My name is ZIJIAN ZHENG, nickname is Gin (not a drinking). I am from China, I love myths and legends all over the world, I often browse through different myths and legends on the Internet or in books, such as King Arthur's legends, Japanese myths and so on, so I'd love to see the most representative places in every place, My undergraduate is urban planning in South China Agriculture University, the reason for choosing this course is that I found the planning in my hometown should be improve especially the street and public space, and I wanted to study further, so I chose urban design. Working in a workshop is a very interesting thing for me, because I prefer to make handmade models, and I prefer to make handmade pieces when I have time. I think I'm weak in researching and design concepts, especially in connecting concepts to my own design, I hope I can learn more in Newcastle University.


The Reflection of Blog: Semester 1

The Reflection of Blog: Semester 1 First of all, I would like to thank Professor Tim Townshend for the series of lectures on urban design theory. I think as a design major, theory is a necessary tool. Because theory is the advice left by designers of past dynasties, in addition many theories are the methods…
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Comment to “Compact City, Maxed Used Development: Livable Cities?

Comment to “Compact City, Maxed Used Development: Livable Cities? Thank you very much for LiHuan to share this article. I agree with you that compact cities are characterized by their high density. The advantage of high density cities is that in a highly populated environment, many diverse activities can be formed to stimulate the vitality…
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Comment to “Sustainable transportation for better future” by Mudit Maheshwari

Comment to “Sustainable transportation for better future” by Mudit Maheshwari It believes that bicycle system is a trendy and sustainable transportation. It can not only alleviate road traffic congestion, but also save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But there are numerous cities where bicycles and bicycle traffic would be unrealistic. In some cities it is…
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Street planning

Street planning It is suggested that street planning might be a basic one of resilient theories as it takes account of the pedestrians themselves and the full use of urban space, moreover controlling the car use is also a priority to pay attention. On the one hand if a city is focused on freeways that…
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Density planning and public transport

Density planning and public transport In lower density cities, many destinations demand a long distance journey, as a result it costs a large amount of energy and reduces urban efficiency, especially in car dominated cities. Generally if urban densities are low, but the corridors are high, they still can build a good transit system, such as…
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charrette week:

Charrette week was a week of innovation by art major and architecture major. During this week, all students from stage 1 to master were randomly assigned to different groups for different innovative projects. Group 7 was a “Spectacular Strategy”. Themes were film, audio and creativity. Simply speaking, it was separated into two products, a sound…
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