Naomi White

I'm a student studying MArch at Newcastle, having done a BArch at Nottingham and a couple of years working at a practice in London.
Originally from Lancashire I'm more of a country bumpkin at heart, however I really therefore value the careful planning of cities which bring green spaces and life into the urban environment. I'm also a strong admirer of the people orientated studies of Jane Jacobs and Jan Gehl.


Grassroots Urbanism

Back in September, we had the pleasure of being invited to be a part of the UniHealth programme hosted in Newcastle City Centre. This project followed on from the work we had studied in Madrid in summer (as mentioned by Niamh). The UniHealth programme is an EU funded project which aims to share Urban design…
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So Long…

  As this season of blogging wraps up, it’s nice to be able to reflect on the work we’ve done. The idea of the blog has been an innovative form of engaging with the module and nothing like I’ve ever done before. It has brought with it a mix of challenges and benefits. One major…
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Gentrify this

A look into the impact of commodification on social mixing in public spaces In her analysis of measuring public space, Georgiana Varna examines the roles of public space and what it has become (as a result of intentional or unintentional drivers).  Her extensive research into urban design and the surrounding theories has led her to…
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Garden City? Not in my back Garden

  Landscape Urbanism is a relatively new movement, which takes the stance that the best way to approach urban design is through shaping the landscape, not the architecture.  Its origins can be found it’s the works of Ian McHarg, Kenneth Frampton and Charles Waldheim.  It’s currently primarily focused on the urban landscape of North America…
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