My Blogging Experience

I never thought that as part of my University experience I’d be involved in running and writing a blog. So, discovering that this was part of the Urban Design module was a nice surprise and I was excited to see how I’d find it. I will admit that it proved to an interesting challenge trying…
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Urban Timeline: Materials Talks

We knew that in every city has a history timeline, that it could conclude how far those cities are developing. For many people, particularly traveller, it must be interested in figuring out the romantic story of the town that expressed in detailed classic Victorian buildings, or maybe researcher who is predicting the sustainability of a…
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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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Charrette: Everyones Favourite Time of Year

Charrette week at Newcastle 2018 addressed the theme of ‘spectacular, failure, help’. It was a challenging and thought provoking brief that brought together students from across the school and departments, encouraging them to combine their unique experiences and skills to create a creative installation surrounding the theme. Myself and four others were challenged to create…
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Charrette Week Experience

The charrette in which I took part in focused on the highstreet and how we view brands. The initial focus on brands was to make us think about our perception of a product purely through how the logo looked. We then discussed, through looking at various companies, how their marketing of themselves on platforms, such…
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How does the high-street make you feel?

With more and more people shopping online, it isn’t surprising that our high streets are becoming ghost towns. UK retail lost 106,000 jobs in the past 3 years (Simpson, 2019). We’re all guilty of choosing to shop online in our pyjamas at home rather than go into an actual store on the high street, and…
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