Introduction to Space Syntax in Urban Studies

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This open access textbook is a comprehensive introduction to space syntax method and theory for graduate students and researchers. It provides a step-by-step approach for its application in urban planning and design. This textbook aims to increase the accessibility of the space syntax method for the first time to all graduate students and researchers who are dealing with the built environment, such as those in the field of architecture, urban design and planning, urban sociology, urban geography, archaeology, road engineering, and environmental psychology. Taking a didactical approach, the authors have structured each chapter to explain key concepts and show practical examples followed by underlying theory and provided exercises to facilitate learning in each chapter. The textbook gradually eases the reader into the fundamental concepts and leads them towards complex theories and applications. In summary, the general competencies gain after reading this book are:

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van Nes, A., & Yamu, C. (2021). Introduction to Space Syntax in Urban Studies. Introduction to Space Syntax in Urban Studies (pp. 1–250). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-59140-3

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