Monthly Archives: January 2019

The Effect of Digital Media on Our Communities by Olivia Papa

As a student of digital/video media, I’ve often been forced to confront how my chosen study will affect people’s lives through the rapid rise of technology. Oddly enough, I hadn’t given much thought to how that affects the environment in which … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello to Barcelona

Before this course, I had never thought about the idea that places had to be created. I assumed they would either just become a popular spot, or not, over time. Typically, historical sites are seen as the main places in … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello and Via Dei Priori by Curtis Brown

The star-shaped city of Perugia has many different communities within them. The two central communities that I have interacted with in this city is the community in the area around the street Via Dei Priori and Borgo Bello. The Via … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Health and Placemaking – Brooke F.

As a public health major, I have always been most interested in understanding how environment and specific places impact health and community.  I think whenever you are creating an intervention or working to improve a social problem in a community, … Continue reading

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City on a Hill

After traveling to the beautiful city of Montepulciano, located in Tuscany on the boarder of Umbria, I wonder why so many cities are built on hills. After spending a short three week in Perugia I have noticed the trend of … Continue reading

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Let’s begin Placemakers!

Welcome Spring 2019 Class! Today it will be your first class 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 Bello district and the … Continue reading

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