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Terrace Watch: Eyes on the Sides

I find myself studying the terrace very carefully for any sign of change. While last time there only seemed to be positive differences, today we noted some good, some bad.  Taking a Placemaking class has allowed me to thoroughly enjoy … Continue reading

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Terrace Watch by Lana Valente

Terrace Watch, as I’ve taken to calling it, was like a beautiful stakeout. I took an ethnography class my first year of college, and my experience during that semester helped me immensely this afternoon! I was able to record details … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in Piazza IV Novembre? by Lana Valente

Sometimes, I forget how fun people watching actually is. How often do you observe what other people do, and how they interact with their environment? I suppose depending on your occupation, the answer may vary. I can’t say that I … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Safe Streets by Lana Valente

We’ve only discussed Jane Jacobs for one single class period thus far, but I already admire her articulate voice and her strength in her field. We went over some topics in class that I felt were incredibly important in successful … Continue reading

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First Look at Placemaking in Borgo Bello by Lana Valente

Placemaking is defined as “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.” Actually interacting with the community and taking part in city-wide placemaking, however, is in fact much more engaging and enjoyable than I initially realized. … Continue reading

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