Evgeniya Bobkova

Doctoral Student, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning, Spatial Morphology Research Group

Jane Bobkova is an urbanist, PhD candidate and a member of the Spatial Morphology Group (SMoG) since May 2016.

She studies the relation between urban diversity and urban form, and aims to identify the fundamental variables of spatial form that contribute to urban diversity and socio-economic performativity. In particular, she investigates the concept of spatial capacity, that is, the impact of land division on urban diversity.

The project has its focus on Gothenburg and will be extended into a comparative analysis of three cities in Sweden cities (Gothenburg, Eskilstuna and Stockholm) and three international capitals (Stockholm, London and Amsterdam) as a part of a larger running research project – the Spatial Morphology Lab. The concept of spatial capacity will contribute to the quantitative and qualitative classification of urban environments.

​Spatial capacity: 

exploring relations between the plot systems and socio-economic performativity of urban fabric

 
The project explores the relation between urban diversity and spatial urban form and aims to identify the fundamental variables of spatial form that contribute to urban diversity and socio-economic performativity. In particular, project investigates the concept of spatial capacity, that is,
the impact of land division on urban diversity.
 
The goal of the project is to develop theoretically and empirically sounder foundation for measuring the relation between spatial urban form and socio-economic outcome when it comes to spatial capacity of urban space. In extension, this measure will be combined with other measures of spatial form such as distance and density.
 


The project has its focus on Gothenburg and will be further extended into the comparative analysis of the cities of Gothenburg, Amsterdam, London and Stockholm as a part of a larger running research project –  Spatial Morphology Lab. Here the fundamental diversity measure will
contribute to the quantitative and
qualitative classification of morphological urban types.
 
The research outcome is aimed to create stronger link
between theory and practice in urban design, by developing principal understanding of the relation between spatial urban form and socio-economic outcome for a more informed design of concrete material spatial urban form.

Illustrations
  1. Spatial capacity representative diagram
  2. Map of Stockholm showing accessibility to plots within 500m
  3. Location – based measures of plot systems 

The project is linked to: 

Spatial Morphology Lab _ SMoL. International laboratory for comparative research in urban form

Published: Tue 07 Jun 2016. Modified: Wed 19 Dec 2018