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Grid configuration and land use: A syntactic study of Porto Alegre (Brazil)

De Aguiar, DV; (1991) Grid configuration and land use: A syntactic study of Porto Alegre (Brazil). Doctoral thesis (Ph.D), UCL (University College London). Green open access

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Abstract

This thesis is about the configuration of the urban grid. Configuration is understood here as a perticalor manner of zirratigement which differentiates the layout of the street grid from one part of the town to another. The problem of how to describe, in objective terms, the diversity of grid configurations that compose naturally evolved urban areas is a central concern in this investigation. This thesis is also about the scrutiny of relationships between grid configuration and the distribution of land use. It is conjectured in this respect that configurational factors given by the spatial nature of the grid may affect the way in which land use is distributed in urban areas. A sample of urban areas - grid configurations and corresponding land use distributions - taken from the city of Porto Alegre (Brazil) is the object to be investigated. The simultaneity and interaction of markedly distinct grid configurations within the same city make of Porto Alegre a case where this research has fertile grounds for development. The investigation is centred on the study of the ieWS of tfio offject The urban grid will be assessed in terms of its internal laws and properties which, in a subsequent step, will be statistically compared with the socio-economic dimension of the urban phenomenon given by the distribution of land use. Notes to the reader The non-technical reader may first refer to chapter 7 which provides a summary of the findings produced out of this i nvestigation. The analytical procedure to be developed during chapters 4, 5 and 6 should be read simultaneously with the observation of the diagrams available from the back cover of this thesis.

Type: Thesis (Doctoral)
Qualification: Ph.D
Title: Grid configuration and land use: A syntactic study of Porto Alegre (Brazil)
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
Language: English
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10123300
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