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.

The Educational Aspect of Urban Morphology_EPUM Round Table 1_CyNUM conference

The Educational Aspect of Urban Morphology_EPUM Round Table 1_CyNUM conference

The first Round Table discussion of EPUM addresses the educational aspect of urban morphology. It aims at raising and debating issues around how urban morphology is approached and taught across different institutions, starting from how the basic definition of urban morphology varies across different organisations and attempting to reach a consensus on the nature and scope of this field of study. Building onto this debate the participants will share and discuss their experiences of teaching urban morphology and what they find the most effective educational methods in this field, in particular with a view of providing students with a broad understanding of a variety of approaches as well as the skills to apply different methodologies both within research and practice. Finally, the organization of morphological knowledge for educational purposes will be tackled: how to present a wealth of concepts, a broad range of theoretical ideas and a significant number of practical skills to students at different stages of the educational process.


Sapienza University, Rome, Italy

Space Syntax Limited, London, UK

TU Vienna, Austria

University of Porto, Portugal



Andreas Papallas, University of Cyprus

Ilaria Geddes, University of Cyprus

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