Comment on “Landscape Urbanism” by Sutong Yu

I appreciate what Sutong shared in her post named Landscape Urbanism. You briefly introduced us when and how Landscape Urbanismemerged and shared us four representative cases representing three different strategies of landscape urbanism, including regeneration of post-industrial sites, integration of transportation and public space, and revitalisation of derelict urban space and infrastructure. What I want…
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Comment to “A Case Study of Landscape Urbanism in Rural Areas” by YaLi Gao

In Yali’s blog, she discussed why landscape urbanism emerged and proposed a case study called the reform of Yuanqian SHE in southeastern China. From her induction, I realized that landscape urbanism organically combines environmental, spatial and social contexts. It also compresses the polarization between design and planning, and strives to combine the strengths of each….
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Urban Design with Mental Well-being in Mind

Tim Townsends lecture on the ways in which Urban Design can influence societies health and well-being provided an interesting insight into the ways into the way attitudes towards this have changed over time. I was most interested in the ways in which historically the relationship between health and place has been much more pronounced. Wendy…
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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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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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Urban Agriculture: A Functional Landscape

In this post I would like to expand on the points about Landscape Urbanism from Lecture 5 by Geoff Whitten, who believed how landscape can be functional too towards large schemes, rather than a decorative feature. Introduction: The term Landscape Urbanism was first recognised in 1997, explained by Charles Waldheim, during the Landscape Urbanism symposium…
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Landscape Urbanism

The contemporary growth-oriented human socio-economic systems have been widely regarded as the root cause of large-scale environmental crises including global warming, desertification, air and water pollution, etc. The desire to deal with global ecological issues and to achieve environmental health in the process of urbanisation has spurred the emergence of Landscape Urbanism, a new urban…
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