Lars Marcus

Professor at Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Urban Design and Planning

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 Urban Design and Planning
Evgeniya Bobkova Urban Design and Planning
Jorge Gil Urban Design and Planning
Jesper Olsson Urban Design and Planning
Ioanna Stavroulaki Urban Design and Planning
Kailun Sun Urban Design and Planning
Ehsan Abshirini Urban Design and Planning
Lars Marcus Urban Design and Planning
Chalmers

2015–2019

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

Lars Marcus Urban Design and Planning
Norwegian Public Roads Administration

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Publications

2017

Modelling bikeability; Space syntax based measures applied in examining speeds and flows of bicycling in Gothenburg

B. Manum, T. Nordström, Jorge Gil et al
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017, p. 89.1-89.16
Paper in proceedings
2017

Quantitative comparison of cities: Distribution of street and building types based on density and centrality measures

Meta Berghauser Pont, Ioanna Stavroulaki, Jorge Gil et al
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017. Vol. 2, p. 44.1-44.18
Paper in proceedings
2017

Location-based density and differentiation – adding attraction variables to space syntax

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, Ioanna Stavroulaki et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

Quantitative comparison of the distribution of densities in three Swedish cities

Meta Berghauser Pont, Ioanna Stavroulaki, Kailun Sun et al
Paper in proceedings
2017

Representations of street networks in space syntax towards flexible maps and multiple graphs

Ioanna Stavroulaki, Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont et al
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017. Vol. 5, p. 174.1-174.16
Paper in proceedings
2017

Multivariable measures of plot systems: Describing the potential link between urban diversity and spatial form based on the spatial capacity concept

Evgeniya Bobkova, Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017, p. 47.1-47.15
Paper in proceedings
2017

MULTIVARIABLE MEASURES OF PLOT SYSTEMS: Describing the potential link between urban diversity and spatial form based on the spatial capacity concept.

Evgeniya Bobkova, Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont
Proceedings of 11th Space Syntax Symposium
Paper in proceedings
2017

Cities as accessible densities and diversities Adding attraction variables to configurational analysis

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, Evgeniya Bobkova
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017, p. 167.1-167.12
Paper in proceedings
2017

The theoretical underpinnings of a theory of spatial capital

Lars Marcus
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017, p. 168.1-168.11
Paper in proceedings
2017

Integrating visibility graph analysis (VGA) with connectivity analysis in landscape ecology

Meta Berghauser Pont, K. Ahrné, Å Gren et al
11th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2017, Lisbon, Portugal, 3-7 July 2017, p. 157.1-157.18
Paper in proceedings
2016

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

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus, Per Haupt
Proceedings: ISUF 2015 XXII international Conference: City as organism: New visions for urban life (2)
Paper in proceedings
2016

Diversity in density: looking back and forth

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2016

Street interaction and social inclusion

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

Nytt miljonprogram unik chans att losa flera fragor

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

Därför påverkar stadens form både ekonomi och segregation

Lars Marcus
Dagens Nyheter (5 juli), p. 2-
Magazine article
2016

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

Lars Marcus, Matteo Giusti, Stephan Barthel
Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 21 (4), p. 439-452
Journal article
2016

Satsa på Göteborgs gator för att få attraktiva hus

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

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

Lars Marcus, Matteo Giusti, Stephan Barthel
Journal of Urban Design. Vol. 21 (4), p. 439-452
Journal article
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
Paper in proceedings
2016

Nytt miljonprogram – unik chans att lösa flera frågor

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont, Stephan Barthel et al
Magazine article
2016

Är det verkligen kvartersstad vi vill ha

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

Ett språk om stadens form

Lars Marcus
Arkitekten (12)
Magazine article
2016

Spacescape – urban research and design

Lars Marcus, Alexander Ståhle
The changing shape of practice, p. 155-166
Chapter in monograph, book - peer reviewed
2015

Stadsplanering kan skapa nya attraktiva lägen

Lars Marcus
Dagens Nyheter
Magazine article
2015

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

Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus
Paper in proceedings
2015

Toward an integrated theory of spatial morphology and resilient urban systems

Lars Marcus, Johan Colding
Ecology and Society. Vol. 19 (4)
Journal article
2015

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

Matteo Giusti, Stephan Barthel, Lars Marcus
Children, Youth and Environments. Vol. 24 (3), p. 16-42
Journal article
2015

Storstäder i samverkan - stadsbyggandets sociala dimension

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

Street Interaction and Social Inclusion

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

Streets for co-­presence? Mapping potentials

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus
10th International Space Syntax Symposium, SSS 2015, University College London, United Kingdom, 13-17 July 2015, p. 108:1-108:17
Paper in proceedings
2015

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

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus
Report
2015

Resiliens och stadsform

Lars Marcus
Journal of Logic and Computation
Magazine article
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
Paper in proceedings
2015

Ett språk om stadens form

Lars Marcus
Magazine article
2015

Vikten av rätt mått

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont
Arkitektur : byggnad, interiör, plan, landskap. Vol. 2015 (03), p. 4-
Magazine article
2015

Grönytor som gör sitt jobb

Lars Marcus, Meta Berghauser Pont
Journal of Logic and Computation
Magazine article
2014

The street: a key component for a less segregated city

Ann Legeby, Meta Berghauser Pont, Lars Marcus
Conference contribution
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
A|Z ITU Journal of Faculty of Architecture. Vol. 11 (2), p. 255-270
Journal article
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
Journal article
2014

Rosenbergs Arkitekter

Benjamin Mandre, Peder Alton, Lars Marcus
Book