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Journal - Urban Morphology

Urban Morphology is the Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form. It is published biannually, in April and October.

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Recent journal articles

Tables of contents together with abstracts for previous articles can be found in 'Journal online'. Some examples of recent articles that have appeared in the journal are:
  • Quantitative tools in urban morphology
  • Sustainable urbanism: the role of urban morphology
  • Ambiguity in the definition of built form
  • The urban structural unit: towards a descriptive framework to support urban analysis and planning
  • The form-making process and architectural type
  • Illuminating and elucidating urban form through the lens of History
  • Plot longevity and urban land tenure: a Norwegian case study
  • The study of urban form in Turkey
  • Palladio's children ... and Vitruvius's grandchildren?
  • A traditional English street village in America
  • The persistence of suburban centres in Greater London: combining Conzenian and space syntax approaches
  • The study of urban form in Poland.


Editorial Board

Editor: Peter Larkham
School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, City Centre Campus, Millenium Point, Birmingham, B4 7AP, UK
Associate Editors: Karl Kropf, Built Form Resource, UK
Vítor Oliveira, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Book Review Editor: Meta Berghauser Pont
Chalmers University of Technology, Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Sven Hultins gata 6, SE 412 96 Göteborg, Sweden.
Assistant Editors: Phil Jones & Susan Whitehand
Urban Morphology Research Group, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
Editorial Board: Michael Conzen, University of Chicago, USA
Hao Deng, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
François Dufaux, Université Laval, Canada
Frederico de Holanda, Universidade de Brasilia, Brazil
Luna Khirfan, University of Waterloo, Canada
Karsten Ley, Hochschule 21, Buxtehude, Germany
Sylvain Malfroy, Zürcher Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften, Switzerland
Paul Osmond, University of New South Wales, Australia
Paul Sanders Queensland University of Technology, Australia
Brenda Case Scheer, University of Utah, USA
Giuseppe Strappa, Sapienza - Università di Roma, Italy
Yinsheng Tian, South China University of Technology, China



Submitted papers must be original and not under consideration by any other journal. Articles (preferably not exceeding 5000 words, with an abstract in less than 200), 'viewpoints' (normally not exceeding 1000 words), conference reports, news and notices of forthcoming events intended for publication in Urban Morphology should be addressed to the Editor.

Notes for the guidance of contributors to Urban Morphology (PDF) should be referred to in preparing submissions. Authors are reminded that the readership is international and that articles are accepted for publication only after favourable review by at least two independent referees.