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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Vertical City – skyscraper become recognition to the world

Skyscraper was originally used in the 1880s to describe continuously habitable building that is 10 to 20 floor. Nowadays it use to describe buildings that have at least 40 to 50 floors that mostly designed for office or commercial. (New world encyclopedia, 2015) American architect, William Le Baron Jenney, had designed the prototype of skyscraper, the…
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Vertical City — Are the Skyscrapers Efficient to Use?

This lecture was mainly about high-rise buildings and how they have great influence on the cities they are built in. I want to talk about how skyscrapers are not all efficient to use which i will show through two contrasting cases studies. “Skyscrapers are a result of the belief that the sky is the only…
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Vertical City – Egotistical or Necessary?

In an era where sustainability and protection of green space is such a sensitive issue, there are strong arguments for building up rather than out. The lecture on vertical cities, presented by Professor Steve Graham, discusses the benefits of high-density, mixed-use buildings and how building up relieves the pressure of urban sprawl on cities in…
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