Category Archives: Class Journal

Place-making at Home

In my midterm, I discussed the Farm at Stonehill and proposed an initiative that would directly advance the mission of the farm: providing organic food to our neighbors who do not have access to affordable produce. I want to continue … Continue reading

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Inspiration at Parco Sant’Angelo

For this weeks assignment in placemaking, our class was asked to visit Parco Sant’Angelo. At the park we were to walk around and observe, and then take photos of points of attraction of the park, as well as of areas … Continue reading

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A Second Snoop-About – By Nicole Flohr

On Friday, Casey and I went back to the park to take pictures and brainstorm. Again, I thought about the need to draw attention to the park entrances on the street. Perhaps we could create a map to put under … Continue reading

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People Watching in the Piazza

This week I sat in Piazza IV Novembre and observed the crowds of people circulating through the city’s center. Keeping Jane Jacobs’ writings in mind, I noted how people tended to avoid the most open areas of the piazza. The … Continue reading

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Parco Sant’Angelo Clean Up

This past weekend we participated in the clean up at Parco Sant’Angelo. Our class worked together with some community members to remove trash and dangerous items from the area. While it was not a huge crowd, the people who attended … Continue reading

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A Playground Transported

This week we read about the importance of children in urban space planning. Children benefit greatly from community engagement and having their voices heard. Children are also the most impacted when city communities are lacking. In this age, kids are … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air

There is something to be said about the effect a child has on not only their loved ones but their community. How their lust for life and sparking creativity is contagious. I think it is safe to say that when … Continue reading

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What is More Dangerous? The Sidewalk or the Internet?

The only way a child can truly understand limits is if they find them out for themself. If a child is taught too young that everything is limited, that they can’t raise their voice here, or no running there, or … Continue reading

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Where are the children?

A common trend we have seen through this course so far is how to develop spaces for all kinds of people. We have met with farmers, activists, city officials and local residences to address what should be done with the … Continue reading

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Give the Children What They Want – Kim Hernandez

This week’s assigned readings recall memories from my own childhood. I think about how the children interviewed for the proactive process would now be my age or even my older brother’s age. I suppose that not much has changed: children … Continue reading

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