The manuscript titled “Urban Typology: City Square in Serbiaâ”, by the author dr Vladan Djokić is one of the rare recent domestic works within the field of urban morphology and typology, which owing to the high standard of its scientific and professional competence can be considered the fundamental contribution to this discipline. Urban morphology and typology are the fields in which key interests, professional and creative potentials have been focused, and also the identity of the theory and practice of urbanism and architecture. The basic phenomenon and notion of “the city square”, for the urban morphology is as priority the synonym for the urban form as the “vessel”, “shell”, “tissue”… which houses the social community and its activities, equally as its memory and public values. In his research, Mr. Djokić combines several methods, above all the comparative analyses of the theoretical sources, ideas and practical applications of the examples of the urban forms, which are immanent to the morphological theory, namely to the history and theory of the urban planning and design. At the same time, the author is also assisted by the corresponding methodological tools of the urban history and the history of architecture and art. Thus this manuscript acquires an enviable level of relevance in versatile study of the city square, contributing to its more complete and rich scientific clarification. The particular value, same as the specific and even original contribution of this work and its author to the contemporary city building practice, reconstruction, renovation and protection of the urban heritage, is recognized in recommen-dation and guidelines for the development of the city square in Serbian cities, which are derived from the previous referenced researches. That is an enormous effect for the environment, society and builders who in some foreseeable future will not suffer from the excess of the public-mindedness and surplus of the builder wisdom and skill.
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