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Roll sleeves up By Tania Cerquiglini

David, Gianni, Mario, Nati. A professor who cultivates and grows a neighborhood, a kind retired builder who never stopped making something for himself and others, an elderly storyteller with the enthusiasm of a child whose theater runs his vein, a … Continue reading

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A new “Cortone” by Tania Cerquiglini

While I was reading “Children and City Design” by Mark Francis and Ray Lorenzo, my attention was focused on the importance of accessibility as one of the requirements for better city places. In particular I’ve been impresssed by the Dutch … Continue reading

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Into the public space by Tania Cerquiglini

I’ve always been impressed by the buildings, the streets, the hidden nooks of a place. I’ve always felt the normal flow of people around me but I’ve never been part of it until today. It was another monday morning in … Continue reading

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Getting through the lines

What’s the link between an article about urban renewal in Southwest Detroit and a novel by Italo Calvino named Invisible Cities? Placemaking, of course. While I was reading the article: “Why True Neighborhood Building Requires the Dedication of Few ‘Zealous … Continue reading

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A new point of view by Tania Cerquiglini

I’m a commuter. I’ve reached Perugia by train to go to university in the last three years. I’ve walked across his sidewalks for three years. At the same time, for three years, I saw a guy, from up Oberdan Street, … Continue reading

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