Monthly Archives: September 2019

Contemplating Cigarettes

Usually I don’t appreciate smoking, but I have to contribute my placemaking insights to the cigarette butts of Sant’Angelo park. While picking up the squashed, burnt paper wrappings, my mind wandered. I thought about how the presence of cigarettes meant … Continue reading

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Participation and Action – By Nicole Flohr

Anirban Adhya explains Placemaking as a three-step process of confirmation, interrogation, and action framing. The first two steps are about dialogue and the last step is about decision-making. He compares the process to the query-analysis-application theory posited by other scholars. … Continue reading

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La Notte Brava – Kim Hernandez

Friday was the Global Climate Strike, with demonstrations in an estimated 185 countries around the world all calling for action on climate change. If I were back at school in the US, there is no doubt in my mind that … Continue reading

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Party People!!

The readings were a discussion of Jane Jacobs’s perspectives on urban areas and placemaking by Anirban Adhya. Comments from Alan Berger were critical of her outside view, which was often seen as unprofessional, and also due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Can Diversity Unite People?

In our reading, “Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism,” author Adhya supports Jane Jacobs’s philosophy on placemaking over the common learned practice of community developers. Jacob’s writings are often criticized due to her lack … Continue reading

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Positivity in Parks

After last weeks class of placemaking, I began to think about how children come into play in the act of placemaking and in cities in general. Being an elementary education major, I have been curious as to how I can … Continue reading

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Siena and the Three Elements of a Successful City

This past weekend, my roommates and I travelled to Siena. After last week’s class on the three elements of a successful city that Jane Jacobs highlighted, I wanted to analyze a new city with this criteria. Right off the bat … Continue reading

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The Importance of People on the Street – By Nicole Flohr

In her book The Life and Death of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs outlines three necessary things to increase safety on streets: eyes on the street, a clear division of public and private space, and users on sidewalks fairly continuously. When … Continue reading

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Snoop About in San’ Angelo

Last week we explored in the Sant’ Angelo neighborhood. We looked at examples of shared community spaces in the area and found a collection of different types of gathering places. We looked at the Ex Lavatoi Pubblici, a small walled-in … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Snooping

This past week in class, we were introduced to the neighborhood, Borgo Sant’Angelo, that we will be working in for the entire semester. We spent about an hour wandering and observing the somewhat empty streets before heading to the park … Continue reading

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