PhD Thesis

Mapping Urban Form: Morphology studies in the contemporary urban landscape

Pinzon Cortes, CE. (2009). Mapping Urban Form. Morphology studies in the contemporary urban landscape. Delft University of Technology.

This dissertation discusses the importance to study the form of the contemporary urban landscape.

It shows how mapping is the tool by which the formal logic of the contemporary city can be uncovered. Through mapping, the urban landscape can be understood as systems of overlapping layers. This observation in terms of overlapping layers allows covering different scales from the block until the region. Finally, it is shown how mapping is simultaneously a research tool and a design approximation to the studied urban reality.