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Teamwork makes the dream work

When multiple people work together to achieve a single goal anything is possible. I learned this a long time ago but this past week in Perugia has reinforced that idea. While our class is committed to creating a great community … Continue reading

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Growing up is overrated

There is so much pressure on kids to “Grow Up” once they reach a certain age. To stop playing, focus on a career, and prepare for the future. However, some would argue that children are much more creative, inspired and … Continue reading

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It’s a sign!

Placemaking sure does require a few zealous nuts. It also, as Raymond Lorenzo wrote, needs to have a clear plan and be transparent to the public. Our class I believe has both of those which should make for a great … Continue reading

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Historic Borgo Bello

Discovering Borgo Bello was an amazing time. I would not have known the neighborhood was there if our class didn’t explore it. It had never been mentioned to me by local Italians or any Umbra staff. The center of Perugia … Continue reading

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Discovering Perugia

I’m excited to meet local Perugians and discover how their neighborhood functions. We learned a lot about placemaking and have already discussed some different factors that our class believes would be beneficial to creating a sustainable living space. We read … Continue reading

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