In search of an Ideal City: Urban Village as an example of Sustainable Neighbourhood

The blog covers my reflections on the lecture “Design of Neighbourhoods”  by Ali Madanipour, Professor of Urban Design and the Director of Global Urban Research Unit at Newcastle University.  Since ancient times urban planners, artists, sculptors, architects and philosophers were trying to reveal the secret of an “ideal city” that would meet the requirements of…
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Walking tour of Newcastle: Heritage and Conservation

At the first week of this semester, we were then had been taken to a walk around Newcastle where our tutors introduced us to some historic buildings and what is urban conservation. Urban conservation often focuses on conserving the fabric of the past for future generations (Pendlebury et al., 2009).   Historic buildings   This…
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Charrette: Afternoon tea with Earl Grey

Newcastle Monument story

Charrette Week The very first week of studies at the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape started with a week of Charrette, annual design event organised by the university and led by various designers and artists. The week which turned into a studio based project which was a fun activity full of inspirational vibes. During…
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