Catered to the People by Shameesha P.

Jane Jacobs have written several pieces of work to help guide developers and planners in creating a great space and place for the community. The writer’s for this weeks reading have opened my eyes to change and relationships. It is important to understand the needs of the community before going into these communities. I was engaged in the readings because it answered so many questions about what a “good” community looks like. It was enlightening to understand what the actual meaning of Place-Making is and why it is an important term. One of the readings talked about renovating and renewing communities rather than starting over. I thought this was important because it allowed residents to see beauty in their community and work together to make improvements. The readings reminded me of a course I took at Connecticut College. We talked about rebuilding communities by working with, not on communities. Learning where one feels connected, valued, or accepted was a key component in understanding the original concept of Placemaking. Jacobs illustrated this element by providing ideas about “designing cities that catered to people, not just cars and shopping centers.”

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About meesha2294

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.
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