Tropical eco-villages: a local housing approach

The understanding of local conditions of the environment is fundamental for develop of a successful project. The climate, the availability of resources and characteristics of landscape are basic inputs with which is possible to create designs that make a rational use of natural resources and that, at the same time, generate the least impact on…
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Urban Food Production

Rapid urbanisation in the UK has started to replaced agriculture land with residential development, plus transporting food takes longer to reach the city centre. This increases the amount of pollution and reliance on HGV’s. Moreover, people today rely on supermarkets to supply fresh food, without a thought as to the costs involved. I will look…
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Comment on Olga Aliyeva’s post ‘In search of an Ideal City: Urban Village as an example of Sustainable Neighbourhood’

Olga’s post has brought into discussion one of the issues of contemporary urbanism that has had more relevance in recent years. In her post, she highlighted some of the most important features about the Urban Villages, which have been popular developments in the UK since the second part of the last century. This movement have…
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