Our new Paper on Masterplanning for Change at AESOP2015!

  We are proud to announce that our latest paper was accepted and presented at the 29th Annual AESOP 2015 Congress Definite Space – Fuzzy Responsibility  held between 13-16 July 2015 in Prague at the Czech Technical University (CTU). ***   *** Abstract: Unprecedented worldwide urbanisation, financial instability, climate change and emerging …

Urban Morphometrics: the evolution of cities. Literally.

Ref: Dibble, J. Prelorendjos, A. Romice, O. Zanella, A. Strano, E. Pagel, Mark. Porta, S. (2015), Urban Morphometrics: Towards a Science of Urban Evolution, Paper to be presented at the conference: ISUF International Seminar of Urban Form, Rome, September 2015. ***   *** Our paper entitled “Urban Morphometrics: Towards a Science of …

The Form of Gentrification paper featured on The Guardian

The Guardian has published an article commenting our preliminary paper entitled “The Form of Gentrification”, realized in partnership with the UCL London and the University of Ferrara, IT. The paper examines recurrences in the urban form of quarters that have undertaken process of gentrification in London: Brixton, Battersea, Telegraph Hill, Barnsbury …

Neighborhood Unit paper in print on J. of Urbanism

Ref:  Mehaffy, M. Porta, S. Romice, O. (2014), The “neighborhood unit” on trial: A case study in the impacts of urban morphology, Journal of Urbanism, International Research on Placemaking and Urban, in print. Link to paper The organization of modern city planning into “neighborhood units” – most commonly associated with the …

Alterations in Scales now online on Urban Studies!

Ref: Porta, S. Romice, O. Maxwell, J. A. Russell, P. Baird, D. (2014), Alterations in scale: Patterns of change in main street networks across time and space, pre-print online at: http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/07/0042098013519833. Link to Urban Studies pre-print: http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/07/0042098013519833

Articles 2014: Plot Based Urbanism: our position paper on Dortmund Lectures Series

Ref: Porta, S. Romice, O. (2014). Plot-based urbanism: towards time-consciousness in place-making. In Mäckler, C., & Sonne, W. (Eds.), Dortmund Lectures on Civic Art/Dortmunder Vorträge zur Stadtbaukunst. Sulgen, DE: Niggli, p.82-111. Link to paper. Contemporary challenges are such – in terms of scale, type and urgency – that a deep shift is needed in urban …

Articles 2014: Alterations in Scale now online on Urban Studies pre-print

    Ref: Porta, S. Romice, S. Maxwell, A. J. Russell, P. Baird, D. (2014), Alterations in scale: Patterns of change in main street networks across time and space, Urban Studies, in print. Pre-print available online at: http://usj.sagepub.com/content/early/2014/02/07/0042098013519833. Link to paper on Urban Studies Links to press coverage: Planetizen, LSE …

Articles 2013: Street networks in 10 European cities, now out on EPB

Ref: Strano, E., Viana, M., Cardillo, A., Da Fontoura Costa, L., Porta, S., & Latora, V. (2013).Urban street networks: a comparative analysis of ten European cities. Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 40(6), 1071doi: 10.1068/b38216. Download the paper We compare the structural properties of the street networks of ten different European …

Articles: 2013. MCA in professional practice, now out on Urban Design

Ref: Porta, S, Strano, E, Venerandi, A, Adam, R, Romice, O, Pasino, P & Bianchi, G., 2013, Centrality and Place-Making: Understanding and Designing Mixed Use Streets in Professional Masterplanning in Urban Design, no. 125, pp. 12-14. Download the paper Non-residential economic activities are the heart of mixed use streets. That makes …

Articles 2012: Elementary processes on Nature SR!

Ref: Strano, E. Nicosia, V. Latora, V. Porta, S. Barthelemy, M. (2012), Elementary processes governing the evolution of road networks, Nature Scientific Report, in print online. Link to the paper on Nature SR. Nature Asia-Pacific. EurekAlert. Urbanisation is a fundamental phenomenon whose quantitative characterisation is still inadequate. We report here the empirical analysis …