Monthly Archives: October 2015

“Gardening in the Community”, Brenna Huether

Where I come from there is no garden spaces in your own yards, living in the city of Boston. Recently they have been putting in public gardens. This allows people who want to garden to go out into the community … Continue reading

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Safety, By:Brenna Huether

Safety is a big issue that addressed in neighborhoods all around the world. After reading Jane Jacobs article and discussing it in class, I have come to understand that a sense of community is need to feel safe. The main … Continue reading

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My Frist Impression, By: Brenna Huether

“Borgo Bello”             Walking down the steps and into the neighborhood called the Borgo Bello, was a bit of a different experience then the center of the city near school. It looked as if the … Continue reading

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The beauty of a community by Esperanza H.

 Last week we went to Circolo del Tempo Bono for coffee. We discussed how Borgo Bello came to be with some people from the project last year. It got me thinking about what we could do with the space in … Continue reading

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Placemaking in Borgo Bello, By Marc Capparelli

Before visiting the space in Borgo Bello as well as the coffee shop, we talked a lot about placemaking and what it is. Placemaking is how we approach the design, management, and planning of a public space. It involves us … Continue reading

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Inspired by Demiana Khoury

I was left feeling very inspired after class on Tuesday. Hearing about what the last class did promote their community garden and how they went about it made me want to get the ball rolling for our project. Some thoughts … Continue reading

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Including and Making Space for Children by Jimmy R

The readings for this week, about including children in city planning, really caught my attention and think they tie in very well with what we have been discussing in class. I think it is absolutely vital for children to have … Continue reading

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Community Needs by Kirby Challman

Place making as a priority is essential to the survival of community projects. This concepts, as introduced in class, involves the community as the true leaders in all projects. Jane Jacobs and others seem to point out the disconnect that … Continue reading

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Eyes of OUR Streets; by Rachel T.

Where I grew up, you would pass by people on the streets, glance at them and smile, and if you knew them proceed into a conversation. I live in a town that I consider a small town, although it definitely is … Continue reading

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Children on the Terrace by Liliana Bravo, Journal

During our previous class, we discussed the importance of placemaking in urban planning and what it meant to actively participate in the building of one’s community. Placemaking is a valuable technique that allows locals the opportunity to voice their opinions … Continue reading

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