Monthly Archives: September 2017

Place-People Watching

Piazza Novembre is a main passage way to all parts of Perugia’s city center; so it is a perfect place to do observations. This area always has something going on at any time of day. The constant change of action … Continue reading

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An Exercise in People Watching by Talia Schaer

Something we engage in every day whether we recognize it or not, is people watching. We naturally observe who is around us, if we recognize them, do we like their clothes, and what they are doing. For an hour this … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in Piazza IV Novembre? by Lana Valente

Sometimes, I forget how fun people watching actually is. How often do you observe what other people do, and how they interact with their environment? I suppose depending on your occupation, the answer may vary. I can’t say that I … Continue reading

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Real Eyes Realize

When I thought of sidewalks I thought of the empty tan ones back in Charlotte, there wasn’t much going on there unless you were in uptown, but after reading the Jane Jacobs reading, my thoughts have changed. It wasn’t like … Continue reading

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Effect of “Eyes on the Street” by Morgan Nash

In Jane Jacob’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities she calls attention to various aspects of cities and its effects on the community. One of the key factors of a city is its use of walkways and … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs Uses of Sidewalks

During the last class we discussed the elements of Jane Jacobs’ excerpt “The uses of sidewalks: safety”, from her book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. The chapter highlights the key aspects to having successful sidewalks, ranging from … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs

In my freshman year of college, we read a few excerpts of Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities in my Public Policy class, and to be honest, it didn’t make a lasting impact on me, and I can’t … Continue reading

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Reflection on last weeks class

Last week in class we discussed placemaking in further detail and about Jane Jacobs. The more I learn about placemaking, the more I can see all the benefits it has for communities. Certain characteristics make a place successful, such as … Continue reading

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About Jane Jacobs and safe streets

Jane Jacobs… a woman pretty stranger to me. I’ve never heard about her writings, cause she’s not really known in Italy aside from a few group of experts who actually learn from her work, I guess. If you google her … Continue reading

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Safe Streets and Jane Jacobs by Talia Schaer

Before this week I had never heard of Jane Jacobs and never really gave much thought to the sidewalks around me. I would notice if they were well lit or if they were uneven, but never thought of them as … Continue reading

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