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dc.contributor.authorDe Smet, Isabelle
dc.contributor.authorCenci, Jérémy
dc.contributor.authorLaplume, David
dc.contributor.authorBecue, Vincent
dc.identifier.citationDe Smet, Isabelle [et al.]. Analysis of the spectre of urban density from the perspective of compactness of forms: a response to a new urban vulnerability. A: International Conference Virtual City and Territory. "9° Congresso Città e Territorio Virtuale, Roma, 2, 3 e 4 ottobre 2013". Roma: Università degli Studi Roma Tre, 2014, p. 367-372.
dc.description.abstractThe concepts of density and urban morphology are today at the centre of debates on architecture and urban planning. The concept of density provides a solution to the issue of urban sprawl and, consequently, offers a way of rethinking sustainable urban and rural development. The densification of urban centres makes it possible to reduce a vulnerability related to the excessive use of suburban areas. However, densification is not a “turnkey” solution. Numerous criteria relating to its use are poorly understood. As numerous contemporary experiences have demonstrated, urban densification exposes space systems to new, unknown forms of vulnerability. First, we will define the concept of vulnerability, specifically that of urban vulnerability, as well as related concepts, such as those of risk, hazard and challenges. Secondly, we will pinpoint forms of vulnerability inherent in the over-densification paradigm: this will involve determining the specific hazards, challenges and risks of this space system. Thirdly, we will demonstrate how the concept of compactness makes it possible to review at the different urban levels the densification processes of territories and urban areas. Finally, we will propose a tool for the optimisation of compact urban morphologies for use in countering the related hazards and risks.
dc.format.extent6 p.
dc.publisherUniversità degli Studi Roma Tre
dc.publisherCentre de Política de Sòl i Valoracions
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Conference Virtual City and Territory (9è: 2013: Roma)
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Spain
dc.subjectÀrees temàtiques de la UPC::Urbanisme
dc.subject.lcshSustainable urban development
dc.subject.lcshUrban density
dc.titleAnalysis of the spectre of urban density from the perspective of compactness of forms: a response to a new urban vulnerability
dc.typeConference report
dc.subject.lemacDesenvolupament urbà sostenible
dc.subject.lemacCiutats compactes
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Reviewed
dc.rights.accessOpen Access
upcommons.citation.authorDe Smet, Isabelle; Cenci, Jérémy; Laplume, David; Becue, Vincent
upcommons.citation.contributorInternational Conference Virtual City and Territory
upcommons.citation.publicationName9° Congresso Città e Territorio Virtuale, Roma, 2, 3 e 4 ottobre 2013

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