How does Copenhagen use green traffic system to guide urban renewal?

Taking advantage of the Easter holiday, I travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark. During these few days, I found that the public transportation system is exact developed. The administrative area of ​​Copenhagen is relatively small, consisting mainly of the old town, the port area and the northern part of Amager Island. How to intensively use land in…
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Why Save Historic Building?

  Last Monday, Notre-Dame, the most famous medieval Gothic cathedral in Paris, was gobbled up by a severe fire. Since I have backed from Paris just before the primary fire, as well as the news and the posts kept popping on the social media, this event was quite memorable. It made me realise the power…
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What if kids were the designers of our cities?

It has been historically registered places been designed and built without considering their end-users. And when it comes to kids, it becomes easier to ignore this group and not include them in the design process. But what happens when we give children the opportunity to design our city? Mara Mintzer co-founded and currently is the…
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Bosco Verticale – Alternative Housing case study

Bosco Verticale by Boeri Studio Awards: RIBA Award for International Excellence 2018 Stefano Boeri Studio, 2015 As a follow on from my previous blog post, I aim to look within the urban transformation of the Porta Nuova area and focus on two of the twenty towers which have been built in the last decade (E,…
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The Coexistence of Urban Traditional Quarters and Consumption Space——Taking Nanjing 1912 Traditional Quarter as an Example

1 Nanjing 1912 Cultural Quarter’s consumption space status 1.1 Location traits Figure 1 Masterplan of 1912 Cultural Quarter 1912 Cultural Quarter (the founding of the Republic of China in 1912) is separated from the former National Government of Nanjing by a wall. It is hoped that the unique cultural attributes and historical origins of the…
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Porta Nuova – Milanese case study

Milan is a powerhouse and in many ways acts as a test bed for contemporary architecture and design in Italy. In the past 10 years or so the city has seen a shift in thinking when it comes to urban regeneration with an emphasis on the Milan of the future, learning and building from the…
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