Urban Morphological Studies (Concepts, Techniques, and Methods)

  • Haider Jasim Essa Al-Saaidy Department of Architectural Engineering - University of Technology, Baghdad, Iraq
Keywords: Urban morphology, urban form, structure, function


Urban morphological approach (concepts and practices) plays a significant role in forming our cities not only in terms of theoretical perspective but also in how to practice and experience the urban form structures over time. Urban morphology has been focused on studying the processes of formation and transformation of urban form based on its historical development. The main purpose of this study is to explore and describe the existing literature of this approach and thus aiming to summarize the most important studies that put into understanding the city form. In this regard, there were three schools of urban morphological studies, namely: the British, the Italian, and the French School. A reflective comparison between the three schools has been conducted in order to recognize the main critical points among them. Therefore, a theoretical framework is derived.


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Al-Saaidy, H. (2020) “Urban Morphological Studies (Concepts, Techniques, and Methods)”, Journal of Engineering, 26(8), pp. 100-111. doi: 10.31026/j.eng.2020.08.08.