Mudit Maheshwari

Hello! My name is Mudit and I am from India. I graduated from NIT Nagpur in India with a degree in Bachelors of Architecture followed by a year working as an Architect in design based company in India. As an architect I pay more attention to the details of buildings and its surrounding places. Currently I am studying a postgraduate degree in urban design at Newcastle University.
For me urban design is form of interactive art. The main purpose of studying urban design is to improve the vision of looking at different urban spaces and designing new public spaces in the city. In urban design, I find the opportunity to express and develop my strengths and abilities. The idea is to design a marvel like great men and women did with a significant function that leads its path to creativity and art, by blending human needs with nature. It is this zeal to change the trend that triggered me to pursue urban design after my graduation.
Apart from the university, I enjoy playing sports such as cricket and table tennis. I love to move around the city in my spare time. And I also like to spend most of my time with my friends playing sports.


COMMENT TO “WHAT IF KIDS WERE THE DESIGNERS OF OUR CITIES?”

Thanks to Laura for raising such an interesting topic about designing the cities with the help of kids. As we say that our design should be universally accepted, therefore I think that designing the city should be done keeping in mind the needs of a child. According to Mara Mintzer, director of Growing up Boulder,…
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COMMENT TO “CAN CO-HOUSING GO MAINSTREAM?”

Thank you Sophie for sharing the merits and importance of cohousing. I am also quite influenced by the concept that cohousing scheme follow about sharing the facilities for having a sustainable development. There have been some drawbacks of cohousing such as property cost which may be higher as compared to other housing projects making it…
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COMMENT ON “THE LATE SHOWS – CULTURAL EVENT”

Thanks Harley for sharing such a great experience of The Late Show where different artist and designers get an opportunity to showcase their work. I also visited the same event on 17th may 2019 with Harley and I felt so lucky that being in Newcastle I got this opportunity to experience such thing that I…
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COMMENT ON “WHY SAVE HISTORIC BUILDINGS”

All thanks to Danilo for raising an important current topic about the historical building and the importance of conserving these buildings. I was shocked when I heard the news about the Notre Dame in Paris buried in the ashes. As I belong from India, which has a rich history and various heritage buildings that spreads…
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COHOUSING: AN ALTERNATE SOLUTION FOR HOUSING

Nowadays, housing has become a major crisis in most part of the world. Cohousing is a real alternative to housing solution and a better solution for the housing crisis. In this blog, I will discuss some of the learnings of cohousing, its benefits and how I used these learnings to develop my own scheme of…
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DESIGN BETTER STREETSCAPE AND PEOPLE WILL CHOSE TO WALK

Streetscape is designed to improve the aesthetics and atmosphere of a publically used space. These include different visual elements of space including the road, adjoining buildings, sidewalks, street furniture, trees, and open spaces, etc. that define the street character. In this blog, I will discuss how some of these elements can be designed to have better…
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TRANSFORMING URBAN WATERFRONT

Waterfront regeneration has always been a major issue of urban design and planning since its decline during the industrial revolution in the late 20th century. Seeing the decline of the waterfront as an opportunity and not a threat, different cities started various regeneration programs to work towards these issues. In this blog, I am going…
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BUILDING FOR LIFE 12: DERWENTHORPE, YORK

Derwenthorpe is a housing scheme located 2 miles to east of York city centre. Being on the outskirts of York, the development is adjacent to Osbaldwick, Tang Hall and Meadlands. The community is being developed in for phases and is expected to provide 540 high quality houses. This new scheme was designed and planned by…
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Reflective summary on the blogging experience

Honestly, this is a very new experience for me to write an academic blog as I have never done this before. You are bound to produce a good quality if work as others see what you post and comment on our post. The idea of writing a blog and reading other peoples blog from all…
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