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What is More Dangerous? The Sidewalk or the Internet?

The only way a child can truly understand limits is if they find them out for themself. If a child is taught too young that everything is limited, that they can’t raise their voice here, or no running there, or … Continue reading

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Glimpses Into the Lives of Others

On one of the warmer evenings of recent days, the sky was bright blue with barely any clouds in the sky. The temperature was sitting roughly around 65-70 degrees Fahrenheit, so it was easy to pick out those individuals who … Continue reading

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Park Clean-Up

This past Sunday was the first workshop/activity that the class participated in with members of the community. We met at 10am, split up into pairs and tackled different parts of the park. With the various levels of the park, my … Continue reading

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Siena and the Three Elements of a Successful City

This past weekend, my roommates and I travelled to Siena. After last week’s class on the three elements of a successful city that Jane Jacobs highlighted, I wanted to analyze a new city with this criteria. Right off the bat … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Public Social Control

In Chapter 2 of Jane Jacobs’ book, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, Jacobs describes the ways in which the safety of certain neighborhoods can be determined by the usage of sidewalks or streets. She discusses how certain … Continue reading

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