Landscape Urbanism

Lecture with Geoff Whitten. The lecture of Landscape Urbanism which was given by Geoff Whitten described the development of cities and landscape urbanism. Geoff Whitten illustrated that the development of city is like an egg, which is from the shape of one core with a surrounding ring (ancient age) to one core with a random shape of edge…
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Comment on – Sharon Zhu – Neighbourhood Design and the Garden City.

Stim, K. (2017). A view of Copenhagen in The Human Scale. [online] Nytimes.com. Available at: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/18/movies/the-human-scale-an-urban-documentary.html [Accessed 21 Jan. 2017].

Sharon’s blog post discusses the relationship of how urban neighbourhoods have developed at the time of the Garden City movement. The movement’s principles became the design basis for many of the traditional new towns in the UK. Howard’s magnet illustrates the differences between country and city living at the time and how his 3rd magnet…
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Neighbourhood Design and the Garden City.

Neighbourhood design has become an important aspect during urban planning. The lecture presented by Professor Ali mainly talked about the principles of neighbourhoods, the origins and development of neighbourhood’s over different time periods. In this blog, I will mainly focus on the development and workings during the Garden City period.   The relationship between urban neighbourhoods…
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Landscape Urbanism and Current Developments in the UK

Landscape, Ecology, Landscape Urbanism, Sustainability.

Landscape Urbanism Practitioners and theorist have several definitions of what Landscape Urbanism is; Gray states it “considers the horizontal field over the vertical figure-ground and secondly, it describes a move from the pictorial to the operational.” (C, Gray, 2006.) Sarah Peck puts it perfectly as “a mode of thinking about the design and function of…
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