Author Archives: jacobrandall

Recent Observations

With the confusion as to when the last blog post was due, there has been a gap in our regular observations, so our observations over the past two and a half weeks will culminate into this somewhat rant-like post. Since … Continue reading

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Terrace Observations

The last week of class seemed to center around more first person experiences in placemaking. The reading by Wm. Whyte gave a firsthand account on the plaza projects around new York city in the early 1980’s and highlighted some of … Continue reading

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Piazza Novembre

Things have been busy the past week in the placemaking program. The last class-time was divided in two, with the first half focusing on Anirban Adhya’s chapter “Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism”  from … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs Uses of Sidewalks

During the last class we discussed the elements of Jane Jacobs’ excerpt “The uses of sidewalks: safety”, from her book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. The chapter highlights the key aspects to having successful sidewalks, ranging from … Continue reading

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Placemaking Impressions by Jacob Randall

Like many of my peers, the concept of placemaking was alien to me and I was unsure what to expect arriving on the first day of class.  Since then, we have met twice and have clarified the inherently vague term … Continue reading

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