BFL12: Derwenthorpe development assessment

As part of our course, we visited a number of recent developments. One of them, situated in a picturesque location near York, was delivered by Barratt Homes in a partnership with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust. Derwenthorpe sits on the outskirt of York, 2 miles away from its city centre. The name Derwenthorpe comes from…
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Comment on Sustainable Urban Transport

Sherry’s post looks in to the issue of road congestion in major cities around the world, reflecting on the Sustainable Urban Transport approach to combatting this issue. She also picks up on the numerous environmental, social and economic challenges faced in densely populated cities. Moreover, how these challenges can be flipped to benefit the city…
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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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Sharing-bikes: A “New Normal” for Sustainable Transport in Chinese Cities.

“The definition of mobility today is no longer just about traditional transport, it now entails application of the latest technologies, including big data, digitalized infrastructure, and cloud computing, to solve problems not only in the transport sector but also in urban planning, environmental protection, and sustainable development,” said Randeep Sudan, an Information Communication Technology advisor…
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