Journal article

The "Paris-end" of Town?: Deriving Urban Typologies Using Three Imagery Types

Kerry Nice, Jason Thompson, Jasper Wijnands, Gideon Aschwanden, Mark Stevenson

Urban Science | MDPI | Published : 2020

Abstract

Urban typologies allow areas to be categorised according to form and the social, demographic, and political uses of the areas. The use of these typologies and finding similarities and dissimilarities between cities enables better targeted interventions for improved health, transport, and environmental outcomes in urban areas. A better understanding of local contexts can also assist in applying lessons learned from other cities. Constructing urban typologies at a global scale through traditional methods, such as functional or network analysis, requires the collection of data across multiple political districts, which can be inconsistent and then require a level of subjective classification. T..

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