Urban morphology or townscape? Wholes made of many parts

Ron Johnston*

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Abstract

Early fieldwork in a number of cities showed that townscapes—street patterns, plot sizes and building styles—rarely developed as planned wholes but rather as a congeries of mini-regions with separate characteristics inserted within the pre-urban cadaster, such as filed boundaries. Research led by Conzen, Ward, Whitehand and Larkham has developed this argument in considerable detail but there remain many lacunae for studies of emerging urban forms that could be undertaken using modern tchnology.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationModeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
EditorsLuca D'Acci
Place of PublicationSwitzerland
PublisherBirkhäuser Basel
Pages499-502
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783030123819
ISBN (Print)9783030123802
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2 Apr 2019

Publication series

NameModeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology
ISSN (Print)2164-3679
ISSN (Electronic)2164-3725

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    Johnston, R. (2019). Urban morphology or townscape? Wholes made of many parts. In L. D'Acci (Ed.), Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology (pp. 499-502). (Modeling and Simulation in Science, Engineering and Technology). Birkhäuser Basel. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-12381-9_24