The study of urban form in Sweden

Document type: Journal Articles
Article type: Original article
Peer reviewed: Yes
Author(s): Abdellah Abarkan
Title: The study of urban form in Sweden
Journal: Urban Morphology
Year: 2009
Volume: 13
Issue: 2
Pagination: 121-127
ISSN: 1027-4278
ISI number: 000270224700005
Organization: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Department: School of Planning and Media Design (Sektionen för planering och mediedesign)
School of Planning and Media Design S-371 79 Karlskrona
+46 455 38 50 00
Language: English
Abstract: Early research on urban form in Sweden was undertaken before the First World War. After the Second World War research was influenced by the major criticisms levelled at comprehensive urban renewal and suburban mass housing. These criticisms were particularly on the ground that values embodied in the traditional built environment were being ignored. Increased interest in the study of historical urban fabrics was associated with the development of methodologies reliant on the concepts of typology and morphology. These development were dependent on the activities of individual researchers until the very recent development of wider co-ordinating research organizations.
Subject: Spatial Planning\Housing
Spatial Planning\Social Planning
Keywords: architectural style, typology, morphology, socio-morphology, building patterns, Sweden