Encoding Good Urban Form: the Use of Urban MorphoMetrics in the Elaboration of Local Design Codes for Asian Cities

O. Romice, A. Venerandi, K. Kalyan, N. Bhardwaj, V. Viese, S. Porta

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In September 2019 UNICITI launched the "A Third Way of Building Asian Cities" initiative at the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Jakarta, Indonesia. UNICITI is an international consultancy and think tank, with the mission of "helping Asian cities become sustainable, climate resilient, economically competitive, socially inclusive and culturally vibrant by reactivating their unique cultural and natural assets". The "Third way" aims to overcome the a-contextual mass-produced practices of the "Business as Usual" (BAU) model as well as to provide a more influential and impactful alternative to the niche sustainable and local context that represent a tiny share of a city's urban fabric. In between these two ways, UNICITI's Third Way to urbanisation has called to action a network of international experts in several areas of the built environment to build on break-through practices and assemble new knowledge and methods to combine large scale of development and design quality (place-specific – or "unique" – places at neighbourhood scale).
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Commissioning bodyUNICITI
Number of pages22
Publication statusPublished - 31 Jan 2022


  • urban design
  • Asian cities
  • sustainability
  • urban planning

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