Food and the City

During the progress of several projects in this semester, I found lots of case studies about urban farm and I am really interested in it. As Manning said, “the relationship between food and the city is fascinating” (Manning, 2016). People’s demand for food grows with the development of urbanism, so the amount of “growing space”,…
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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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Comment on Kuntal’s blog: Sustainable Transport: Walkable Cities

In Kuntal’s blog, He discussed about the topic of Sustainable Transport. He argued it lack of satiability in transport today. Walking is the most desirable pattern in city’s transport. However, the number of vehicles is high especially in rich countries. Kuntal proposed pedestrian makes a city within friendly atmosphere, such as New York, Florence, and…
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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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Urban Design, Health and well-being: The impact of Green space.

Introduction: Along with the development of society, people have the better life because of the urbanisation and technology improvement. However, healthy problems still exist in our lives and better urban design is one of the methods to solve healthy problems. In this blog, author focus on how open space impact outdoor activities, neighbourhood relationship and…
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Comment on Ryan Conlon’s – Reducing Emissions to Improve Health

Ryan’s Blog about Sustainable Transport and Health concern deals with one of the mainstream issue of the last decade. Since 1993, issues of sustainability and development have brought out debates related to population, industry, energy consumption, global warming and pollution, and urbanism. As he stated, transport is a huge contributor to air pollution, accounting for…
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