ and focus on the development of an innovative, open and inclusive system of teaching and training in urban form from a multidisciplinary perspective, capable of enabling the current and future generation of planning and design professionals to address comprehensively and effectively the variety of issues and challenges faced by contemporary cities. This website provides information about the project activities to partners and to other parties interested in the work of the project.



Mapping the state-of-the-art in urban form studies. EPUM partners worked collaboratively to identify and map the essential information on four different approaches to urban morphology, through a comprehensive literature review. Outcomes of this effort include four briefing papers describing each approach.

Briefing Paper 1: Historico-Geographical Approach to Urban Morphology

Briefing Paper 2: Typological-Processual Approach to Urban Morphology

Briefing Paper 3: Space Syntax Approach to Urban Morphology

Briefing Paper 4: Relational-Material Approach to Urban Morphology

The briefing papers can be viewed here

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