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 …

Monetary, Subjective and Quantitative Approaches to Assess Urban Quality of Life and Pleasantness in Cities

By Luca D’Acci   Abstract The magnitude increase of Urban Quality of Life studies is directly connected with the increase of the urban population in the world. Urban Quality of Life is a hierarchical multi-attribute concept whose attributes can be defined and evaluated by several kinds of methods such as …

Articles 2012: The Primal Approach reprinted in EP best works selection

Ref: Porta, S. Latora, V. Crucitti, P. (2012), The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach, in Thrift, N. Barnes, T. Peck, J. (eds), “Environment and Planning”, Sage, London. *** *** Our benchmark article “The Network Analysis of Urban Streets: A Primal Approach”, originally published in Environment and Planning …

Community Potential Analysis in Cadder (Working Paper)

When planning for the development of an area, be this for its growth, downgrade, or simply for the rationalization of its current state, GIS tools are very useful in that they can offer an effective representation of the interaction between socio, economic and physical factors. The Community Potential Analysis is …

Urban Morphometrics (Working Paper)

Ref: Porta, S. Da Fontoura Costa, L. Morello, E. Viana, M., Strano, E. Venerandi, A. Romice, O. (2011), Plot-Based-Urbanism and Urban Morphometrics: Measuring the Evolution of Blocks, Street Fronts and Plots in Cities, Working Papers of the Urban Design Studies Unit at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. PDF is avaialbe here. Generative …

Plot-Based Urbanism (Working Paper)

Ref: Porta, S. Romice, O. (2010), Plot-Based Urbanism: Towards Time-Consciousness in Place-Making, Working Papers of the Urban Design Studies Unit at University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK. Download Plot-Based Urbanism. Some of us have recently argued that what we still miss is the serious consideration of the factor of time in urbanism, or, in …

Articles 2011: Street Centrality in Barcelona in Urban Studies

Ref: Porta, S. Latora, V. Wang, F. Rueda, S. Strano, E. Scellato, S. Cardillo, A. Belli, E. Cardenas, F. Cormenzana, B. Latora, L. (2011), Street Centrality and the Location of Economic Activities in Barcelona, «Urban Studies», May 2012; vol. 49, 7: pp. 1471-1488. ***   *** Download the paper. The …