Monthly Archives: September 2016

The Power of Placemaking

The process of place-making should be approached in an should be approached with the community in mind. A public space needs to meet the needs of the community because if the space does not meet the communities needs, it is … Continue reading

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Place-Making: A Relationship

Place-making is a relationship with the community. The key to having a good relationship is communication. You must be able to observe, listen, and ask questions, as said in the article “What is Place-making?”. You must focus on their needs, and your … Continue reading

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Finally Discovering Placemaking

There was a tangible moment during last week’s class when I realized how important Jane Jacobs really was, and how seminal her writings on the american city were to the urban planning and architecture community were. I also learned, between … Continue reading

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The Pros of Placemaking

Placemaking was a term that prior to these readings, I struggled to define to family and friends who inquired about the course. It was clear we would be transforming public spaces in Perugia for the benefit of the general community, … Continue reading

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How Is This Effective? by Haley Donathan

Last week I was talking to one of my friends back home in Colorado about our class and the work we are doing in Borgo Bello. After I finished explaining, he asked, “How are you going to make sure this … Continue reading

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The Pride of Perugia

As our study of Jane Jacobs has continued the true goals of her work has become more and more clear. Anirban Adhya in, “Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism,” summarizes her work as a … Continue reading

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Neighborhood Engagement by Anna S

Growing up, I have always been a part of a close-knit community. We have been friends with all of our neighbors since we first moved in. We had block parties every summer for all of the kids and all of … Continue reading

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“Pluralistic Ignorance” in Genovese Murder

In Jane Jocob’s The Life and Death, she emphasizes an urban planning model based on empirical and humanistic observation, with pluralistic possibilities and use of creative placemaking. For this journal I will discuss the murder of Catherine Genovese in Queens, New … Continue reading

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Safe Cities by Abby S.

The town I grew up in is far from being a big city. With less than 30,000 people it is difficult to avoid people you know. Having lived in my small suburban town my entire life, I feel a strong … Continue reading

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Successful Placemaking in Borgo Bello by Riley B.

Following our time exploring the beautiful neighborhood of Borgo Bello, as well as the various installations of the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project, I was extremely inspired by the success of these local projects. I was fascinated by the transformations of these … Continue reading

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