Author Archives: rachelfriedman98

My thoughts on the agricultural school

Agriculture has always been a huge interested of mine. After going vegan, I started researching all things related to agriculture, and I learned many disappointing things. Then, last semester I took a class called food, society and the environment. It … Continue reading

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Signs of Placemaking in Paris

This past weekend I visited Paris. While walking around I couldn’t help but notice signs of placemaking everywhere I looked. In the various gardens filled with beautiful statues and nature, there was also many fountains. There were movable seats around … Continue reading

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Children play in the streets

One of the first things William H. Whyte studied and talks about in our reading is where children play. He talks about how most playgrounds are not crowded. Why is this? Because, contrary to the common misconception that children only … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

Although I had been in the area before, visiting the archaeological  museum with my ceramics class, I didn’t explore the area like I did with our class. After the short time we had to explore, I can’t wait to return … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs: A reflection by Rachel Friedman

Jane Jacobs is a name I hadn’t heard before entering this class, yet its someone with such great influence. Her story intrigues me because she is simply one women, who was able to see beyond what most city planners could. … Continue reading

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