Comment on ‘Why Amsterdam Works So Well for Bikes’ by Yilan Zhang

The dramatic increase in contemporary carbon emissions is one of the consequences of the rapid development of the city. Its solution can be increased the public transport and promote green travel. Many countries have started sharing bike programs and have also improved a lot of basic support, such as providing large numbers of shared bicycles,…
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Comment on ‘Micro-Flats’ By Richard Keeling

Richard’s blog mainly talked about micro-flats. It could solve the high-cost problem for youth or apply in cities in really high density. The most common are student apartments or youth apartments. Otherwise, micro-flats could also be used in building renovation, to relieve the residential needs in renewal area. Case study An apartment is divided into…
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Comment on ‘Street Furniture: An Important Factor in Street Design’ by Yilan Zhang

Street is a multi-functional place, especially in urban scheme. Yilan pointed out that a well-designed street could works on micro-climates, improving people’s physical and mental health, promoting social interaction and helping vulnerable group. Beside what Yilan mentioned before, street could also enhance community engagement and social capital (WHO, 2008). Plus, both of them are significant…
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Comment on ‘Street furniture: an important factor in street design’ by Yilan Zhang

Street design might have impacts on quality of urban life. Yilan mentioned how street design might have effects on environment and people in particular she focused on street furniture. She said street furniture could have impacts on human well-being and spatial impacts to encourage social interaction. Case study / Newcastle upon Tyne Grey’s Monument Grey’s…
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Comment on: Urban Regeneration – Reusing Railway Infrastructure by David Winter

Previously I discusses Voca Han’s post where she touches the topic of urban cultural regeneration. On an example of Baltimore I proved that cultural regeneration is a process that follows post-industrial waterfront regeneration in many cases. Another interesting topic which is also a form of post-industrial regeneration is the reusing dismissed railway network. There are…
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COMMENT ON: CO-DESIGN EXERCISE-CO-HOUSING COMMUNAL FACILITIES

As part of our work on co-housing scheme for Science Central, Newcastle, we were asked to prepare a co-design exercise which would help us bring the community together and learn its needs and desires for their living environment. I and David developed an exercise that helped us design our co-housing scheme and develop a sustainable…
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