Category Archives: Uncategorized

Childhood’s Gate

As part of growing up, children learn how to interact and play with each other on the playground. However, there comes a time when learning becomes more important and prevalent in youth, and less time is spent on the playground, … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

This City Vs. Mine

Something that I have struggled with a lot since coming here is the difference between Perugia and the cities at home that I’m used to. The biggest struggle has been the difference of transportation. At home, in the New Jersey/New … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Transportation In Paris

This past weekend I made my way to Paris (Brooke and I happened to go at the same time). I had to return to Perugia on my own since I travel with my friends from home and they did not … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Place-making, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

Urban Play – Curtis Brown

The freedom to play without supervision was something I hadn’t put much thought into until reading this article. I grew up in the suburbs of Portland Maine, with the iconic white picket fence (photo could sadly not be found). Ever … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Public Space – Curtis Brown

This week’s reading got me thinking about community spaces that I have encountered and what makes them successful. In my hometown, there are a few public spaces that are used and many that go unused. Congress Square Park was a … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sustainable Urbanism – By Curtis Brown

Jane Jacob’s call for Sustainable Urban has always been interesting to me. In his writing, Anirban Adhya claims that sustainable urbanism is a “walkable and transit-served urbanism integrated with high-performance infrastructure” (219). While visiting European cities like Vienna, Florence, and … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Class Journal, Place-making, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Effect of Digital Media on Our Communities by Olivia Papa

As a student of digital/video media, I’ve often been forced to confront how my chosen study will affect people’s lives through the rapid rise of technology. Oddly enough, I hadn’t given much thought to how that affects the environment in which … Continue reading

Posted in Class Journal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project, Place-making, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment