Author Archives: beyerp

Community Plans for Action

This past Wednesday we attended the community meeting that proposed a “Plan of Action” for the terrace, with the main objective of creating obtainable goals for the terrace in the upcoming months as well as having an idea for possible … Continue reading

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Participatory Design: What Children Can Teach Us

Last class we discussed Jane Jacobs’ chapter on the influence of sidewalks and children. In short, her argument centered on the need for streets/sidewalks to serve as places to play and in doing so are not only vital to the … Continue reading

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Realizing a Goal: How do we make the vision of the terrace a reality?

Thinking back on our discussions during class, the word that comes to mind is “importance.” By standard definition importance refers to “the state or fact of being of great significance or value,” and I see the mission of placemaking as … Continue reading

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San Pietro Community Garden Reflection

Anirban Adhya’s chapter in Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism highlights the importance of community participation and local knowledge in tandem with professional knowledge in the process of urban planning. Professional knowledge alone is isolating … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

As someone who studies the environment and ideas of sustainability, I see place-making as a compliment of the two. In its simplest definition, sustainability refers to long-term balance; this notion of endurance. What I study is environmental and food sustainability, … Continue reading

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