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Conzenian Tradition in Polish Urban Historical Morphology
Conzenian Tradition in Polish Urban Historical Morphology

Author(s): Mariusz Kulesza
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Sociology, Rural and urban sociology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego
Keywords: M. R. G. Conzen; urban morphology

Summary/Abstract: The scienti c heritage of M. R. G. Conzen, who is considered one of the most outstand-ing historical geographers and urban morphologists in the world, has made a huge impact on the contemporary urban historic morphology. Nowadays it would be very hard to imagine this scientific discipline without his achievements. He created a new point of view on the city, first within the Anglo-Saxon, and afterwards within European and world geography. Morphogenetic methods, the conceptualisation of historic development, terminological precision as well as cartographic analysis that were typical of his approach, more and more often were considered essential for the development and the role of research on historic urban landscape. This resulted in the increasing interest in morphological studies on an international scale. In Poland, M. R. G. Conzen’s opinions have become recognizable since 1960, nding permanent place in urban historic morphology and providing stimuli for its signi cant development in the following decades.

  • Issue Year: 21/2014
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 133-153
  • Page Count: 21
  • Language: English