Garden Villages: A 19th century solution to a 21st century problem?

CAN GARDEN VILLAGES SOLVE TODAY’S PROBLEMS OR DO THEY MERELY RISK CREATING DISGUISED SUBURBIA?   Turning in his grave or jumping for joy, how would Ebenezer Howard, mastermind of the Garden City movement, react to the latest wave of garden villages to be announced? Unfortunately, it could easily be the former. Seaham, a harbour town…
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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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FACEBOOKVILLE: SMART CITY OR SURVEILLANCE STATE?

Facebook, Apple, Amazon and Google, known collectively as the tech ‘Big Four’, are in the top 10 world’s richest companies, each making their billions from specialising in a very specific user based interface, consumer attraction, and prediction mapping, which sets each company aside as a profiter of today’s top commodity: your data. ‘Our data’ in…
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The Garden Villages: Past, Present & Future…

The topic of garden villages was delivered to us by a member from IDPartnership on ‘Placemaking in the Garden Village Tradition’. He highlights case studies from the North Eastern region such as the regeneration scheme of Byker and the project in South Seaham. He begins with questioning us, How can we make a better future…
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