Issues in urban morphology

Jeremy Whitehand

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A number of challenges facing urban morphology are examined. Several of these relate to the multidisciplinary character of research on urban form and the tendency for relevant disciplines to be poorly connected. The issues discussed, a number of which are prominent more widely within the social sciences and humanities, include poor communication between different linguistic areas; underrepresentation of research on non-Western cities; the tendency for studies to be place specific; and the poor relationship between research and practice. ISUF is having some success in leading attempts to meet these challenges.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-65
Number of pages11
JournalUrban Morphology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2012


  • morphological classics
  • synergies
  • comparative studies
  • Euro-American myopia
  • multidisciplinarity
  • language barriers


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