Economic Assessment System of House Planning in Britain

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British urban planning laws and regulations starting in the 19th century, but until the 20th century, the 1960s, before the beginning of the comprehensive reflection of urban planning practice, the focus of urban planning from physical planning to exploration of … Continue reading

Evaluation of Community Planning and Life of Senior Cohousing Projects in Northern European Countries

Summary: For the world’s future, how to deal with the issue of growing elderly people in different country is important. This means the new century do ask care for the new cohorts of the elderly which are not the same … Continue reading

Hexham Colorful Village: Final Design

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After All the process we went through, Finally, this final design created. The first thing we did when thinking of the design of this neighborhood was determining the appropriate area for cohousing, social housing and private housing. After some discussion, … Continue reading

Should We Retrofit Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems?

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Should We Retrofit Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems?   In terms of design it is easier to design sustainable urban drainage systems at the start of the development process, however there are existing neighbourhoods that could benefit from the construction of … Continue reading

Improving Environmental Standards in an Urban Area

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Improving Environmental Standards in an Urban Area.   Urban design has seen an increase in the need for developments to give more consideration to the environment as opposed to social and economic factors being at the forefront of design (Carmona, … Continue reading

Understanding Landscape Urbanism

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James Corner (2006) suggests that there is a need for the development of new ways of thinking and approaching design differently, by no longer seeing the environment and the urban as two separate identities, design should be constructed upon the … Continue reading

Engaging with Future Communities – Hexham Community Engagement Event

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An important aspect of the majority of co-housing schemes is the way in which the development is designed, the future communities that are to inhabit them are (as mentioned in Developing a Design Brief posted on Wednesday 25th March). As … Continue reading

Identity by Design – The Case of Co-Housing

Whilst developing the concept design for a new residential development on a vacant site, one of my first thoughts was the consideration of how to create different character areas and establish a settlement which portrays distinctive place identity. Sepe’s  (2013) … Continue reading

Summary for the cohousing article reading

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In order to getting started for the project on cohousing in Hexham, some readings  related with cohousing are required for getting basic information and ideas about what cohousing is about. The article for our group member to read is Evaluation … Continue reading

Colorful Village Project – Study Cases

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After all the site analysis completed, the design process will begin. The Selection of some study cases which meets the requirements is one of the process. Study cases are expected to help the designer to develop an empty land that … Continue reading


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