Comment on Sharon Zhu’s “Food and the City”

Sharon in her blog suggested the benefits of having urban farms in terms of solving the urgency of food supply in cities. I agree that the idea of “farm-to-table” is great when customers nowadays concern more on the food safety and freshness.  Taking Shanghai and Hong Kong from the blog as example, unlike other places,…
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The position of urban green space in 21st Century

Urban green space had gain attention from people all over the world, especially in the city that under development. Most of the new develop city had include urban green space in their planning. It can be in various form, such as roof garden, pocket park, vertical green, and urban farm. No matter in what form,…
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A new trend of living – Live-work

A new trend of living – Live-work 21st century is a technologically advanced era, all kind of technology is growing rapidly especially the network. Living in this era had made remote control things that is far away using the network is never been so easy. This has bring up the born of a new trend of…
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Cohousing Benefits

Cohousing or shared living has become one of the first options for many people when seeking an alternative to the bustle of contemporary cities. The cohousing communities are often a part of the planning and designing process as they share the common spaces like gardens, laundry, dining, guest rooms etc. The residents are responsible for…
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Kyodo No Mori Japanese Co-housing

Christian, D. (2008). “Forest” Cohousing in Japan, Pt.II. [online] Begoodcafe.com. Available at: http://begoodcafe.com/archive-bgc/project/ecvc_en [Accessed 9 Apr. 2017].

Kyodo No Mori or Forest of Kyodo as its more commonly known is a Japanese co-housing project which was designed at the turn of the millennia. This project has caught my interest as an excellent case study of how development can adapt to an ever changing city and the first cohousing project in Japan.  The…
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Save Bees, Save Homo Sapiens

Bee Crisis Honeybees’ population has been dramatically dropping since the 1990s. Environment lacking in diversity, pesticide problems, colony collapse and parasites are reported as some of the main factors leading to the bee crisis. Bees become stressed, sick and weakened under these conditions.  During winter the temperature fluctuations leads to honeybees’ cluster to loosen.  When…
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