Nick Green

A Stage 6 MArch Architecture Masters student. Having spent my formative years in Bath, I was inspired by the Georgian, Classical and Contemporary architecture of one of the most beautiful cities in the UK, yet its successes in Urban Design are just as impressive. Moving to the North East was just to be the start of my travels around the world. This hobby, that became a passion, that became a career, helped inspire my ethos that design for a place must involve immersion of oneself into that place, and the user must be its beating heart.


FIN.

The End of an Era… So my time as a contributor to this Urban Design blog has come to a close. But being a part of this innovative learning task throughout the year has been an excellent experience. It is not often that university examination adapts to the technological world, and it is refreshing to…
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THE PEDESTRIANISATION OF GREY STREET

“The most liveable cities are those which are sweet to their people. You can never find a UK city in any of the lists.” [1] Jan Gehl The Theatre Royal and Grey’s monument on Grey Street Grey Street is at the centre of a battleground between urban designers, planners and the public; this blog interrogates its…
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URBAN DESIGN IN A SINKING WORLD: A FANCIFUL PROFESSION OR A TOOL FOR CHANGE

“No theatre ever created a more sublime tableau than the spectacle to be enjoyed in Venice.” Camillo Sitte, The Art of Building Cities Following the excellent lectures from Tim Townshend on “What is Urban Design?” and later William Ault on  “Delivering Urban Design”, I came to question what the realm of the Urban Designer actually…
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PESTLE & WATER: ZERO-WASTE ON THE HIGHSTREET

Based in the heart of Grey Quarter in Newcastle City Centre, Grainger Market is a 19th century covered market hall home to over 100 small, independent businesses. Its importance to the local economy is paramount, and it provides a home for small garden centres, pubs, restaurants and DIY shops to name but a few. One…
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