Mapping Urban Spaces focuses on medium-sized European cities and more specifically on their open spaces from psychological, sociological, and aesthetic points of view. The chapters illustrate how the characteristics that make life in medium-sized European cities pleasant and sustainable – accessibility, ease of travel, urban sustainability, social inclusiveness – can be traced back to the nature of that space.

The chapters develop from a phenomenological study of space to contributions on places and landscapes in the city. Centralities and their meaning are studied, as well as the social space and its complexity. The contributions focus on history and theory as well as concrete research and mapping approaches and the resulting design applications.

The case studies come from countries around Europe including Poland, Italy, Greece, Germany, and France, among others. The book will be of interest to students, scholars, and practitioners in architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture.

chapter |4 pages


The ArchéA Method
ByLamberto Amistadi
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part Part I|56 pages

Mapping Spaces

chapter 1|8 pages

A Spatial Understanding of Architecture and the City

ByUwe Schröder
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chapter 2|11 pages

Landmarks in a History of Spatial Mapping

ByFelix Mayer
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chapter 3|8 pages

The Many-Faceted Notion of Space

On the Hypothesis of Mapping and the Observation of Spatial Phenomena
BySarah Maria Schroeter
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chapter 4|10 pages


On Perceiving and Reading Urban Spaces
ByTimo Steinmann
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chapter 5|10 pages

Where the Compact and Open City Meet

Inner and Outer Spaces on the Periphery of Aachen North
ByIlaria Maria Zedda
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chapter 6|7 pages

Here and There

On the Ambivalence of Transitional Spaces
ByFranziska Kramer
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part Part II|69 pages

Mapping Places

chapter 7|13 pages

Drawing the City

Form and Meaning
ByLamberto Amistadi
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chapter 8|10 pages

Urban Events and the Soul of the City

The Poetic Political Tripartition of Urban Form
ByIldebrando Clemente
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chapter 9|8 pages

Civic Urbanity

The Places of Everyday Life
ByFrancesco Saverio Fera
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chapter 10|12 pages

Venice as a Paradigm

Urban Studies and the Value of Emptiness in the City's Design
ByGiovanni Marras
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chapter 11|12 pages

Nature Prepares the Sites, but It Is Man Who Creates the Organism 1

Bologna through Its Geography, Its History, and Its Planning Tools
ByValentina Orioli
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chapter 12|12 pages

New Urban Landscapes

Fragments of Civil Architecture
ByGino Malacarne
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part Part III|48 pages

Mapping Natural Space

chapter 13|13 pages

The Role of Greenspaces in Urban Design Theories in France

ByValter Balducci
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chapter 14|8 pages

Greenspace as an Element for a New Urban Dynamic

ByFabienne Fendrich
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chapter 15|10 pages

Uses of Mapping

Methods of Investigation and Ways of Narrating Territory in Architectural Practice and Teaching
ByAnne Portnoï
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chapter 16|15 pages

Towards a More “Natural” City?

ByJean-Marc Bichat, Philippe Chavanes
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part Part IV|69 pages

Mapping Centralities

chapter 17|12 pages

The Long-Term Method of the Urban Project in Italy and the Parma School

ByCarlo Quintelli
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chapter 18|13 pages

Designing the European Medium-Sized City

Urban Regeneration Technique through the Structured Densification of the Centrality System
ByEnrico Prandi
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chapter 19|9 pages

The Project of a Metropolitan Urban Centrality

The Case of the Former Fruit and Vegetable Market of Bologna
ByPaolo Strina
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chapter 20|10 pages

Densification as the Key to Suburb Regeneration

The Case of Driescher Hof in Aachen
ByGiuseppe Verterame
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chapter 21|11 pages

The European Medium-Sized City

The Characteristics of the Urban Form
ByMarco Maretto
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chapter 22|12 pages

The Idea of Space and Urban Sequences

The Case of Parma
ByCarlo Gandolfi
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part Part V|34 pages

Mapping Social Space

chapter 23|10 pages

Mapping Urban Spaces with the Use of Physical, Digital, and Augmented Reality Models

Experiences from Applications in Architectural and Urban Education
ByTomasz Bradecki
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chapter 24|9 pages

The Urban Circle of Life of People with Disabilities

Mapping Urban Inconveniences
ByKatarzyna Ujma-Wa˛sowicz
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chapter 25|13 pages

Multigenerational Spaces in Conceptual Urban Projects in Polish Cities

ByAgnieszka Labus, Paweł Woźnicki
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chapter |7 pages


Problems of the Contemporary City
ByRaffaella Neri
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