Monthly Archives: September 2019

Creative Placemaking in Art Practice

What do Jane Jacobs and I have in common? I think it’s the ecological perspective that strives to actively observe and understand relationships between people, places, and nature. We both emphasize a creative approach grounded in place and community. As … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Public Social Control

In Chapter 2 of Jane Jacobs’ book, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, Jacobs describes the ways in which the safety of certain neighborhoods can be determined by the usage of sidewalks or streets. She discusses how certain … Continue reading

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A Strange Feeling

This past week during our exploration in Borgo Sant’Angelo, I went off the beaten path. My group and I explored one of the side streets that eventually lead us into a spacious park area. There was a playground, several walking … Continue reading

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Through the Tall Grass – Kim Hernandez

Our class snoop about was the fifth time I had explored Corso Garibaldi. It is across the street from my apartment, and I often see it at varying times of day. Three weeks ago, I trekked up the main street … Continue reading

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Walking Observations: Kids and Coop Catalogs

When walking through my college campus, running at the track near my house, or shopping at the local grocery store, I get excited when I see people I know. These chance encounters help me remember that I am part of … Continue reading

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Bringing Life to a Peaceful Neighborhood

First impressions of Borgo Sant’Angelo During an exploration of the neighborhood of Borgo Sant’Angelo, there were two positive things about the area that stood out to me: tranquility and color.  The neighborhood is relatively quiet compared to other areas of … Continue reading

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What Placemaking Means to Me – By Nicole Flohr

Before signing up for this class, I had never heard of Placemaking. Despite this fact, I signed up anyway to explore my interest in community development and engagement. I have since come to understand Placemaking as the creation of public … Continue reading

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A new beginning … in Borgo Sant’Angelo

Welcome Fall 2019 Class! Today it will be your first class of ENV/FSST/SOC 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities  and we are very happy to welcome you in Perugia and to discover the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project and our new … Continue reading

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