Monthly Archives: September 2015

Eyes on the Street, Stefanie B.

What makes a safe street, let alone a safe neighborhood? Who takes ownership of that safety and makes that feeling of safety constant? Whose eyes are responsible for the street, and more importantly the grey areas? These are just a … Continue reading

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A trip in Borgo Bello Massimiliano G.

Last tuesday we have been visiting the so called “Borgo Bello” wich is the sum of Corso Cavour and Borgo XX giugno, two of the oldest main streets of Perugia. I am from Perugia and I have been many time … Continue reading

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My first impressions of Borgo Bello and Corso Cavour by Suprima B.

I had been to the Corso Cavour, before the class tour we had on 15th August. When I was walking to St. Peter’s Basilica, it looked like a very residential neighborhood. Unlike the main street from Piazza IV Novembre, Corso … Continue reading

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What makes a neighborhood safe? Liliana B.

During our previous class, we discussed Jane Jacobs’ article on cities and what made some safer than others. One of the main points she made was that sidewalks played an essential role, such that if people felt safe walking on … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Borgo Bello – Marc Capparelli

I didn’t really know what to expect when traveling to Borgo Bello. I knew that we would be volunteering our time to attend to the village, but I did not know what the village and its people would be like. … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello by Liliana B. Journal 1

For class, Professor Raymond took us on a passeggiata of the Borgo Bello neighborhood. It was full of hidden wonders like the luminous paintings in the back of an alley and the flower pots decorating the walls. Before arriving to Borgo … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello First Impressions- Jimmy Rotondo

Jimmy Rotondo 9/22/15 Journal Entry #1 When we were heading down to Borgo Bello I was honestly expecting it to be more run down than it was. The way it was being discussed in class, I thought it would be … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Borgo Bello, Stefanie B.

  My expectations for Borgo Bello were quite low due to our class discussion, and the fact that I usually go into situations with no expectations. But, I am the first to admit that my first impression of Borgo Bello … Continue reading

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My first walk around Borgo Bello by Viviana L.

This is a trial post. The students of ESUS 310 Urban Spaces: Rebuilding Community in Perugia will keep a blog-journal focusing on assigned reflections about themes discussed in class, presented in the readings, and as related to the student’s field … Continue reading

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