Monthly Archives: September 2015

Borgo Bello; My First Impression By Rachel T.

When walking through the streets of Perugia, you tend to usually see a variety of many people all going in every direction in the city center. But outside of the center, and you walk down just about 1000 steps, you … Continue reading

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Eyes of the Streets by Demiana Khoury

Growing up in a suburb outside of San Francisco with one of the lowest crime rates in all of the US, safety in my hometown was something I never questioned. I always felt safe in my town, perhaps I took … Continue reading

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A Safe City, By Marc C.

I’m not from a big city with big buildings and large amounts of people scurrying about. I’m from a small suburb in New York where I have essentially lived my whole life. During this time, I have come a long … Continue reading

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A Beautiful Borough Indeed by Demiana Khoury

(Journal 1: First Impressions) I left class on last Tuesday feeling very warm inside, as cheesy as it sounds. I am constantly reminded of how much I love the fact that I’m studying abroad in Perugia, and this was most … Continue reading

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My Comfort Zone – Jimmy R

There’s so many things that go into what makes one feel safe in their city… the streets, the people, the schools, how everything interacts. Being in Perugia this past month, including my walks through Borgo Bello has made me think … Continue reading

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The city I live in by Esperanza H.

   For me, in order to feel safe in a city it needs to be diverse in terms of culture where I don’t have to worry about not being able to go certain places because I am Hispanic or black. … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello Unlike Any Other by Esperanza H.

      Borgo Bello is a community not like any other I have had the pleasure of experiencing before. It is wonderful because they keep their history with the 3 Cathedrals found within the community but also have a families … Continue reading

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Cities and Streets by Suprima B.

In class, the main discussion was based on the idea of streets and sideways of a city, being reflections of the city itself. I agree with this notion. In order for a street to have some character, one needs to … Continue reading

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Street View By Kirby C.

This concept of eyes on the street, as portrayed by Jane Jacobs, is the innate reaction of those living, working, walking or enjoying a neighborhood to look after the well being of others. Safety comes from this concept because of … Continue reading

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Intentional By Kirby C.

I was fortunate to sit right next the awesome neighborhood association President F. (wish I could spell his name) and each word seemed incredibly intentional. This has created a presence in Borgo Bello that is unavoidable.  The concept of intentional … Continue reading

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