Monthly Archives: October 2016

Go play in Traffic

It is a saying I heard quite often growing up. My mother would say it, and then my grandparents would say it, and even my aunts and uncles would say it.  I always wanted to be with the babies, or … Continue reading

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Children and Sidewalks

I spent my childhood afternoons, and the entirety of my summers, outside in the streets and parks of my hometown. My mother would drop me off at my cousin’s house a few blocks away and we were left, for the … Continue reading

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Parks, Sidewalks, and Juveniles

In the two readings, “The Uses of Sidewalks: Assimilating Children: by Jane Jacobs and “A Participation Cook Book” by Ray Lorenzo an interesting dynamic exists. Jacobs explains in depth about how certain city configurations will produce an juvenile reaction out … Continue reading

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Opposites by Haley Donathan

After completing Jane Jacob’s reading during the second week of class, I was slightly shocked by some of the ideas she proposed. Her argument makes sense, but I never would have thought that the solution to unsafe streets was to put more … Continue reading

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Are playgrounds safe?

The article, The uses of sidewalks: assimilating children, was really interesting to me because it showed me a new outlook on the complex issue that was being presented. Are playgrounds the correct place to let a child play and hangout … Continue reading

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Sidewalks vs. Playgrounds: Perugia and my neighborhood

Like in my first journal, I will be comparing the sidewalks and playgrounds of Perugia and my neighborhood in Cambridge, MA. It is interesting that the center of Perugia is mostly a walking city. There is little physical distinction between … Continue reading

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