Big box, short life: little box, long life: the democracy of resilience: plot-based urbanism, evolution and informal participation

Ref: Porta S, Romice O, Feliciotti A, et al. (2018) Big box, short life: little box, long life The Democracy of Resilience: Plot-Based Urbanism, Evolution and Informal Participation. Sergio Porta, Ombretta Romice, Alessandra Feliciotti and David Rudlin explore how greater planning clarity would permit more self-build and fundamentally better and …

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 …