Visualizing urban sprawl effects of a Tunisian city: a new urban spatial configuration of Monastir
TypeArticles dans des revues avec comité de lecture
The purpose of this research is to study the dynamics associated with the physical transformations of the Tunisian city of Monastir between 1956 and 2013. Beyond the description and classification of urban forms of three different phases of Monastir’s development, this research evaluates how urban changes underwent a rapid growth. The objective is to identify how the transformations undergone, from its original Medina transformation project to the contemporary city, can be apprehended using the underlying urban configuration and its evolution. The main question to address is as follows: how configurational urban changes over time have an impact on the way humans are connected throughout the organization of the city? As a theoretical background and methodology, our research is based on the theory of Social Logic of Space, and that considers the city as a dynamic system, and acknowledges circulation as the driving force behind urban morphological change. The series of investigations developed by our case study reveal the urban planning influence on the urban sprawl of the city of Monastir. It also shows the importance of centralities and accessibility of the urban forms and their effect on the distribution of land uses, and the role of the central/periphery dualism.
Files in this item
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
TSATCHA, Dieudonné; SAUX, Eric; CLARAMUNT, Christophe (Taylor & Francis, 2014)Route planning is an important problem for many real-time applications in open and complex environments. The maritime domain is a relevant example of such environments where dynamic phenomena and navigation constraints ...
AFYOUNI, Imad; ILARRI, Sergio; RAY, Cyril; CLARAMUNT, Christophe (IOS Press, 2013)Emerging and continuing advances in ambient systems and localization techniques have brought novel opportunities to develop context-aware navigation services in indoor environments. Diverse kinds of services delivered to ...
LE YAOUANC, Jean-Marie; SAUX, Eric; CLARAMUNT, Christophe (Springer-Verlag, 2010)Over the past decade, automated systems dedicated to geopositioning have been the object of considerable development. Despite the success of these systems for many applications, they cannot be directly applied to qualitative ...
Design of a spatial database to analyze the forms and responsiveness of an urban environment using an ontological approach SILAVI, Tolue; HAKIMPOUR, Farshad; CLARAMUNT, Christophe; NOURIAN, Farshad (Elsevier, 2015)This paper introduces a spatial database and ontology-enabled framework that models and operationalizes the relation between urban forms and their responsiveness to the needs of its user. The objective is to offer a framework ...
Local and global spatio-temporal entropy indices based on distance- ratios and co-occurrences distributions LEIBOVICI, Didier G.; CLARAMUNT, Christophe; LE GUYADER, Damien; BROSSET, David (Taylor & Francis, 2014)When it comes to characterize the distribution of ‘things’ observed spatially and identified by their geometries and attributes, the Shannon entropy has been widely used in different domains such as ecology, regional ...