Urban morphology: The study of urban form

As a part of the urban design discipline, urban morphology in my line of research and analysis focuses on the study of urban forms. My results of published works figured out that urban morphology is an induced correlation between people and place. In this correlation, the matter extends to how it is seen across time and alongside urban policies. To determine more explicitly which aspects can be included, it is recognized here in this reserch direction five inclusive approaches to urban morphology. The expected outcomes were a slightly different view of the form: relational, spatial analytical, logic configurational, process historic-geographical and temporal approach.

Research Team

  1. Abeer Elshater
  2. Ahmed Sami Abd Elrahman
  3. Sami Afifi

Related Journal Publication List

  1. Elshater, A. (2021) The Predicament of Post-Displacement Amidst Historical Sites: A Design-based Correlation Between People and Place, Heritage & Society, doi: 10.1080/2159032X.2021.1879355.
  2. Abusaada, H., & Elshater, A. (2021). Effect of people on placemaking and affective atmospheres in city streets. Ain Shams Engineering Journal, In press, 1-13, doi: 10.1016/j.asej.2021.04.019.
  3. Abusaada, H., Elshater, A. & Abd Elrahman, AS (2020). Articulating assemblage theory for salient urban atmospheres in children’s environments. Ain Shams Engineering Journal. ahead-of-print DOI: 10.1016/j.asej.2020.09.021.
  4. Elshater, A. (2020). Food consumption in the everyday life of liveable cities: Design implications for conviviality. Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability. 13 (1), 68-96. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549175.2019.1666026.
  5. Elshater, A., Abusaada, H., & Afifi, S. 2019. What makes livable cities of today alike? Revisiting the criterion of singularity through two case studies. Cities, 92, 273-291. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cities.2019.04.008.
  6. Elshater, A. 2018. “What Can the Urban Designer Do for Children? Normative principles of child–friendly communities for responsive third places.” Journal of Urban Design, 23(3), 432-455. https://doi.org/10.1080/13574809.2017.1343086.