Designing in Historic Environments

The historical and cultural cities are regarded as a necessary element that must be protected and enhanced. While in the current economic stage, it is in the urgent need to renew them because they cannot meet with the demand of current people. The issue that we face is the balance between “preserving and protecting historic…
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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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Comment on Diva Jain’s ‘Economics and Culture-led Urban Regeneration’

Diva’s discussion of analysing the economic background of a place is a very interesting and incredibly important topic. Determining the demographics, income and wealth, culture and heritage, site and location, resources and market potential are essential in ensuring good urban design. As Oswell (2013) puts it, applying these six domains to “any new build or…
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Economics and Culture-led Urban Regeneration

Economics is the science of estimating Worth and Economic analysis focuses on Value (Oswell ,2013 ). The fundamental process of understanding economics and its application guides us through the process of design with a robust dataset that we can rely upon for an efficient design. Economic analysis for an effective Urban design can be done in…
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My city Ahmedabad : Culture and Urbanism

Here in this blog, I am going to write a very short brief about my city Ahmedabad, India. First, about the culture, it never disappoints its guests, giving them nice experience to remember. It used to be an industrial city, famous for its textile mills and once called ” Manchester of India “. It has both…
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About My City (Shenzhen China) & Culture

I was born in Shenzhen which is an extremely modern city in China. It has been developing for thirty years since China decided to open the market to the world. After that, some amazing things happened in Shenzhen, a mass of high-rise has been built intensively. And we call that huge development “Shenzhen speed”. I…
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My Culture & My Idea of Urban Design

This is a personal post with a little about my culture & what urban design means to me. My Culture Growing up in Manchester where the urban landscape has and still is evolving, this has given the city a unique urban style. Around the city I guarantee there is activity for everyone. This place has…
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