Mapping urban design literature: A network-based approach

Keywords: urban design, network analysis, ecological urbanism, gender, industry 4.0


The aim of this paper was to analyze and connect the existing literature on urban design. The use of mapping methodologies from a network-based approach made it possible to chronologically identify the most relevant authors from a literature review on urban design and their contributions, establishing points of theoretical connection. The main result of this analysis was the construction of three proposed approaches: i) an environmental and ecological approach, including for example research about the third landscape, the healthy city or ecosystemic urbanism; ii) a technological approach with Industry 4.0 and iii) a participatory and gender perspective approach.

Author Biographies

Virginia De Jorge-Huertas, Independent Researcher

Virginia De Jorge Huertas is a Ph.D. Architect. Currently part of the work-team of the Research Project MUWO “Women in Spanish (Post)Modern Architecture Culture”. She has been postdoctoral researcher at the Università Iuav di Venezia (2019 - 2020). Registered Architect at COAM-Madrid since 2015. Winner of the ARQUIA Scholarship, First Prize Europan 14, Santander Fellowship and several Research fellowships. Her PhD has been funded by a four-year research contract “FPU” by the Spanish Ministry of Education. Her research has been published in Frontiers of Architectural Research, Architecture City and Environment, Nexus Network Journal, Techne, Spatium or Arts, among others.

Justo De Jorge-Moreno, University of Alcala

Justo de Jorge Moreno is Associate Professor in the Economic and Business Department, University of Alcalá, Madrid. His research focuses on productivity and efficiency in public and private sector as well as in entrepreneurship field. Some articles published: Entrepreneurship Regional and Development, Annals of Regional, Service Industry, Business Economics and Management, Environmental Science and Pollution Research. In the professional field he has held different positions as an engineer in public and private companies. Since joining the University, he has worked in research and consulting for institutions such as the Inter-American Development Bank, Rafael del Pino Foundation, Madrid City Council, Horizon 2020 project.




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