Comment on “Co-design Exercise – Understanding Residents preference on Housing Typologies” by Jack Harris

In Jack’s blog he wrote about his co-design exercise, which was oriented around understanding the house typologies that participants would like to see in their cohousing scheme, including their type and schedule of accommodation (rooms). Jack did a good job of explaining the process of his exercise and explained the results but I would’ve been…
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Comments on Tokyo Vertical Garden City by Tomonaga Kosaku

In the post, Tomo has introduced us the vertical garden city in Tokyo. He mentions that sustainability has become a significant factor applied in urban design. In order to develop the city as a sustainable city, Tokyo government has tried to design the city as a green city first. However, due to the large population…
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Comments on Sustainable Urban Transport in Chinese Cities by Runyu Zhang

Runyu has discussed on analyzing sustainable urban transport development in Chinese cities. She pointed out that China has partly ignored environment issues in past decades under its rapid development. Nowadays, people are suffering from the heavy traffic issue and air pollution problems, that especially in big cities. Within the urbanisation process, cities in China have…
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Comment on: Compact Form: The Battle Against The Car by Tommy Sheriff

In his blog, “Compact Form: The Battle Against The Car”,  Tommy reflects upon the car-oriented design of many modern cities and how we ought to go about creating new infrastructure for sustainable transport, phasing the car out of cities with a particular focus on density and urban form. I agree with Tommy in his post…
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