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Transit-oriented morphologies and forms of urban life: A case study

Peimani, Nastaran 2016. Transit-oriented morphologies and forms of urban life: A case study. Contour Journal 1 (2) , pp. 1-11.

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Cities are facing the challenges of climate change as they become more car-dependent and less compact. Tackling these challenges, transit-oriented development has become one of the key concepts of urban design in engaging with opportunities for transforming the car-dependent city. Such transformational change demands exploring capacities for future cities, which are geared to understanding the ways in which transit-oriented developments work at different scales within a city. The main challenge here is to understand how the synergies play out at different scales in relation to the transit-oriented problems and opportunities. Thus, this research aims to enrich an understanding of how urbanity emerges in relation to overlapping connections between socio-spatial networks within transit-oriented developments. In effect, the analysis of spatial structures in a city needs to be conjoined with the ways through which everyday urban life takes place. The study adopts a conceptual model of density, mix, and access, in which the permeability and pedestrian flows throughout the city are integrated with pools of use and different levels of concentration. The study documents the urban morphology associated with a transit-oriented development in the city of Tehran city, and explores the capacities within this transit pocket. Hence, through a series of mappings, the study will explore different morphological patterns as well as everyday street life within public spaces of transit-oriented development.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Publisher: EPFL
ISSN: 2297-6906
Date of Acceptance: 2 November 2016
Last Modified: 04 May 2020 11:45

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