Course Title Urban Morphology-I
Course ID ARCH 6403
Course Program Postgraduate, PhD, M.Arch,
Course Type Optional Theory
Credits Hours 5 Hrs/WK
Course Offered Yes
Description Urban Morphology History; Spatial analysis of Urban Form; Theory of Space Syntax for configurational analysis of urban form. The Spatial Nature of Societies; Theory of space in the structuring of society; Philosophical debate about space; Social logic of the spatial morphology of urban form. Form of cities and how they function; Configuration of Urban Grid and Urban Core; Theory of movement economy; Problems in urban structure- Part and whole, Disurbanism; order and structure in urban design. Spatial Morphology of cities-Medieval, Islamic, Colonial; Geometry in Organic and Planned cities; Morphology of cities of Organic cities. Transformation of Urban Form with particular reference to change in activity pattern and sustainable urban form; Modernizing Medieval cities, Urban transformation and the morphological characteristics of Dhaka.