Welcome Spring 2018 Class!
Today will be your second class of ESUS 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities and we are very happy to welcome you once again in Perugia and to discover the Borgo Bello district and the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project!
Before we introduce you the blog instrument and how it works, we would like to say goodbye and thanks once again to Umbra’s Placemaking Fall 2017 term students – Giselle, Rachel, Morgan, Jacob, Evan, Talia, Veronica and Lana – who have worked really hard through the past semester to make the Terrace of Via del Cortone a shared place!
Last semester was dedicated to assess and improve the use of the Terrace with the community support, through an extensive study of the Terrace (uses and abuses, environmental conditions, evaluations by stakeholders, etc.) and building new signage and some new furniture – an ingenious system to display photo and artwork – to make the Terrace of Via del Cortone a place for more beauty, fun and events!
Our class work was celebrated with a public presentation of the Report on Current State of the Terrace with Recommendations to the community of Borgo Bello and to Mayor of Perugia, Andrea Romizi, at the Bicini Theatre.
The presentation ended with a wine and bruschetta in Piazza San Domenico and the commitment of the Mayor to bring our students ideas to life!
Now that last semester’s students are all back home, it is up to Placemaking Fall 2017 class to pick up their legacy and to continue improve Borgo Bello’s project. The Terrace still has a lot of ongoing problems and issues to be raised!
Just like last term, the students of Placemaking will keep running the blog-journal “Placemaking in Perugia” (you are looking at it right now) focusing on assigned reflections about the themes discussed in class, presented in the readings, and as related to each student’s experiences.
Keeping a (weekly) journal will help you consolidate your understanding of the course activities and theory, and offer an opportunity to explore connections between in-class and experiential learning.
Weekly based Journal entries are mandatory and expected to be submitted at least 12H before class.
In these short posts students shall express their impressions and reflections about the readings and also provide one significant photo image of their experience. Questions, issues, curiosities … all can be included!
Each post should be long a maximum of 500 words, display a title that includes the name of the author (e.g. My first walk around Borgo Bello by Viviana Lorenzo) and one significant picture (note: pictures of children are forbidden unless framed from the rear).
Students shall place their posts under the category “Class Journal” and enter mandatory tags such as Semester and Journal # (e.g.: Spring 2018, Journal 1) and may also enter other relevant tags (max 3).
Take your time to explore the blog and to read about former students’ project for the Terrace of Via del Cortone in Borgo Bello and about their experience collaborating with the community.
So once again, your journey is about to begin…
A Note to Fall 2017 Students: from this moment former students’ blog role will change by “author” to “contributor”. This means you won’t be able anymore to publish directly on the blog, but you will still be able to write posts to be published by the administrator, if you wish.
We invite all of you to click the“follow the Blog button” (in the column on the right) and receive notifications of new posts by email!
Stay up-to-date with the future of Borgo Bello and of Perugia!