Author Archives: andrewlafortezza

Bring the Children Back

Society is a constantly changing entity and if we, as place makers, do not keep up then vital factions of culture and development will be lost. In the readings and class discussions it is clear that certain aspects of childhood … Continue reading

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Parks, Sidewalks, and Juveniles

In the two readings, “The Uses of Sidewalks: Assimilating Children: by Jane Jacobs and “A Participation Cook Book” by Ray Lorenzo an interesting dynamic exists. Jacobs explains in depth about how certain city configurations will produce an juvenile reaction out … Continue reading

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The Pride of Perugia

As our study of Jane Jacobs has continued the true goals of her work has become more and more clear. Anirban Adhya in, “Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism,” summarizes her work as a … Continue reading

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Deterrents to Delinquency by Andrew L.

In, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” by Jane Jacobs we find a critique of the prejudices that many people of this world have in association to the concept of the cityscape. Jacobs begins her second chapter, “the … Continue reading

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