Category Archives: Place-making

Sunday Clean Up

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to engage with some of the “zealous nuts” of the Borgo Bello community. There was a great turnout at the clean up, and we didn’t just clean. We listened to music, danced and ate some … Continue reading

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Placemaking: where puppets meet Canederli.

Our last meeting, on February 28th, was really interesting! We went on the terrace and started from the analysis of some practical aspects that were pointed out during the community meeting the week before. We divided in two groups, one … Continue reading

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The Symposium

Last Wednesday we had our first briefing with the community at the Teatro di Figura. We were so excited to present the ideas we came up with during past classes and, more important, we wanted to see what the community … Continue reading

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Children in the Streets

Our class discussion preceding the elementary school posed a number of thoughts, ideas, and potential ways in which places for children (in cities) can be improved. We learned from Jacobs that children prefer the streets, though it’s not necessarily the … Continue reading

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Not a sidewalk, not a park but a Terrace!

Since the first discussion we made in class, one element has been depicted as one of the most important issues you have to take in consideration as a placemaker: the safety of the place. Of course, even common sense suggests … Continue reading

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Realizing a Goal: How do we make the vision of the terrace a reality?

Thinking back on our discussions during class, the word that comes to mind is “importance.” By standard definition importance refers to “the state or fact of being of great significance or value,” and I see the mission of placemaking as … Continue reading

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Terrace Discussion

Our most recent class discussion triggered a number of thoughts about the potential improvements of the terrace. We went over some of the strengths, weaknesses and some possible solutions for a more user friendly space. The most evident strength of … Continue reading

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The importance of imagination

At this point we need to find concrete ideas to work on for the terrace. Last time, in class, we discussed a lot about that and we highlighted some points such as the importance of its safety, of lighting and the … Continue reading

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Deeper in the Neighborhood

Last Friday we went to Borgo Bello in order to meet Professor David Grohmann. According to the original schedule we should have gone to the Agriculture Department for a little tour of the activities they do inside and then, once … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

After living in the center of Perugia for three weeks I finally made it down the staircase by my house to Borgo Bello. As we got to the last stair there was an immediate shift in the air, and it … Continue reading

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