The Baltic Triangle; Liverpool’s Creative Quarter

Following on from my last post, we continue with the theme of urban renewal and reclamation of abandoned spaces, in this post we will discuss The Baltic Triangle, an award-winning Cultural Cluster development set in the heart of Liverpool City Centre named one of the coolest places to live in 2017. Image: The Sunday Times…
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Potential of abandoned industrial areas

In the post-industrial era city-forming enterprises in single-industry towns reduce production or close. This not only leads to unemployment, hectares of real estate are also declining. However, abandoned industrial areas have a great potential for development and revitalisation. Revitalisation in turn, would positively affect the life of the city and its economy and also create…
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How urban space will develop after mega events

Mega events have a huge and far-reaching influence on economic and cultural aspects of a city. Thanks to the global attention, it can bring opportunities to the host city to improve its value and show itself to the world. Olympic Games as a mega event is also true. The host city will restore the normal…
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Inspiration from the renovation of the New York High Line

The High Line is a park converted from the abandoned industrial elevated railway in New York. It is a classically successful story in the renovation of modern industrial heritage in the United States. Its design gives full respect for local history, culture and venue, as well as its successful development model called “public-led”, can provide…
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Comment on “Gentrification and Indifferent Neighbourhood in Nanjing” by Xinmin Yan

It is impressive for me to read Xinmin’s blog on gentrification, since I have paid much attention to this phenomenon that usually takes place during urban regeneration. In Xinmin’s blog, she took an example of Nanjing’s downtown development to analyse the relationship between gentrification and gated neighbourhood. It is beyond my knowledge that Xinmin attached…
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Comment to “Discussing the “Progressive” Regeneration of Inventory Community: A Case Study of Byker in the UK” by YaLi Gao

Thank you, YaLi, for making a post about progressive regeneration! The Byker Wall was seen as a holistic approach for the community at that time. However, regeneration is difficult in contemporary society because it is stigmatised and often linked with “whole sale clearance and comprehensive redevelopment” (Cowan, 2005, p.425). Regeneration often struggle to balance the…
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Discussing the “progressive” regeneration of inventory community: a case study of Byker in the UK

Urban regeneration is a significant category in the field of urban design. In the seventh lecture of Principle and Practice of Urban Design, John Sparkes, head of Regeneration South Tyneside Council, discussed how to achieve design quality in area based regeneration by taking an example of South Tyneside. Inspired by the both the 7th lecture and…
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