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Comparing Spaces

I could not find my place-making map, so this is my rough sketch! On Wednesday, October 9th around 3 o’clock, I sat in Piazza IV Novembre and observed the activity of the shops and the people to see how it … Continue reading

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Placemaking or Relationship-making?

The book The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William W. Whyte, includes research that discusses alternative ideas to creating effective space in urban environments. Throughout their investigations, researchers found that the life of a street typically dictates how … Continue reading

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Can Diversity Unite People?

In our reading, “Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism,” author Adhya supports Jane Jacobs’s philosophy on placemaking over the common learned practice of community developers. Jacob’s writings are often criticized due to her lack … Continue reading

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Sidewalk Snooping

This past week in class, we were introduced to the neighborhood, Borgo Sant’Angelo, that we will be working in for the entire semester. We spent about an hour wandering and observing the somewhat empty streets before heading to the park … Continue reading

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