Comment on Kuntal’s “Are Shipping Container Homes Affordable Housing Alternative ?”

Kuntal introduced and discussed some advantages of shipping containers involving flexibility, durability, and affordability in his blog. I partly agree with him except the durability. Shipping containers are originally produced for loading goods. It could only basically defend the terrible weather. However, it could difficult act well in thermal insulation and natural ventilation as a long-term living…
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Comment on Jackson’s “The position of urban green space in 21st Century”

Jackson discussed the importance of urban green spaces in today’s cities. I totally agree with that. Non-infectious and climate change are servious problems in 21st century. Sustainability is the most effective way to alleviate these issues. However, in overcrowded cities, we have limited spaces to develop. So, the new forms like roof garden, pocket park,…
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Comment on Sharon Zhu’s blog “Designing in Historic Environments”

In Sharon’s blog, she talked about how to preserve the historical heritages in China and particularly in a historic city Xian. I would like to comment with this blog is because of I studied in Xian for four years. Therefore, I have lots of experience with the preserving Xian’s historical feature. Firstly, I agree with…
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Comment on Ryan Conlon’s “The Importance of the Urban Waterfront”

In the blog, Ryan introduced urban waterfronts’ role during industrialisation and de-industrialisation period.  We can see that most of the cities and towns in the world are built along waterfronts.  Cradle of civilisation were also situated along large river valleys. Adem raised a very interesting point focusing on the benefits of water as urban blue…
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Comment on – Zack’s Landscape Urbanism

Zack had explained the evolution of city and discussed about how landscape urbanism being use in today world in his blog. He refer to Cedric Price’s ovo-urban analogy to explain the 3 development stages of city. Ancient city as a boiled egg, all dwelling live inside the wall. 17th to 19th century city as fried…
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Comment on – Kelly Tang’s : Urban Design and Public Health – What is Blue Space?

Kelly’s blog talk about the relationship of urban design and public health. She cited a phrase from WHO Centre for Health Development: “Urbanization represents a great opportunity to improve people’s health, but also a complex challenge, especially in places where urbanization is outpacing the development of infrastructure, services, and other resources required to sufficiently meet…
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