Architectural and urban forms

Not only urban forms produced by diffuse urbanization are rooted in rural pasts, but diffuse urbanization triggers processes of re-adaptation that shape original spatial configurations. We aim to identify the characteristics of these architectural and urban forms, and the ways in which they are adapted to climate and energy concerns. In doing so, we draw attention to the positive aspects of diffuse urbanization processes, drawing on knowledge production triggered by heritage recognition. We also speculate on how these architectural and urban forms can inspire specific responses to the challenges imposed by the energy transition.