The European Medium-Sized City
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The medium-sized European city represents a bright example for the study of urban form. The formative logic of its urban fabric, the organization of its building structures, and the sequential order of its public spaces constitute a valuable “tool kit” for understanding and designing the contemporary city.
The chapter, through the morphological analysis of some representative case studies, aims to highlight those basic morphological elements identifying the characteristics of the urban form of medium-sized European cities.
The choice of these elements is therefore ordered to form a logical framework of reference, on multiple levels of reading and on multiple dimensional scales, so as to constitute a valid reference for understanding the city in view of its transformation.
The methodology adopted refers to the long tradition of studies conducted by the Italian School of Urban Morphology and the researches carried on within the International Seminar on Urban Form (ISUF).