A Case Study of Landscape Urbanism in Rural Areas

Confronted with the destruction of natural environment and the convergence of local identity caused by urban sprawl and economy-led massive development, Landscape Urbanismhas been widely accepted as a new approach to urban design under the global consensus of sustainable development. In the lecture, Landscape Urbanism, delivered by Geoff Whitten, we went through the theories and…
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Comment to “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” by Laura Ovideo Matos

Thank you, Laura, for making a post in “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being”. I found it interesting when you discussed about the physical environment because it has a strong relationship to the well-being of a human. As our Professor Tim Townsend discussed, well-being focuses on the psychological side, such as Hedonic meaning…
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Reflection upon using the blog – Semester 01

Through taking part in the blog during semester 1, I believe that it was a good practice to get all the students from MA Urban Design to get to know each other better, as well as giving us more independence and management skills to organise this blog. I have also learnt that blogging was a…
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MEMORY AND THE VALUE OF ‘PLACE’

In Professor Ali Madanipour’s lecture ‘Design Of Neighbourhoods’, he navigated through the history and development of the neighbourhood concept, picking up on pivotal case studies and a series of key principles that are still relevant in the modern-day. At the beginning of the lecture, he asked the group to consider what our experiences of a…
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Architecture vs Urban Design OR Architecture feat. Urban Design?

Figure 1. Idealized Venn diagram disciplinary model placing urban design as a hybridization of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning. [5] Figure 2. Static spatial design disciplinary model. Proportional size of architecture, urban planning, and landscape architecture reflect the relative membership of each professional organization as quantified in USBLS (2012). [5] On the 6th of…
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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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My experience participating in the Blog 2018-2019 (Semester 1)

Let’s start by saying that doing this blog was not the typical assessment for any class. I have never had submissions like these ones before, which made the process a lot more interesting. It was a relaxed-pace module, but at the same time so enriching and demanding. Having to exposure your writing style, the themes…
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COMMENT ON “DESIGN OF NEIGHBOURHOODS”

Thanks, Sutong for such a descriptive post on the designing of neighbourhoods. As we all know, the traditional elements that compose a neighbourhood vary from one culture to another or even in the same city we can find different types of neighbourhoods, whether it is formed by terraced houses or high-density buildings, with social facilities…
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Nature and Education as an Urban Catalyst for the Future

I recently attended a lecture by one of our professors here at Newcastle University, Tim Townsend, whose expertise focuses on that of salutogenic cities and the urban impacts of green/blue spaces. This field of study is one that greatly interests me, and so the topic I shall be discussing in this post is the importance…
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