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.

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Title Location Type
Historico-geographical approach
1. Historico-geographical approach https://youtu.be/C9A23nBO83g Short film
2. Historico-geographical approach to urban morphology http://epumplatform.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EPUM_BP1_Historical-Geographical.pdf Briefing paper
3. An interview with Professor MRG Conzen https://youtu.be/1YqSQ8luEng Film
4. An interview with Professor JWR Whitehand https://youtu.be/j8ss-axGn4Y Film
5. British urban morphology: the Conzenian tradition http://www.urbanform.org/online_unlimited/um200102_103-109.pdf Paper
6. Urban Morphology Research Group https://www.birmingham.ac.uk/research/activity/urban-morphology/index.aspx Website
7. Planning for character: an urban morphological concept in planning practice http://www.urbanform.org/images/BarntGreen_large_map.html Website
Process-typological approach
8. Process-typological approach https://youtu.be/PlbO6oRlyQo Short film
9. Typological approach to urban Morphology http://epumplatform.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EPUM_BP2_Typological.pdf Briefing paper
10. Urban design methods: Muratori and Caniggia https://vimeo.com/96835314 Film
11. Saverio Muratori and the Italian school of planning typology http://www.urbanform.org/pdf/catal2002.pdf Paper
12. From Muratori to Caniggia http://www.urbanform.org/online_unlimited/pdf2003/200371_19-34.pdf Paper
Space syntax
13. The configurational approach https://youtu.be/dFyjFZ_Xvdc Short film
14. Space syntax approach to urban morphology http://epumplatform.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EPUM_BP3_SpaceSyntax.pdf Briefing paper
15. Space Syntax – Company Introduction https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L08-zm6BQA Short film
16. Space is the machine http://spaceisthemachine.com/ Book
17. Space Syntax – Online Training Platform http://otp.spacesyntax.net Website (meta-resource)
18. Space Syntax Network http://www.spacesyntax.net/symposia/ Website (meta-resource)
19. The Journal of Space Syntax http://joss.bartlett.ucl.ac.uk/journal/index.php/joss Website (meta-resource)
Relational-material approach
20. Relational-material approach to urban morphology http://epumplatform.eu/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/EPUM_BP4_Relational.pdf Briefing paper
21. The relational-material approach https://youtu.be/njLhtEdW08Q Short film
22. The relational-material approach.Concept art vídeo http://epum.eu Short film
23. Interview with Professor Charis Christodoulou http://epum.eu Short film
24. Urban morphology: a relational-material approach https://skuor.tuwien.ac.at/wp-content/uploads/Skuor_EPUM_Reader_100ppi_HQ.pdf Reader


Other resources
25. International Seminar on Urban Form Urban Morphology http://www.urbanform.org/ Website (meta-resource)
26. Environment and Planning B: urban analytics and city science http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epb Website (meta-resource)
27. UNESCO World Heritage List https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/ Website
28. The greatest grid http://thegreatestgrid.mcny.org/ Website
29. Charles Booth’s London https://booth.lse.ac.uk/ Website
30. The Pruitt-Igoe Myth https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xKgZM8y3hso Film
31. The Seaside Research Portal https://seaside.library.nd.edu/ Website
32. Citizen Jane: battle for the city https://www.kizi.video/view.php?vid=c36060976 Film
33. What is a city? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AZM3 WqDbHic Short Film
34. What is a complex system? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp8v2Udd_PM Short film
35. Global cities https://youtu.be/V-4oMnmu47Q Film
36. What is cellular automata modeling? https://youtu.be/EyrwOf239M4 Short film
37. Fractals and the art of roughness https://youtu.be/ay8OMOsf6AQ Short film
38. Fractal cities: a geometry of form and function http://www.fractalcities.org/ Book
39. A science of cities http://www.complexcity.info/ Website (meta-resource)
40. Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/casa/ Website (meta- resource)
On the combination of different approaches
41. Nicosia Round Table http://epum.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ Film
42. Porto Round Table http://epum.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ Film
43. Porto Intensive Workshop http://epum.cs.ucy.ac.cy/ E-book