MAUD Visit to South Shields

On a sunny Tuesday of early October, a group of students of the MA in Urban Design travelled to South Shields (South Tyneside). We visited our study area and discovered vast car park areas and disused buildings at the heart of … Continue reading

The benefit of writing blog for this year


Web log abbreviation is WEBLOG, meaning in Chinese is “Web log”, later abbreviated to blog, and blogger (blog) is to write blog. Specifically, the blog (blogger) the concept explanation for the use of specific software and published on the web, … Continue reading


zedz-urban-regeneration Cultural led urban regeneration is deemed as an effective way for the renascence of a declining old city. But culture is a very broad concept, for example, it could be historical culture, religious culture, food culture, festival culture, historical … Continue reading

Combine learning with blog

In this term, we still adhere to writing blog, I have completely adapted to this process, and writing blog has become part of my learning, and another way for me to extend the design thought. I begin to write my … Continue reading


shutterstock_69637735_Medium I have experienced a rather busy and fulfilling semester in the past few months. Two projects and a literature review have pushed me into a cycle of reading, drawing and designing all day. Modifications of the design and scheme … Continue reading

The Project of Cohousing

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The cohousing project of our group is focused on senior cohousing, which is for age-peer groups over fifty or so. It is necessary to understand the concept of cohousing at first place. Cohousing is a form of group living which … Continue reading

The Field trip to Nantes


The field trip to Nantes this time is quite fruitful. We have communicated with local students, exchanged our ideas and understanding on urban design. For the landscape design of a city, it is crucial to combine its geographical resources and … Continue reading

Chang Liu’ s Summary of the Semester Two

In this semester, I learned so much from our project and lessons in Hexham and Nante. At first, after the study of semester one, I gradually adapt to the different style of study and living in UK. With the improvement … Continue reading

The development of Senior Co-Housing

With the development of the city, how to creating the suited space for senior has become the hot point in the social public. Because of the work and living pressure, the people who living in the city always have not … Continue reading

Pocket Neighborhoods

Through the learning of the concept of the Co-Housing and community neighborhoods, we knew some relative concept to promote the public space including the concept of Pocket Neighborhoods. Being similar with the Co-Housing, the Pocket Neighborhoods encourage individuals to share … Continue reading

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