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 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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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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