Comment on “Urban Green Spaces and Urban Life” By Runyu Zhang

As was suggested by Runyu in the blog, a large number of studies have shown that understanding more about the likes and dislikes of people concerning the public green spaces in the city might facilitate the planners to fulfill the needs of users by providing and managing the urban environmental friendly spaces effectively (Curran and…
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How Newcastle City was Renewed – Cultural Regeneration

In recent years, with its great urban cultural attraction and urban life, the city of Newcastle has grown to become one of the most vivid cities in Britain. With five-year living and study in Newcastle, I become further enamored of its rich cultural history and modern achievements. However, if we look at the city in…
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Why Amsterdam Works So Well for Bikes

In the Netherlands, Amsterdam and the Hague, there are more bicycles than residents, and 70% of all journeys are made by bike. People not familiar with the concept of the bike taken as real traffic tools sometimes consider the Amsterdam – the famous bike-friendly capital of Holland – as a fantasy world, which are not…
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Street Furniture: An Important Factor in Street Design

With no doubt, the design of streets influence the our urban environment quality a lot. Smart street design can lower area temperature, drain storm water, decrease air pollution, and save cities’ costs. Streets, like all the spaces which we live in, influence our mental health. The street, as an extension of the building environment, possesses…
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Comment on ‘Barcelona and Antoni Gaudi’ by Voca Han

Voca showed the characteristics of Barcelona looking from architectural and urban perspectives. And she especially focused on Gaudi’s architecture and his style. As she mentioned, basically his architecture might be based on inspiration coming from nature, which is called Art Nouveau. Art Nouveau is one of the modern style of art, and architecture that first…
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Cave-house in China

As we all know, China is a great developing country in the world. With the development of China’s economy, more and more people are living in big cities with improved life qualities. But still, many people from other countries don’t know China very well. Three years ago, I went to America as an exchange student….
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