- Theory 1 : emergence, relational theories, the social sciences and urban morphology.
- Theory 2: the scope and limits of urban theories.
- Urban Design: urban morphology, building typology and design
- Methods 1 : embedding different approaches into the study of urban morphology.
- Methods 2: combining Conzenian, typological and space syntax approaches.
- Focus 1: urban conflict and divided cities.
- Focus 2: Mediterranean port cities in a global context.