Explanation of Urban Morphology Evaluation methods and Tools in Sustainable Energies Approach

Document Type : Original Article


Department of Urban Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Urban Planing, Sciences and Researches Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The concept of sustainability in the last age has become amplified. Its beginning can be traced far back in the fields of economics and natural resources, relating to the content of natural stocks, the Malthusian concept of resource exhaustion due to population increase. The theory that the spatial form of factors in an urban region influences ecosystem dynamics is based along the estimate that the spatial forms of the urban setting alter the biophysical structure and habitat and act upon the flows of resources. Just recently the relationship between urban patterns and energy efficiency, energy saving or renewable energy local exploitation is getting more and more significant. The much important challenge in this matter always is connected to how we can evaluate different views of the main subjects and can be aware of proper results to have best conclusion. Anyway, for this evaluation new methods need to have adopted by newest technologies that extract accurate data and data. All of new approaches such as, City as a system, Urban metabolism VS Pattern Oriented, integrated PSR-POM approach for urban - energy systems and etc. lead to present newest models and tools like Pixel by pixel analysis, Pixel by pixel analysis, Ranking system, Multivariate statistical analysis, LIDAR system and other tools, nevertheless in this paper the methods will be presented to know how can measure with this standard in urban morphology field in the approach to energy sustainability.


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