Urban morphology

Used to distinguish, characterize and describe the urban landscapes.

The development of urban forms was affected by many factors, such as geographical location, history, colonial situation, and religion. The qualitative analysis was made from the historical development of cities, their situated continents and the natural or human-made determinants of urban forms.

The geographer Otto Schlüter was arguably thought as the father of urban morphologySchlüter (1899) considered that for the wider landscape, the city is treated as a part of it. The pictorial representation of urban morphology and cartographical images were important for the analysis of urban forms.

Bij een morfologische analyse van een (deel van) stad, combineert men deze techniek ook met o.a. Space Syntax