The road to masterplanning for change and the design of resilient places

Romice, O, Porta, S & Feliciotti, A 2017, ‘The road to masterplanning for change and the design of resilient places‘ Architectural Research in Finland, vol 1, no. 1, pp. 11-26. Knowing what to design is the foresight that tomorrow’s cities need more than anything. This paper presents the Urban Design …

Form and urban change: an urban morphometric study of five gentrified neighbourhoods in London

Venerandi, A, Zanella, M, Romice, O, Dibble, J & Porta, S 2017, ‘Form and urban change: an urban morphometric study of five gentrified neighbourhoods in London‘ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, vol 44, no. 6, pp. 1056-1076. DOI: 10.1177/0265813516658031 Research in Urban Morphology has long been exploring the …

On the origin of spaces: morphometric foundations of urban form evolution

Dibble, J, Prelorendjos, A, Romice, O, Zanella, M, Strano, E, Pagel, M & Porta, S 2017, ‘On the origin of spaces: morphometric foundations of urban form evolution‘ Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design. DOI: 10.1177/2399808317725075 The modern discipline of urban morphology gives us a ground for the comparative analysis …

Masterplanning for change: design as a way to create the conditions for time sensitive place-making

Romice, O, Porta, S, Feliciotti, A & Barbour, GC 2017, Masterplanning for change: design as a way to create the conditions for time sensitive place-making. in H AlWaer & B Illsley (eds), Placemaking: Rethinking the Masterplanning Process.London, pp. 195-207 . DOI: 10.1680/prmp.60715.195 Recent figures on the speed at which urbanised …

Urban regeneration, masterplans and resilience: the case of the Gorbals in Glasgow

Feliciotti, A, Romice, O & Porta, S 2017, ‘Urban regeneration, masterplans and resilience: the case of the Gorbals in Glasgow‘ Urban Morphology, vol 21, no. 1 Over the last 150 years, and particularly after WWII, comprehensive spatial masterplans, aimed at increasing efficiency, amenity, and value of degraded urban neighbourhoods, were …

Correlating street network and urban blocks in the city centre of Tripoli

Remali, AM & Porta, S 2017, ‘Correlating street network and urban blocks in the city centre of Tripoli‘ Urban Morphology (2017) 21(2) pp. 161-179. The study analyses the urban form of central Tripoli, Libya, comparing three cases of different morphological periods: Old Town (pre-modern), Italian Quarter (colonial) and Garden City …

Sustainable plot-based urban regeneration and traditional masterplanning practice in Glasgow

Barbour, GC, Romice, O & Porta, S 2016, ‘Sustainable plot-based urban regeneration and traditional masterplanning practice in Glasgow‘ Open House International, vol 41, no. 4, pp. 15-22. Conventional approaches to housing development in regeneration areas are failing to provide effective supply on the many derelict and vacant sites currently available …

Design for change: five proxies for resilience in the urban form

Feliciotti, A, Romice, O & Porta, S 2016, ‘Design for change: five proxies for resilience in the urban form‘ Open House International, vol 41, no. 4, pp. 23-30. The sheer complexity and unpredictability characterizing cities challenges the adequacy of existing disciplinary knowledge and tools in urban design and highlights the …

The timeless way of educating architects: a new master in “Building Beauty” in Naples, Italy

Moore-Alexander, M, Zecchi, E, Russell, P, Vidoli, M, Caperna, A, Romice, O & Porta, S 2016, ‘The timeless way of educating architects: a new master in “Building Beauty” in Naples, Italy‘ 2016 International PUARL Conference, San Francisco, United States, 28/10/16 – 30/10/16, . Christopher Alexander showed us that beauty can …

UPDATE: New dates for our CPD in Urban Design Representation 2016! Book your place now!

Once again the Urban Design Studies unit and the Department of Architecture are thrilled to invite you to take part to our CPD (Continuing Professional Development) course in Urban Design Representation and that we are now accepting delegates for our 2016 Urban Design Representation Course. This course, traditionally offered to incoming …