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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:
  • The relationship of building types and plots to changing family structures and land systems in Chinese settlements
  • Barrio morphology and private space: the social drivers of informal settlements in Caracas
  • MAP: a methodology for Morphological Analysis and Prescription
  • The urban form of Portuguese cities
  • Urban conservation and urban morphology in Kiruna, Sweden
  • The concept of the morphological region: developments and prospects
  • Urban form and culture: a comparative analysis of Anatolian and Italian towns
  • Typo-morphological diversity and urban resilience: a comparative study of three heterogeneous blocks in Brussels


Editorial Board

Editor: Peter Larkham
School of Engineering and the Built Environment, Birmingham City University, City Centre Campus, Millenium Point, Birmingham, B4 7BD, UK
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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, University of Birmingham, UK
Simeon Shtebunaev, Birmingham City University, UK
Editorial Board: Michael Conzen, University of Chicago, USA
Hao Deng, Southeast University, Nanjing, China
Wowo Ding, Nanjing Universtiy, China
Sam Griffiths, University College London, UK
Małgorzata Hanzl, Lodz University of Technology, Poland
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



Submitted papers must be original and not under consideration by any other journal. Articles (preferably not exceeding 6000 words, with an abstract in less than 200), 'viewpoints' (normally not exceeding 1000 words) and conference reports 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, and that Urban Morphology follows the ethical standards of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).