Category Archives: Place-making

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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Teamwork makes the dream work

When multiple people work together to achieve a single goal anything is possible. I learned this a long time ago but this past week in Perugia has reinforced that idea. While our class is committed to creating a great community … Continue reading

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Humans of Borgo Bello

The field trip we had on Friday to the university of agriculture, community garden, and the puppet shop gave us the opportunity to meet members of the community. There are plenty of those within the community who come from different … Continue reading

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Growing up is overrated

There is so much pressure on kids to “Grow Up” once they reach a certain age. To stop playing, focus on a career, and prepare for the future. However, some would argue that children are much more creative, inspired and … Continue reading

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Child Friendly Places

What makes a place a place? How does a space become a place?   From a visitor’s perspective, the Borgo Bello neighborhood has excellent potential to become a place for the community. The terrace has the advantage of being excluded … Continue reading

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Paris: City of Chairs

If there’s one thing Paris has in abundance (besides baguettes) it’s a slew of excellently planned public spaces. Places like Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Gardens, Notre Dame, and Champ du Mars are just a small few of the places in Paris … 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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The Importance of Participation

A portion of this week’s reading empathized on the value of participation. To participate within the community is not just ‘doing the right thing’, but it’s actively engaging a community voice. Participation is particularly important within place-making because the voice … Continue reading

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Observable Social Patterns in Amsterdam

This past weekend I visited Amsterdam, Netherlands. One area I spent a majority of the time there was De Dam square, in the heart of the city. This area is an old, run-of-the-mill European city square. Surrounded on all sides … 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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