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Four questions to Jeremy Whitehand on urban morphology and historical cities

Four questions to Jeremy Whitehand
on urban morphology and historical

in U+D Urbanform and Design, 13, 2020

CLICK HERE  –  R-Intervista a WH (1)

In an interview with Giuseppe Strappa, Jeremy
Whitehand explains his ideas on the study of the
historical city from the point of view of the method
used by M.R.G. Conzen and continued by the
English Historical Geographical School.
The topics are:
– the question of the generalization of the study
methods used and the field of validity in different
cultural contexts;
– how individual building could be investigated
inside a wider historical landscape and how urban
morphology could contribute to guiding
– the problem of the ancient patterns underlying
the form of actual cities, which should correctly
be posed as interdisciplinary but in fact
has rarely led to collaboration between different
– the impact of the modern retail structures
in the transformation of historic centres.

COURSE IN URBAN MORPHOLOGY – 2020-21 – Prof. G.Strappa



Master Course Ar 1051714 


Via Gianturco, room G 31, 3.30 – 7.00  pm

prof. Giuseppe Strappa , arch. Anna Rita Donatella Amato, arch. , arch. Francesca De Rosa. arch. Ermelinda Di Chiara, arch. Alessandra Pusceddu,

OPENING  7th OCTOBER  –  3.30 pm

The course aims to teach a method of reading the built landscape through the knowledge of the forming processes common to urban fabrics and buildings. Despite their great variety and complexity, in fact, some common and continuous formative principles can be recognized in such processes. The basic notions of organism and process will be used to read the built landscape. The term “reading” does not indicate the simple and neutral recording of phenomena, but requires the active contribution of the reader, creating a synthesis of the will of the subject and the attitude of the object. The main purpose of the typological study proposed by the course is precisely the identification of the qualitative differences contained in the characters of the built reality, the recognition of the process of their formation and transformation, their internal dialectic of extensive exchanges and integrations.