Building Regulations and Urban Form: An Introduction

Terry Slater, Sandra M. G. Pinto

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The introduction to this book by examines early city regulations established by different faith communities in the European and Mediterranean space of the ancient world. Christian Europe was distinguished by its loss of the certainties of Roman law and its replacement by customary law in the medieval period. Six main themes are considered in more detail: fire prevention, the conflict between public and private, environmental regulations, the impact of European empires and the Age of Absolutism, the enhancement of the beauty of townscapes, and the development of town planning. Concluding remarks examine the links between urban regulation and urban morphology.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBuilding Regulations and Urban Form, 1200-1900
EditorsTerry S. Slater, Sandra M.G. Pinto
Place of PublicationLondres
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781315570464
ISBN (Print) 9781472485373
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Urban regulation
  • Urban planning
  • Legal codes


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