Research Perspective of the Turkish Network of Urban Morphology

Ayşe Sema Kubat, Mert Akay, Ezgi Küçük Çalışkan, Burcu Soygüzeloğlu

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For the last decades, interest in urban morphology studies has increased in Türkiye. Urban morphology has become a widespread study field within the quantitative and qualitative track of urbanism to investigate further the character of Turkish cities and their urban fabric. Aiming to make urban morphology an independent and interdisciplinary research field, the Turkish Network of Urban Morphology (TNUM) was founded in 2014 as a remarkable development. The main objective of TNUM is to create a common platform for urban morphology studies and to develop national/ international collaborations. For this purpose, TNUM held several academic events to increase the impact of the discipline of urban morphology. In this context, TNUM organised three national urban morphology symposiums; Mersin (2015), Istanbul (2018), and Ankara (2021), and the next event will be held in Konya in May 2023. Within this perspective, the primary intention of this research is to analyse the urban morphology studies in Türkiye contextually through the specified themes of the past three symposiums. It also aims to present the activities of TNUM for the last decade to propound the current morphology discussions in Türkiye. Eventually, the research will provide a comprehensive evaluation of the morphology studies by discussing possible further directions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-162
Number of pages17
JournalSerbian Architectural Journal
Issue number2023-1
Publication statusPublished - 2023

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  • tnum
  • tnum local symposiums
  • regional networks
  • isuf
  • Urban Morphology


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