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Something in the Air by Amy Mullowney

The past week has made me consider just how greatly weather influences an area: the people; their priorities of activities; if places are even open… Few people will be out on the terrace in this weather, so yesterday amidst the … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Kid at Mardi Gras by Amy Mullowney

Adults are unaware of the importance of play. We don’t value it, and don’t see it as an important part of learning. – “Go Play in the Streets” While Corso Vannucci is not the main spot for children to gather … Continue reading

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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Dimensions of the Terrace: by Amy Mullowney

“Now we come to the key space for a plaza. It is not on the plaza. It is the street” (Whyte 53). I think it’s safe to say that Jane Jacobs would agree. Once again, we conclude that the terrace’s … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Borgo Bello by Amy Mullowney

I enjoyed exploring Borgo Bello last Tuesday. My observations were not very noteworthy except that the area of town was as charming and quaint as the rest of Perugia (that I have explored thus far). There weren’t many people out … Continue reading

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Street Lights: a journal entry by Amy Mullowney (not a Kanye song)

In chapter two of “Life and Death of Great American Cities,” Jane Jacobs examines sidewalks, focusing particularly on their safety and how they are used. She says, “If a city’s streets look interesting, the city looks interesting; if they look … Continue reading

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