Solar Orientation & Urban Form

Harvard GSD Office for Urbanization

The topic of solar orientation and urban form is both perennial and, once again, timely.

Solar orientation and social order, public health, and political economy were fundamental questions for many protagonists and projects of modern planning. In the wake of the collapse of modern planning, singular models of social urban order based on latitude and solar equity have given way to neoliberal models of market driven urbanization.