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Ainaz Ibragimova

Hi! My name is Ainaz. I’m from Russia (Kazan). I have graduated from the Kazan State University of Architecture and Engineering in Russia this summer. I was delighted to get the opportunity to win a government grant of the Republic of Tatarstan to study for a Master’s degree abroad, and I have decided to spend one year studying Urban Design at Newcastle University. One of the first memories of my childhood was watching my father build me a tree house in our back garden and me trying to help him. I have always been fascinated by the way things were...



Ciaran James Topping Costello

Hi, my name is Ciaran. I am currently in the process of completing my final year of the Architecture Masters course at Newcastle University, as I continue to progress towards becoming a fully qualified architect. As part of my studies, I chose to undertake a series of modules in Urban Design alongside my Architecture work, primarily because I feel the two subjects are very closely interrelated. I believe studying both disciplines will significantly benefit my development as a well-rounded designer, whilst also helping to inform my Architecture thesis work in terms of the wider context of the built environment. Some...


Harley Wilkinson

Hello, I am Harley originally from just North of Manchester. I have had a passion for Art & Design since an early age and through my education also. Within my Under Graduate degree in Urban Planning at Newcastle, I learnt the processes of the UK planning system whilst actively learning about urbanism and cities, I also opted for the design modules throughout the duration of the course and it was these that not only captivated me the most but also rekindled my passion for design. I am an avid photographer and through travelling I have had the chance to study...


Laura Oviedo Matos

My name is Laura Oviedo. I am 26 years old, and I am from the Dominican Republic, a small, beautiful island in the Caribbean. I’ve graduated from Architecture School on September 2015 at the Pontificia Universidad Católica Madre y Maestra, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. I am passionate about Urban Design, specifically community involved design of public spaces. I define myself as a creative, adaptable, self-motivated and down to earth individual, driven by a humanist sparkle. What I want to achieve through this Master is to stamp in each urban design project the identity of the community that inhabits, builds and...


Li-Hsuan Hung

Hi, my name is Li Hsuan Hung. You can also call me Danilo. I’m the student currently studying in Urban Design of Newcastle University. Since I studied undergraduate in my home country, I’ve been interested and curious about the sophisticated structure of a city. Especially, different cities’ forms and their histories attract me a lot. Inspired from ‘Pattern Language’ and ‘The Image of the City,’ I would like to record every single place and feel how it affects the change on physical and perceptible aspects in the city personally. For me, diverse spaces could be seen as signs that bring...


Mudit Maheshwari

Hello! My name is Mudit and I am from India. I graduated from NIT Nagpur in India with a degree in Bachelors of Architecture followed by a year working as an Architect in design based company in India. As an architect I pay more attention to the details of buildings and its surrounding places. Currently I am studying a postgraduate degree in urban design at Newcastle University. For me urban design is form of interactive art. The main purpose of studying urban design is to improve the vision of looking at different urban spaces and designing new public spaces in...


Richard George Gilliatt

Originally from a village in Lincolnshire, I became interested in the study of Urban Design during my undergraduate degree in Architecture and Urban Planning at Newcastle, both through the content of the course and a discovered fascination in the way the city handled all aspects of life. This concept of the liveable city is of particular interest to me and designing for social inclusivity and environmental responsibility underpins all the work I do.


Richard Mark Dunn

"Hi, my name is Richard, and I am currently studying a Master of Architecture (MArch), with urban design as my elective module. I am fascinated by the many interconnections and ecologies that form our urban environment, and I believe quite strongly in the importance of understanding and analysing the built environment from micro to macro scales. Particular interests of mine include modern economy in the urban environment, ecological design, and social infrastructures."


Skyz

Hi I am Skyz, originally from Hong Kong. I completed my undergraduate degree in planning back in 2016 and have been working in the public sector ever since. I have previously worked as a Planning Officer at Northumberland County Council and I am now an Urban Design Officer at Newcastle City Council. As well as working full time within the local authority, I am studying this course part time. Working in the public sector has provided me with a unique insight into learning and engaging with different aspects of the planning system and the importance of design quality. The role...



Sutong Yu

Hello! My name is Sutong and I come from Chengdu, a city with profound history in China. It is my fourth year studying at Newcastle University as I completed my undergraduate study in Architecture and Urban Planning (AUP) here and now I am continuing my study in MA Urban Design. The previous three-year study was a fulfilling journey that allowed me to explore significant ideas about architecture and cities and has aroused my strong interest in urban design. I lived in Singapore for more than three years before I came to the UK. Studying in foreign countries allows me to...


Sydney Isabel Bailey

Hello! My name is Sydney and I am an international exchange student from Canada. Back home I study urban planning at the University of Waterloo with a specialization in urban design. Particularly I am interested in the concept of space, and how it can evoke particular emotions to its users. Recently I have focused upon Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design; a multi-facet approach to reduce criminal activities in public areas through urban design strategies. I have previously worked in the urban design industry producing creative infill development solutions to a bound, growing City; as well as for a large design...



Winnie Wing Yee Wong

Hello, my name is Winnie Wong and I am a local born Chinese Geordie! I decided to do my MA Urban Design at Newcastle University, after graduating from my Bachelors in Architecture and Urban Planning in summer 2018; from the same university. I wanted to stay in the city because I believe that there are a lot of opportunities for development and would like to be part of that process. An area of Urban Design that I find interesting are the definitions of public and private space, which led me to focus my dissertation on the unused spaces for future...


Xinmin Yan

It's a pleasure for me to be here to present myself. I’m Xinmin Yan, as known as Yvette. I previously studied BSc Urban and Rural Planning in my hometown, Nanjing. It is the first time and exactly a challenge for me to study abroad. What makes me not afraid to come here, is probably the interest for urban design. Coming from an ancient capital of China where preserves several historical districts with strong cultural contexts, I am particularly passionate about the transformation and upgrading of ancient architectural communities, especially coordinating urban spaces, architectural spaces and human activity spaces through using...


YaLi Gao

Hello! My name is Yali Gao and you can call me Grace, the same meaning as my Chinese name. In light of the knowledge that I have received in Architecture of Xiamen University, together with the desire to explore cities and to expand my design capacity, I decided to pursue further study under the field of Urban Design in Newcastle University. I always believe that a responsible architect and urban designer needs not only a solid foundation of expertise but also a sense of city appreciation, inspiration and creativity. Best loved public spaces shape the vitality of cities. So in...


Zijian Zheng

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,...

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