Tag Archives: Urban Design

The 4×4 series on place-making and the built environment: On Freedom

Manchester’s fourth event in the 4×4 series was held on 22.5.16. The four speakers made presentations that addressed the theme of freedom in relation to cities and the urban. This is my third and final post on the talks (go here and … Continue reading

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Waymarking’s recent studies enhance understanding of making maps #2

Continuing with the mapping and map-making theme of my previous post, here are a couple of maps for a potential development site from a student urban design project on the Stretford Road, in Trafford. The first is of roads and … Continue reading

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Waymarking’s recent studies enhance understanding of making maps #1

My recent studies are continuing to enhance my understanding and interest in mapping and mapmaking (see previous blog posts: June 2010, Jan 2012, July 2014). Following the urban design principles I’ve been taught on the MSC Urban Regeneration and Development … Continue reading

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Taking photographs in cities in the UK and Europe – Shopfronts #1

As in earlier this month, here are another series of photographs – this time taken of shopfronts. London, 2010 Marseille, 2012 Montpellier, 2014 Zagreb, 2012

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Taking photographs in cities in the UK and Europe – Doors and Gates #1

Here some of my images focussing on doors and gates taken in recent years. I’ve long had a fascination with them, especially their visual, textural and physical qualities. I think this is because of their significance in terms of marking … Continue reading

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