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My Vision for our Project and the Park – By Nicole Flohr

Friday was the first of our official community workshops. After the great turnout at the informal park clean-up and community potluck, I was a little disappointed by how few people came. However, I think the people that did come were … Continue reading

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People Watching and the Fountain – By Nicole Flohr

I completed the people watching activity a little after 6:00 pm on Friday October 4th. As many people leisurely do, I sat on the steps and watched the fountain and the people around it. Within the five minutes I was … Continue reading

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Participation and Action – By Nicole Flohr

Anirban Adhya explains Placemaking as a three-step process of confirmation, interrogation, and action framing. The first two steps are about dialogue and the last step is about decision-making. He compares the process to the query-analysis-application theory posited by other scholars. … Continue reading

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The Importance of People on the Street – By Nicole Flohr

In her book The Life and Death of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs outlines three necessary things to increase safety on streets: eyes on the street, a clear division of public and private space, and users on sidewalks fairly continuously. When … Continue reading

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What Placemaking Means to Me – By Nicole Flohr

Before signing up for this class, I had never heard of Placemaking. Despite this fact, I signed up anyway to explore my interest in community development and engagement. I have since come to understand Placemaking as the creation of public … Continue reading

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