Author Archives: jwellman31

Reflection

4 months ago, I was sitting in the Umbra advising office trying to finalize my schedule, and I decided to choose a class called “Placemaking”. This was a concept I had never experienced nor heard of, and I figured this class would … Continue reading

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Sunday Clean Up

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to engage with some of the “zealous nuts” of the Borgo Bello community. There was a great turnout at the clean up, and we didn’t just clean. We listened to music, danced and ate some … Continue reading

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Community Meeting

Unfortunately I was not able to attend the meeting due to a nasty case of strep throat, but from what I have read it sounds like the community was more than willing to contribute ideas to the terrace. This in … Continue reading

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Children in the Streets

Our class discussion preceding the elementary school posed a number of thoughts, ideas, and potential ways in which places for children (in cities) can be improved. We learned from Jacobs that children prefer the streets, though it’s not necessarily the … Continue reading

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Terrace Discussion

Our most recent class discussion triggered a number of thoughts about the potential improvements of the terrace. We went over some of the strengths, weaknesses and some possible solutions for a more user friendly space. The most evident strength of … Continue reading

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Field Trip!

For our field trip, we spent the day interacting with the people, workstations, and landmarks that Borgo Bello and the Agriculture school had to offer. We briefly toured the area but were provided some of the rich history that made … Continue reading

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A First Look: Borgo Bello

This hidden gem was such a pleasant surprise. I would have never stumbled upon this neighborhood if it weren’t for this class (so thank you!!). Kids and families walked the streets together, which was refreshing to see after living in … Continue reading

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