Urban Morphology – Different Attributes that Shape Urban Form

Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Research in Science and Technology

Year: 2018

DOI: https://www.doi.org/10.33422/8RST.2018.11.35

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Urban Morphology – Different Attributes that Shape Urban Form

Ar. Shanu Raina, Ar. Bhagyalaxmi Madapur and Dr. Mamatha P Raj



Urban morphology in the broadest sense is the resultant of socio-economic as well as cultural processes and refers to the physicality of the urban form. The major morphological factors of cities include natural determinants and manmade determinants. In this paper, core overlapping morphological measures have been critically explored to analyze morphological attributes using Basavanagudi, one of the prominent neighborhoods of Bangalore city, India as a case study. These quantifiable methods can be used as indices by different stakeholders to formulate a framework of different schemes to steer the city towards elevating the quality of urban living.

Keywords: Urban morphology, Urban form, morphological measures, morphological attributes, Urban living, Built environment.