Sergio and Eugenio are going to present a paper entitled “Urban Morphometrics: Measuring the principal components of the city block morphospace”, authored with Emanuele, Andrea and Ombretta, at the ISUF 2011 Conference in Montreal, CA, next August 26-29 August 2011. The paper presents a first collection of results of 3 years of work on Urban Morphology at UDSU and is meant to be just the beginning of  along story. Urban morphology is definitely at centre stage in UDSU activity. The impact of this research is already well established, for example, in our MSc in Urban Design course, where students perform analysis of street fronts and build on that ground a Local Urban Code that guides their masterplanning.