Monthly Archives: September 2017

Jane Jacobs and Safe Streets by Lana Valente

We’ve only discussed Jane Jacobs for one single class period thus far, but I already admire her articulate voice and her strength in her field. We went over some topics in class that I felt were incredibly important in successful … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

  Walking through Borgo Bello, I was surprised. I didn’t know it was going to be such a big and lively neighborhood. It has many attractions; restaurants, churches, a university, movie theaters, and beautiful views. There are a few attractions … Continue reading

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Placemaking Impressions by Jacob Randall

Like many of my peers, the concept of placemaking was alien to me and I was unsure what to expect arriving on the first day of class.  Since then, we have met twice and have clarified the inherently vague term … Continue reading

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A Walk Through Borgo Bello

Going into this class, I was unsure as to what to expect. I was familiar with the concept of place– the geographic, biological, hydrological, and human-constructed characteristic of a specific location– but was less familiar with the actual attempt at … Continue reading

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Walking around Borgo Bello

I started Placemaking class at Umbra Institute having a rough idea of what we were actually going to do together. I chose to do it just because it felt like something original and challenging. After a brief and useful introduction … Continue reading

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Beyond the Fontana Maggiore by Giselle Cruz Pena

In my first week in Perugia I had not ventured so far out of the square of the Fontana Maggiore, in fact it was all I knew besides the Coop store on the other side. However, my first walk past … Continue reading

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A Look at Community in Borgo Bello by Morgan Nash

The word “community” often brings to mind several images of people coming together and interacting with one another in some form. I find that this word to be comforting and gives a feeling of inclusiveness. There are millions of different … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Borgo Bello by Talia Schaer

As a student who joined Placemaking a week late I was not quite sure what I was getting into with this first week. I was not sure whether we were going to be learning about Placemaking, whether it was a … Continue reading

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First Look at Placemaking in Borgo Bello by Lana Valente

Placemaking is defined as “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.” Actually interacting with the community and taking part in city-wide placemaking, however, is in fact much more engaging and enjoyable than I initially realized. … Continue reading

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Get up and dance! Goodby Placemaking to Spring 2017 Class…Welcome Fall 2017

Hello everybody! Today will be the first day of class for Fall 2017 semester students of  ESUS 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities  and we are very happy to welcome you in Perugia and to discover the Borgo … Continue reading

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