Post COVID-19 Grey Street

Grey Street has always been and will be a prominent main street in Newcastle, home to the Theatre Royal, alongside a range of restaurants, bars, and cafes whilst holding different events over the year such as the car shows or the Christmas market. With the current pandemic still spreading around the world, what will be…
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Where is Modular Housing in the UK?

Through it’s remarkable first implementation back in the 1830’s with the humble carpenter John Manning, Modular Construction has been a worldwide success, known for it’s incredible accessibility and sustainability. Being extremely adaptable, recyclable and designed with sustainability at the forefront. With the process being mainly cutting the materials to laser precision in a factory and…
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The principles for Low Carbon Cities

In the future, the majority of the world’s population will live in the cities. Cities will be the main areas in which our human activities occur – living, eating, working, traveling. Those activities use energy and create heat, waste, and carbon footprint. Many cities try to develop low carbon city plans due to this issue,…
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It’s Time to Reinvent the Eco-Village!

In a lecture presented by IDPartnership, the first slide outlined their company aim, which read: ‘creating sustainable places that enrich the lives of inhabitants and inspire people to live in an environmentally responsible manner.’ [1] I then wondered what extremity we can reach to design sustainable places. In my research I found a type of…
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No Cars Needed in Freiburg – What about UK cities?

Taking influence from one of the oldest eco-districts GWL-Terrien, Vauban District, Freiburg is arguably one of the world’s best examples of sustainable urban living. The fascinating thing is that the district was completed in 2000 – two decades ago! However, we don’t see any districts to this sustainable standard in the UK to this day….
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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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