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Book translation by Oliveira V and Monteiro C, 2022, of MRG Conzen (1969) Alnwick, Northumberland, a study in town-plan analysis, Institute of British Geographers Publication 27, London.

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Oliveira V (2022) Urban morphology. An introduction to the study of the physical form of cities - 2nd edition, Springer, Cham.

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Oliveira V (ed.) (2021) Morphological research in planning, urban design and architecture, Springer, Cham.

Book review by Ezquerra 2022

Diferentes abordagens

Oliveira V (ed.) (2020) Diferentes abordagens em morfologia urbana. Contributos luso-brasileiros. Urban Forms. Porto. 2nd edition.

Book review by Rego 2021.

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Oliveira V (ed.) (2019) JWR Whitehand and the historico-geographical approach to urban morphology, Springer, Cham.

Book review by Gauthier 2019.

Photograph of the book launching in Birmingham, December 2018.

Video of the 4th ISUF-h conference in Barcelona, September 2020.

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Oliveira V (ed.) (2018) Planeamento urbano: investigação, ensino e prática profissional, Afrontamento, Porto.

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Oliveira V (ed.) (2018) Teaching urban morphology, Springer, Cham.  

Book review by Buongiorno 2018, Djordjevic 2020Lovra 2020 and McClure 2019.


Oliveira V (ed.) (2018) Diferentes abordagens em morfologia urbana. Contributos luso-brasileiros. Urban Forms. Porto

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Oliveira V (2016) Urban morphology. An introduction to the study of the physical form of cities, Springer, Cham.

Persian translation by Mazyar Abaee.

Book Reviews by Bugarski 2020Fernandes and Limoli 2019Garcia-Perez 2018, Matos 2018 and Unlu 2018.


Oliveira V, Marat-Mendes T, Pinho P (eds.) (2015) O estudo da forma urbana em Portugal, Edições UP, Porto.

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Oliveira V, Pinho P, Mendes L, Patatas T, Monteiro C (eds.) (2014) Our common future in urban morphology, FEUP, Porto . Vol. I and Vol. II

A evolução das formas urbanas de Lisboa e do Porto

Oliveira V (2013) A evolução das formas urbanas de Lisboa e Porto nos séculos XIX e XX, Edições UP, Porto.

Podcast 'Autores UPorto'

The Lisbon maps Pdfthe Porto maps Pdf.

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Oliveira V (2011) Avaliação em planeamento urbano, Edições UP, Porto. Pdf

Bringing city form back into planning

Pinho P, Oliveira V (eds.) (2011) Bringing city form back into planning, FEUP Edições, Porto.

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Pinho P, Oliveira V (eds.) (2010) Planning in times of uncertainty, FEUP Edições, Porto.

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Pinho P, Oliveira V (eds.) (2009) Evaluation in planning, FEUP Edições, Porto. Pdf



Conzen MP, Oliveira V (2021) Becoming an urban morphologist: Jeremy W. R. Whitehand, Urban Morphology 25, 76-88. 

Oliveira V (2021) Urban form and the socioeconomic and environmental dimensions of cities, Journal of Urbanism 15.

Oliveira V (2021) The town-plan as built heritage, Heritage 4, 1049-1061. Pdf

Oliveira V (2021) Jeremy Whitehand: 60 anos de investigação em forma urbana, Revista de Morfologia Urbana 9.Pdf 

Abaee M, Oliveira V (2021) Extending the scope of Morpho analysis: an Iranian exploration, Journal of Urban Research and Development 2, 30-46Pdf 


Oliveira V (2020) ‘The ground plan as a unifying concept’, Journal of Urban Research and Development 1, 45-59. Pdf

Francisco A, Oliveira V (2020) ‘Explorando as relações entre forma urbana e tecido social: o caso de Azevedo, Porto’ Revista de Morfologia Urbana 8 ( Pdf

Oliveira V, Zaitter B (2020) Uma introdução ao estudo da forma urbana no Brasil, Urbe. Pdf

García-Perez S, Oliveira V, Monclús J, Díez C (2020) UR-Hesp: a methodological approach for a diagnosis on the quality of open spaces in mass housing estates, Cities (

Oliveira V, Medeiros V, Corgo J (2020) The urban form of Portuguese cities, Urban Morphology 24, 145-66.

Oliveira V, Vaz R (2020) Is the concept of urban metabolism useful for planning practice?, European Planning Studies 28 (doi: 10.1080/09654313.2020.1740173).

Oliveira V, Yaygin M (2020) The concept of morphological region: developments and prospects, Urban Morphology 24, 35-52.


Oliveira V (2019) An historico-geographical theory of urban form, Journal of Urbanism 12, 412-32.

Díaz-Vilariño L, Oliveira V (2019) Point clouds and the measurement of the physical form of cities, Urban Morphology 23, 83-4.


Silva M, Leal V, Oliveira V, Horta I (2018) A scenario-based approach for assessing the energy performance of urban development pathways, Sustainable cities and society 40, 372-382.


Silva M, Horta I, Leal V, Oliveira V (2017) A spatially-explicit methodological framework based on neural networks to assess the effect of urban form on energy demand, Applied Energy 202, 382-98.

Silva M, Oliveira V, Leal V (2016) Urban form and energy: a review on urban attributes with energy relevance, Journal of Planning Literature 32, 346-365.


Silva M, Oliveira V, Leal V (2016) Urban morphology and energy: progress and prospects, Urban Morphology 20, 72-3.

Oliveira V, Medeiros V (2015) Morpho: analysing and designing streets, plots and buildings, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design 43, 805-25.


Oliveira V (2015) The urban form of Porto, U+D Urbanform and Design, 2(1), 10-19.

Oliveira V, Monteiro C, Partanen J (2015) A comparative study of urban form, Urban Morphology, 19(1), 73-92. Pdf


Oliveira V (2014) ‘Manuals for urban morphological education’, Urban Morphology, 18(1), 77-78.

Oliveira V (2014) ‘Morfologia urbana: investigação científica e prática profissional’, A Obra Nasce 8, 97-109. Pdf

Oliveira V, Monteiro C (2014) Regiões morfológicas: a aplicabilidade de um conceito da morfologia urbana na prática de planeamento, Revista de Morfologia Urbana, 2(2), 105-8. Pdf

Oliveira V, Monteiro C (2014) The morphological basis of practice: learning from doing, Urban Morphology, 18(2), 72-4. Pdf

Oliveira V, Monteiro C (2014) As origens da morfologia urbana e a geografia alemã, Revista de Morfologia Urbana, 2, 37-40. Pdf

Oliveira V, Silva M, Samuels I (2014) Urban morphological research and planning practice: a Portuguese assessment, Urban Morphology, 18(1), 23-39. Pdf


Oliveira V (2013) ‘Morpho, a methodology for assessing urban form’, Urban Morphology, 17(1), 149-61. Pdf

Oliveira V (2013) ‘The study of urban form: reflections on national reviews’, Urban Morphology, 17(2), 85-92. Pdf

Oliveira V, Monteiro C (2013) ‘What is Urban Morphology made of?’, Urban Morphology,17(2), 118-20.

Oliveira V, Silva M (2013) ‘Urban form and energy’, Urban Morphology, 17(1), 181-82.

Oliveira V, Silva M (2013) ‘Morpho: urban morphological research and planning practice’, Revista de Morfologia Urbana, 1(1), 31-44. Pdf

Marat-Mendes T, Oliveira V (2013) ‘Urban planners in Portugal in the middle of the 20th century: Etiénne de Groer and Antão Almeida Garrett’, Planning Perspectives, 28(1), 91-111.

Pinho P, Oliveira V, Santos S, Barbosa M (2013) ‘Metabolic Impact Assessment for urban planning’, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, 56(2), 178-93.


Oliveira V (2012) ‘Urban morphology in higher education’, Urban Morphology, 16(2), 169-71.

Oliveira V, Sousa S (2012) ‘Urban morphology in planning practice’, Urban Morphology, 16(1), 80-82.


Oliveira V (2011) ‘Our common future in urban morphology’, Urban Morphology, 15(1), 77-79.

Oliveira V, Pinho P (2011) ‘Bridging the gap between planning evaluation and programme evaluation’, Evaluation, 17(3), 293-308.

Oliveira V, Barbosa M, Pinho P (2011) ‘The study of urban form in Portugal’, Urban Morphology, 15(1), 55-66.Pdf


Oliveira V, Pinho P (2010) ‘Evaluation in urban planning: advances and prospects’, Journal of Planning Literature, 24(4), 343-361.

Oliveira V, Pinho P (2010) ‘Lisbon, city profile’, Cities, 27(5), 405-419.

Oliveira V, Pinho P (2010) ‘Measuring success in planning: developing and testing a methodology for planning-evaluation’, Town Planning Review, 81(3), 307-332.


Oliveira V, Pinho P (2009) ‘Evaluating plans, processes and results’, Planning Theory & Practice, 10(1), 35-63.

Pinho P, Oliveira V (2009) ‘Different approaches in the study of urban form’, Journal of Urbanism, 2(2), 103-125.

Pinho P, Oliveira V (2009) ‘Cartographic analysis in urban morphology’, Environment and Planning B: Planning and Design, 36(1), 107-127.


Oliveira V, Pinho P (2008) ‘Urban form and planning in Lisbon and Oporto’, Planning Perspectives, 23(1), 81-105.


Oliveira V (2006) ‘The Morphological Dimension of Municipal Plans’, Urban Morphology, 10(2), 101-113. Pdf

Oliveira V, Pinho P (2006) ‘The study of urban form in Portugal: a comparative analysis of the cities of Lisbon and Oporto’, Urban Design International, 11(3-4), 187-201.