Comment on – Sharon Zhu – Neighbourhood Design and the Garden City.

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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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Neighbourhood Design: The history and the future

Neighbourhood Design The principles of neighbourhood design, such as walking distance (400m), a clear centre, identifiable edges, mixture of people and land use, and street pattern (small blocks 80 by 200 m max), are directed to design liveable neighbourhoods. (figure 1) Origins of the Idea There were three trends shaping the 20th century: Anti-urbanism (suburbs), Urbanism (large cities, modernism), and Micro-urbanism (Garden cities, New towns, New urbanism, Urban villages, Eco-towns). The Micro-urbanism, also called New Town Movement, originated…
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