I enjoy painting and challenging myself to find creative solutions to any issue. Since design is an appropriate combination of those, I started my study with high motivation. With the depth of learning, I understand urban design as a more practical way to create a better life for people. It requires careful observation, in-depth research, repeated attempts and above all, the awareness. We need to build residential houses not only for profit making, but also see them as someone's future homes. A deep research of the underlaying local history and culture is important before designing or redeveloping. This is vital in order to deliver a sustainable and pleasant place to live in


Reflective Summary: Semester 1

Class experience All of our blogs are based on the lectures from principles and practice of urban design, which has broad coverage of the curriculum, from the economy, human health and industry prospects to the status quo and so on. Different areas of experts deliver each lecture and they explain to us the most cutting-edge…
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Five-Star Public Space

The concept of public space dates back to the 1950s as Whyte proposed to protect open space in American cities. Recently, we continue to refer to this idea in the field of urban planning. However,what exactly is public space? Why is it so important? Can a high-quality public space be designed? The following sections cover…
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COMMENT ON ‘Economics and Effective Urban Design’ By David Winter

In David Winter’s blog provided, the author provides an explanation of an important issue in urban design. The economics involved in urban design are evaluated to provide an informative piece for all readers. In the article reviewed, the author starts by acknowledging that there has been difficulty in understanding the economics related to urban design….
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Designing with dementia

Dementia is a classification of brain diseases, and the incidence increases with age and affects people’s short-term memory frequently, which consequently decrease the ability to live independently (Larson et al, 2013). 1 in 5 people would catch the disease at the age of 80 and nearly half of people in that condition when they come…
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Charrette: Architecture representing a mistake

Introduction of Charrette Charrette week is annual design festival for School of Architecture Planning and Landscape at Newcastle University. In charrette 2017, our theme was Flex, Flux and Fluff. More than 500 students mixed with different age, subject and nationality and presented several subtopics at the end of the week in a creatively way. Task Our theme…
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