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This City Vs. Mine

Something that I have struggled with a lot since coming here is the difference between Perugia and the cities at home that I’m used to. The biggest struggle has been the difference of transportation. At home, in the New Jersey/New … Continue reading

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The Modern Conditions That Limit Children – Olivia Papa

Something that stood out to me in the article was the paragraph about Paul Goodman predicting, in 1962, the future conditions which would limit children from becoming familiar with their community. In an earlier journal entry, I discussed the current … Continue reading

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Making the Most of an Area – Olivia Papa

This week’s reading got me thinking about the importance of maximizing space while also incorporating attractive elements that invite people to the area. I think the most interesting piece of information was that although cities are perceived as overly crowded, … Continue reading

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The Common Sense of Placemaking – Olivia Papa

Something that I found really intriguing in this week’s reading was the emphasis on Jane Jacob’s ability to understand community development in a real-life, applicable approach by using “empirical observation” and “community intuition.” Though critics devalued her work because it … Continue reading

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The Effect of Digital Media on Our Communities by Olivia Papa

As a student of digital/video media, I’ve often been forced to confront how my chosen study will affect people’s lives through the rapid rise of technology. Oddly enough, I hadn’t given much thought to how that affects the environment in which … Continue reading

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