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Notes on the Urban Macroform of Mexico City

This slide deck describes a range of morphologies that comprise the contemporary landscape of Mexico City. By morphologies (also referred to as forms), I mean the spatial organization of settlement created by the patterned relation of streets to the fabric they contain. As a field of study, urban morphology developed over the last fifty years as a concerted effort to understand the physical processes, practices, opportunities, and constraints that structure the city. While engaged in analysis of form, the broader goal of the field is to apprehend the social and temporal dimensions of urban life, particularly as these shape, and are shaped by, the material city. Click here or on the image below to load the slide deck. For an in-depth examination, see the journal article: "Mexico City Morphologies," Streetnotes 26 (2019), 213-239.


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