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Childhood in Developed Cities

It is interesting to read about the loss of childhood in urban areas, especially in what we consider “developed cities”. While a few decades ago, parents would be comfortable sending their kids into the world with nothing but a time … Continue reading

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Sidewalks vs. Playgrounds: Perugia and my neighborhood

Like in my first journal, I will be comparing the sidewalks and playgrounds of Perugia and my neighborhood in Cambridge, MA. It is interesting that the center of Perugia is mostly a walking city. There is little physical distinction between … Continue reading

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“Pluralistic Ignorance” in Genovese Murder

In Jane Jocob’s The Life and Death, she emphasizes an urban planning model based on empirical and humanistic observation, with pluralistic possibilities and use of creative placemaking. For this journal I will discuss the murder of Catherine Genovese in Queens, New … Continue reading

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Comparing the Streets and Sidewalks of Perugia and Boston by Christian B.

Reading about the roles that sidewalks and streets play in civilization has lead me to reflect on my thoughts and experiences when walking in Perugia compared to my home city of Boston. There are significant differences in the cultures and … Continue reading

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