Elements of urban form

Nicola Dempsey, Caroline Brown, Shibu Raman, Sergio Porta, Mike Jenks, Colin Jones, Glen Bramley

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This chapter provides a common platform for the research presented in this book and is divided into two parts. The first section examines the elements of urban form identified for the purposes of the research and explains how they were measured. The second section profiles the five case study cities and fifteen case neighbourhoods which were the focus for the empirical research discussed in later chapters. These profiles provide an outline of both the urban form and socio-economic characteristics of the areas studied. The chapter concludes with a review of the urban form features of the case study cities and neighbourhoods, and shows how the different physical elements integrate together with socio-economic characteristics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDimensions of the Sustainable Cities
EditorsMike Jenks, Colin Jones
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages31
ISBN (Print)9781402086465
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameFuture City


  • urban form
  • architecture
  • neighbourhoods
  • urbanism


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