Viva Blue House (2): Co-living in Grade I Listed Building

  A brief history of “Viva Blue House” Revitalisation Project is mentioned in the last blog.  The project is now completed and provide 32 units, including ground floor shops.  Existing residents will be moving back to their units, while the remaining 12 units will be used in the “Good Neighbourhood Programme”. Co-living, as a new…
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A travel to Vienna: One of the most liveable cities in the world

Introduction “ ‘Live and let live’ was the famous Viennese motto, which today still seems to me to be more humane than all the categorical imperatives, and it maintained itself throughout all classes.” (The World of Yesterday: Memories of a European, Stefan Zweig) In Stefan Zweig’s description of Vienna at the start of the 20th…
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BFL Analysis : Sinclair Meadows Co-housing Scheme

In semester 2 of our MA Urban Design course, students are going to focus on improving residential design & development processes operating in the United Kingdom at present time. Before starting with the design process, to understand the alternative types of housing schemes e.g. Co-housing, live-work housing & life cycle housing; we visited some of the…
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Comment on Sharon Zhu’s – Neighbourhood Design and the Garden City

Sharon’s Blog is about how a concept of “Garden City” work in Neighborhood design and she has also mentioned five principles of a good neighborhood design. which are, a radius of walking distance of 400m, clear center, identifiable edges, street pattern and diversity of buildings and people. She has well explained Ebenezer Howard’s town-country magnet concept. Here in…
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Comment on Kelly Tang’s – New Urbanism and New Town Planning

Kelly’s Blog is about the concept of “New Urbanism” and stating main principles to make an ideal city to live in. She has highlighted, how new urbanism is focused on strong community connections and easily accessible and human scale spaces or building within the city. After the World War II, The modernist urbanism emerged. During…
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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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