Book launching: 'J.W.R. Whitehand and the Historico-geographical Approach to Urban Morphology', Vítor Oliveira. University of Birmingham. 18 December 11:30 – 15:30

Vítor Oliveira will launch his new book 'J.W.R. Whitehand and the Historico-geographical Approach to Urban Morphology'. 18 December 11:30 – 15:30 at University of Birmingham. Short talks by the editor, Vítor Oliveira, authors Michael P. Conzen (Foreword), Kai Gu, Michael Barke, Peter Larkham, Karl Kropf, Ivor Samuels, and by Nick Morton.

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'Over recent decades, the historico-geographical approach to urban morphology has been prominent in the debate on the physical form of our cities and on the agents and processes shaping that form over time. With origins in the work of the geographer M.R.G. Conzen, this approach has been systematically developed by researchers in different parts of the world since the 1960s.

This book argues that J.W.R. Whitehand structured an innovative and comprehensive school of urban morphological thought grounded in the invaluable basis provided by Conzen. It identifies the development of several dimensions of the concepts of "fringe belt" and "morphological region" and the systematic exploration of the themes of "agents of change," "comparative studies" and "research and practice" as key contributions by Whitehand to this school of thought. The book presents contributions from leading international experts in the field addressing these major issues'.

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News published in 07 Dec, 2018