• Vítor OliveiraEmail author
Part of the The Urban Book Series book series (UBS)


This chapter describes the main motivation for writing this book, as well as its object and structure. Drawing on the absence of urban morphology manuals, a textbook on the study of the physical form of cities is proposed. The book is structured in seven different parts: the elements of urban form, the agents and processes of transformation, cities in history, three contemporary cities, the study of urban form - different approaches, from theory to practice and, finally, the relationships with other fields of knowledge.


Cities Disciplinary history Manual Urban form Urban morphology 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculdade de EngenhariaUniversidade do PortoPortoPortugal
  2. 2.Departamento de ArquitecturaUniversidade Lusófona do PortoPortoPortugal

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