Spatial Morphology

Studies in spatial morphology model the interaction of physical measures of the city ranging from block shape and size, the distance between intersections, or the density of streets in an area to the syntactic structure of street networks as described by measures of street network connectivity, street alignment, and network centrality. The quantitative models of the physical fabric of the city provide a basis for the development of more complex models that link physical form to aspects of urban function that range from the distribution of land uses to the distribution of movement, vehicular, and pedestrian. The aim is to provide benchmarks, guidance, and evaluative tools to urban design and master-planning.


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John Peponis

Professor, School of Architecture
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Sonit Bafna

Associate Professor, School of Architecture


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