Category Archives: Place-making

City Feels

One thing that I have observed since being in Italy is that I have not really felt any culture shock, which I was warned about getting. I thought that I would get to these new cities and feel overwhelmed or … Continue reading

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Green Spaces and the Mind

After touring the agricultural facilities at the university here in Perugia, I thought about some of the similarities and differences between the College of Agriculture at Penn State University. The first observation I made was the difference in size. Simply … Continue reading

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Sidewalks in Florence, Placemaking

One thing that caught my interest in Firenze besides all of the tourist attractions, shops, and restaurants was actually the sidewalks. When I was in Florence, I felt similarly to how I feel when I walk around in New York … Continue reading

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Roma: The Monarchy, Republic, and Empire

This past weekend I got the amazing opportunity to go to the city of Roma. During my 4 days there, I made an observation about the city design. To me, elevation signifies power. All of Romes amazing points and sights … Continue reading

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Let’s begin Placemakers!

Welcome Spring 2019 Class! Today it will be your first class of ESUS 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities  and we are very happy to welcome you in Perugia and to discover the Borgo Bello district and the … Continue reading

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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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