Lars Marcus

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, City

Lars Marcus is an architect and professor in Urban Design and leads the research group Spatial Morphology Group (SMoG). His research concerns how spatial form, as defined by architecture and urban design, supports, structures and sets limits to people’s everyday life. In extension, spatial form conditions vital social, economic and ecological urban processes. Hence, spatial morphology constitutes a form of technology creating spatial structure for other urban systems. He is also founder and partner of the consultancy firm Spacescape, performing spatial analysis, design support and policy development in architectural and urban projects for architects, municipalities and real estate companies.

Source: chalmers.se

Projects

2015–2017

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

Meta Berghauser Pont City
Evgeniya Bobkova City
Jorge Gil City
Jesper Olsson City
Ioanna Stavroulaki City
Kailun Sun City
Ehsan Abshirini City
Lars Marcus City
Chalmers

2015–2019

Towards comprehensive urban mobility models - integrating transport modelling and space syntax

Lars Marcus City
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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Publications

2016

Därför påverkar stadens form både ekonomi och segregation

Lars Marcus,
Dagens Nyheter (5 juli), p. 2
Journal/newspaper article
2016

Satsa på Göteborgs gator för att få attraktiva hus

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont,
Göteborgsposten (28 oktober)
Journal/newspaper article
2016

Nytt miljonprogram – unik chans att lösa flera frågor

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, Stephan Barthel et al
Dagens Nyheter
Journal/newspaper article
2016

Är det verkligen kvartersstad vi vill ha

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont,
Plan (5-6 (6e okt.)), p. 14-19
Journal article - popular science
2016

Ett språk om stadens form

Lars Marcus,
Arkitekten (12)
Journal article - popular science
2016

Towards a social-ecological urban morphology: integrating urban form and landscape ecology

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont,
Proceedings: ISUF 2015 XXII international Conference: City as organism: New visions for urban life. Vol. 1 (1), p. 371-378
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Connectivity, density and built form: integrating ´Spacemate´ with space syntax

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus, Per Haupt et al
Proceedings: ISUF 2015 XXII international Conference: City as organism: New visions for urban life (2)
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2016

Spacescape – urban research and design

Lars Marcus, Alexander Ståhle,
The changing shape of practice, p. 155-166
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Street interaction and social inclusion

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus et al
Suburban urbanities, p. 239-262
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Cities as implements or facilities – the need for a spatial morphology in smart city systems

Lars Marcus, Daniel Koch,
Environment and Planning, B: Planning and Design. Vol. 0 (0), p. 1-22
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

A social-ecological approach to sustainable urbanism-the design of cognitive affordances

Lars Marcus, Matteo Giusti, Stephan Barthel et al
Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 21 (4), p. 439-452
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2016

Diversity in density: looking back and forth

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus,
THE FAR GAME. CONSTRAINTS SPARKING CREATIVITY
Chapter in monograph, book
2016

Nytt miljonprogram unik chans att losa flera fragor

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus, Ann Legeby et al
Dagens Nyheter (25 april 2016)
Journal/newspaper article
2016

Cognitive affordances in sustainable urbanism: contributions of space syntax and spatial cognition

Lars Marcus, Matteo Giusti, Stephan Barthel et al
Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 21 (4), p. 439-452
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Resiliens och stadsform

Lars Marcus,
Sju perspektiv på hållbar utveckling Om hur hållbarhetsperspektivet kan stärkas i en ny regional utvecklingsplan för Stockholmsregionen
Journal/newspaper article
2015

Storstäder i samverkan - stadsbyggandets sociala dimension

Ann Legeby, Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont et al
Report
2015

Dela[d] Stad – Stadsbyggande och segregation I-V

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus et al
Report
2015

Grönytor som gör sitt jobb

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont,
Tidningen Arkitekten
Journal/newspaper article
2015

Ett språk om stadens form

Lars Marcus,
Tidningen Arkitekten
Journal/newspaper article
2015

Stadsplanering kan skapa nya attraktiva lägen

Lars Marcus,
Dagens Nyheter
Journal/newspaper article
2015

Nature Routines and Affinity with the Biosphere: A Case Study of Preschool Children in Stockholm

Matteo Giusti, Stephan Barthel, Lars Marcus et al
Children, Youth and Environments. Vol. 24 (3), p. 16-42
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Toward an integrated theory of spatial morphology and resilient urban systems

Lars Marcus, Johan Colding,
Ecology & society. Vol. 19 (4)
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2015

Interaction rituals and co-presence – linking humans to humans in space syntax theory

Lars Marcus,
Karimi, K., et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 10th International Space Syntax Symposium, UCL, London, UK, 13-17 July 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Ecological space and cognitive geometry: Linking humans and environment in space syntax theory

Lars Marcus,
10th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2015, UCL, London, UK, 13-17 July 2015
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Connectivity, density and built form: integrating ´Spacemate´ with space syntax.

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus,
Proceedings of the 22nd ISUF conference
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Streets for co-­presence? Mapping potentials

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus et al
10th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2015, University College London, United Kingdom, 13-17 July 2015, p. 108:1-108:17
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

What can typology explain that configuration can not?

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus,
10th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2015, University College London (UCL)London, United Kingdom, 13-7 July 2015, p. 43:1-43:16
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2015

Street Interaction and Social Inclusion

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus et al
Suburban Urbanities. Suburbs and the Life of the High Street, p. 263-286
Chapter in monograph, book
2015

Vikten av rätt mått

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont,
Arkitektur. Vol. 2015 (03), p. 4
Journal article - popular science
2014

Rosenbergs Arkitekter

Benjamin Mandre, Peder Alton, Lars Marcus et al
Monograph, book
2014

The street: a key component for a less segregated city

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus et al
Mistra Urban Futures Papers 2014:1
Conference paper - non peer reviewed
2014

Can spatial form support urban ecosystem services: Developing descriptions and measures to capture the spatial demands for pollination using the framework of space syntax

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, åsa gren et al
ITU Journal of the faculty of architecture. Vol. 11 (2), p. 255-270
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2014

INNOVATIONS IN MEASURING DENSITY: FROM AREA AND LOCATION DENSITY TO ACCESSIBLE AND PERCEIVED DENSITY

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus,
Nordic Journal of Architectural Research (2), p. 11-30
Scientific journal article - peer reviewed
2013

Can spatial form support urban ecosystem services – representing patches and connectivity zones for bees using space syntax methodology

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, åsa gren et al
Proceedings, Ninth international space syntax symposium, Seoul
Conference paper - peer reviewed
2013

Innovations in measuring density: from area and location density to accessible and perceived density.

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus,
Proceedings of IGU Conference 2013: Applied GIS and Spatial Modelling
Conference paper - peer reviewed