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Interaction between rivers and morphology of cities in Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment. (Geodesy and Geoinformatics)
2014 (English)In: Our common future in urban morphology, Porto: FEUP edições (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Edicoes), 2014Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Rivers as one of the most important topographic factor have played a strategic role not only on the appearance of cities but they also affect the structure and morphology of cities. In this paper I intend to find out the influence of rivers on the morphology of a cities and discuss that how a city in its physical network interacts with a river flowing inside. My study area is river-cities in Sweden in which they have not received much attention in this issue. To this purpose I use space syntax method integrating with geospatial analysis and extract the properties of physical form of cities in terms of global and local integration value, choice value and so on. Comparing the states of presence and absence of rivers in these cities as well as evaluating the effect of rivers on the morphology of areas located in different banks of rivers are also part of interest in this paper. The primary result shows that although a river is not comparable to a city based on size and the area occupied by, it has a significant effect on the form of a city in both global and local properties. In addition, tracking the pattern of river-cities and their interaction to rivers may lead us to interoperate the physical form of these cities in terms of structured and distributed cities.

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Porto: FEUP edições (Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto Edicoes), 2014.
Keyword [en]
river-cities, physical form, space syntax properties, structured and distributed cities
National Category
Architectural Engineering
Research subject
Architecture; Civil and Architectural Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-148007ISBN: 978-972-99101-5-9OAI: diva2:734052
21st International Seminar on Urban Form, Porto, Portugal3-6 July 2014

QC 20150202

Available from: 2014-07-14 Created: 2014-07-14 Last updated: 2015-02-02Bibliographically approved

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