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The Importance of Play

I found myself relating to many of the situations and ideas discussed in today’s readings, which only made the issue of children’s lack of exposure to their communities even more real and upsetting. It is only recently that parents have acquired … Continue reading

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Children in the Community

In previous readings, we have been exposed to Jane Jacob’s strongly held beliefs in regards to urban planning, and the importance of creating spaces that are made for and by its inhabitants. In her chapter entitled “In the Uses of … Continue reading

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The Pros of Placemaking

Placemaking was a term that prior to these readings, I struggled to define to family and friends who inquired about the course. It was clear we would be transforming public spaces in Perugia for the benefit of the general community, … Continue reading

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Successful Placemaking in Borgo Bello by Riley B.

Following our time exploring the beautiful neighborhood of Borgo Bello, as well as the various installations of the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project, I was extremely inspired by the success of these local projects. I was fascinated by the transformations of these … Continue reading

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