MULTI-SCALE APPROACH IN THE URBAN MORPHOLOGY BASED METHODOLOGY
The issue of scale of urban form, following the level of buildings and parcels, streets and blocks to the whole city and the wide region, is seen as one of the three key components of research in contemporary approaches to urban morphology (the other two are: shape and time).
Paper will thoroughly present the three-stage methodology for determine guidelines for the sustainable use of urban land from the perspective of urban morphology for the specific case of residential communities.
The specificity of this methodology is that the three-step analysis/synthesis also allows the three-point consideration of space: at the MACRO-scale (level of the whole settlement), MESO-scale (level of the superblock/block/neighbourhood) and MICRO-scale (level of the surrounding urban design).
The methodology is recommended for the research within residential communities of modern urbanism, but also can be adapted to different morphological types of city structure.
Key words: hierarchy of scale in cities, contemporary residential communities, urban morphology, guidelines for sustainable urban land use, evaluation
Ranka Gajić, PhD, is an Assistant professor (subjects: 1/Urbanism and 2/Construction Engineering) at the Faculty of Traffic and Transport Engineering, University of Belgrade. Has graduated, obtained a master’s degree and a PhD at Faculty of Architecture in Belgrade.
She has been involved, both as an associate and team leader, in drafting town planning documentation for cities in Serbia (particularly Belgrade). As part of theoretical work, she participated in research projects and organizing symposia. Author of one Monograph, supplementary textbook and over 40 published papers. Member of the Steering Committee of Association of Engineers of Belgrade and of the Serbian National Delegation in ISOCARP.
Scope of research: urban morphology, sustainable development of cities, sustainable urban land use