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Fig. 4.2 Structural plan of Lucca, Italy. Morphological and figurative characterization of the urban
fabric. The settlement pattern is analyzed on the basis of various factors and conditions: territori-
al, historical, functional, locational, and typological
Fig. 4.3 Structural plan of Lucca, Italy. Arrangement of settlements. Urban edge analysis.
Classification of the block's margin and general urban fabric construction and continuity of its lin-
ear and geometrical structure
The Diffuse City
These changes are particularly important in the Italian case studies that we
present in this volume, but apply more extensively to the whole Mediterranean
area [12], especially in some plain and valley floor areas and areas close to the
sea (Figs. 4.4-4.6). The EU, in report EEA/2006, documents the proliferation
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