Comment on “Privately Owned ‘Public’ Space”

This post gave an excellent view into the increasing privatisation of public space. I agree with your argument that this land ownership by private companies is often deceptive in its implementation, and your example of Occupy London gives an insightful view into what can happen when these companies exert their control. However, your writing also…
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A REFLECTIVE SUMMARY OF MY BLOGGING EXPERIENCE

Reflecting on the blogging experience as a whole throughout semester one, I feel that it was both an enjoyable experience and a very different one. The use of a blog as a tool to stimulate learning was certainly an approach that was new to me, however, I believe it was successful in allowing my fellow…
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Comment on “Neighbourhood Planning: A better place?”

Before I shared my comment, I would like to thank Mudit for making a post in “Neighbourhood Planning: A better place?” (and wish you a happy birthday yesterday.) Honestly, the post caught my eye. It was thought provoking due to your clear description of changing about urban development. Based on your post, I would like…
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Comment to “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” (in Urban Environment) by Laura Ovideo Matos

I’m passionate about the theme of Health in Urban Design, and would like to take the opportunity to thank you, Laura, for a fascinating post ‘Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being‘. The built environment, at all scales, from buildings to whole cities, affects the quality of life, Health and Well-being (Elizabeth, B., et al;…
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Comment to “Streets as Places” by Laura Ovideo Matos

Thank you, Laura, for your post ‘Streets as Places‘. I am very interested in finding different ways of solving problems connected with transport, also in design and use of roads and public spaces. As mentioned in the post, the growing number of cars causes the increase of number of roads. In my opinion, one of…
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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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Generic city

During one of Professor Ali Madanipour’s Urban Design Seminars we have discussed two papers called ‘The generic city‘ and ‘Whatever happened to urbanism?’ by Rem Koolhaas. Remment Lucas Koolhaas (Rem Koolhaas) is primarily concerned with producing the modernist sensation of defamiliarization. This is a kind of an avantgarde strategy of making ordinary experience too strange. Rem’s…
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Comment: Urban Agriculture: A Functional Landscape

Upon coming across Winnie’s post on urban agriculture, it immediately piqued my interest. I have a deep interest in the relationship between the built environment and horticulture, and I would like to take the opportunity to thank Winnie for a fantastic and highly insightful post. As mentioned in the original post, increasing urbanisation is a…
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Comment: Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design

Before sharing my thoughts, firstly, I would like to thank Sydney for a very interesting and insightful article. I am particularly intrigued by the notion that CPTED currently deflects crime as opposed to preventing it, but for this comment, I am hoping to raise an alternative issue that may be a catalyst for further conversation…
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Comment to “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being” by Laura Ovideo Matos

Thank you, Laura, for making a post in “Designing our Neighbourhoods to Promote Health and Well-being”. I found it interesting when you discussed about the physical environment because it has a strong relationship to the well-being of a human. As our Professor Tim Townsend discussed, well-being focuses on the psychological side, such as Hedonic meaning…
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