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Polar Terrace by Talia Schaer

During two weeks of observations I found two very different uses of the terrace. One time there were two men on the hunt for drugs and the other time were groups of friends using the terrace to hang out. On … Continue reading

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Observations on a Wednesday by Talia Schaer

This Wednesday evening at five, Jake and I set out to do our first hour observation of the terrace. It was a gorgeous day out, sunny and mild. The perfect weather to go on a walk or hang out with … Continue reading

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An Exercise in People Watching by Talia Schaer

Something we engage in every day whether we recognize it or not, is people watching. We naturally observe who is around us, if we recognize them, do we like their clothes, and what they are doing. For an hour this … Continue reading

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Safe Streets and Jane Jacobs by Talia Schaer

Before this week I had never heard of Jane Jacobs and never really gave much thought to the sidewalks around me. I would notice if they were well lit or if they were uneven, but never thought of them as … Continue reading

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First Impressions of Borgo Bello by Talia Schaer

As a student who joined Placemaking a week late I was not quite sure what I was getting into with this first week. I was not sure whether we were going to be learning about Placemaking, whether it was a … Continue reading

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