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Introduction

  • Vítor Oliveira
Chapter
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)

Abstract

The chapter is in three parts. It starts with an introduction to urban morphology, as the science that studies the physical form of cities, as well as the main agents and processes shaping it over time. It then moves to the topic of teaching urban morphology, framing the debate on the way we, urban morphologists, are teaching the main morphological theories, concepts and techniques to our students, future researchers of, and practitioners on, the urban landscape. Finally, it describes the contents of the book, structured in three parts: (i) why teaching urban morphology (?), (ii) what to teach in an urban morphology course (?) and (iii) how to teach urban morphology (?).

Keywords

Teaching urban morphology Urban morphology Urban form Cities 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Universidade do PortoPortoPortugal

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