What would our cities be without shopping?

Close your eyes and imagine a public space What do you instantly see? Were you picturing a public square? A park? A marketplace? Or even just a street? All of these and more would be correct. Public space is essentially somewhere which is open and accessible to people. However, in our technologically run world our…
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Garden City? Not in my back Garden

  Landscape Urbanism is a relatively new movement, which takes the stance that the best way to approach urban design is through shaping the landscape, not the architecture.  Its origins can be found it’s the works of Ian McHarg, Kenneth Frampton and Charles Waldheim.  It’s currently primarily focused on the urban landscape of North America…
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Uni-Health A Better ‘Greener’ Future

Uni-Health is a university exchange program, a collaboration between Universidad Politecnica de Madrid and Newcastle University, focusing on the positive contribution urban design has to the health of an urban population by way of improving the physical and social spaces within the city. A series of guest speakers describing the city from the perspective of…
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Frankenstein’s Workshop

In today’s world, we are more likely to purchase something if it looks nice. An easy way to make a product look desirable and therefore more sellable is to package it nicely however, as a society, we have little regard to the packaging we throw away and the detrimental effects it can have. If we…
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How Comfortable Can Working Be?

Do you ever wish you had a more comfortable space to work in? Have you dreamt of a way of combining work and comfort that wasn’t just your bed? Well during charrette week at Newcastle University, a group of 26 of us where given the opportunity to look into just that. As a unit we…
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