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The making of Demoratic streets by Paris Parken

When reading this article I noticed that “pedestrianization” is clearly focused on consumerism. The addition of malls, mini malls, and expensive boutiques into cities in order for people to comfortably shop in America can be positive, especially for constant shoppers, … Continue reading

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City planning and children by Paris Parken

Readings seven and eight are very focused on children’s involvement in city design and also how city design affects children. A lot of the reading is very focused on how in the present, children are not given as much freedom … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and views on placemaking by Paris Parken

After getting through reading number four it is very clear that Jane Jacobs work is extremely criticized by many, seeing as though she had no education or training in urban planning. Despite her lack of education and specific experience in … Continue reading

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First walk around Borgo Bello by Paris Parken

On our walk through Borgo Bello my first impression of the area was that it was a small and very friendly place to be. For example, when we explored alone as students, we came across many stray cats, but they … Continue reading

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