"Transitional Morphologies" studies. An agenda for 2030 between Europe and China

Li Bao, Marco Trisciuoglio

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The year 2030 will be an important deadline for global economics, society, culture and scientific knowledge. For China it is the perspective of the possible development path, for Europe it is the horizon of the new science and technology research program, for UNO it is the given term to reach a series of sustainable goals. The "Transitional Morphologies" Joint Research Unit (at Southeast University and Politecnico di Torino since 2018) operates on the formal analysis of the dynamics in urban form between China and Italy in order to improve the design practice through new technical and conceptual tools. The keywords to figure out next ten years of studies in urban morphology may be "Transition" and "Tradition" and their role in European and Chinese cultures, overall considering the interaction of human beings and urban space: of course, the interdependence of culture and humanities with new technologies will be a crucial issue looking at the future.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual Conference Proceedings of the XXVII International Seminar on Urban Form
Subtitle of host publication"Urban Form and the Sustainable and Prosperous City"
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 8 Apr 2022


  • 2030
  • urban morphology studies
  • future cities
  • transition
  • tradition

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