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Ordinary People Doing Wonderful Things

A few weeks ago we had our flash mob. It was a disgusting day but our flashmob was very fun. At first, I felt silly wearing green overalls in the middle of the city and banging two pieces of bamboo … Continue reading

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REACH for the Light at the end of the Tunnel

For my midterm I wrote about a program back at home called REACH. It is a program that allowed kids in high school to hang out with kids younger than them. It gave the opportunity to for the older kids … 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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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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People Watching

My roommate and I got our usual gelato and headed for the steps. It was Monday night and the air had a nip to it. As we approached the steps I noticed that it was very quiet, maybe because to … Continue reading

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People Watching and the Fountain – By Nicole Flohr

I completed the people watching activity a little after 6:00 pm on Friday October 4th. As many people leisurely do, I sat on the steps and watched the fountain and the people around it. Within the five minutes I was … Continue reading

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The shadow cigarette butts and cappuccino stirrers cast

After living in Perugia for about a month I find there are very few moments I have to myself. That is because it can be quite difficult to be as independent as I would be back at home. I think … Continue reading

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Contemplating Cigarettes

Usually I don’t appreciate smoking, but I have to contribute my placemaking insights to the cigarette butts of Sant’Angelo park. While picking up the squashed, burnt paper wrappings, my mind wandered. I thought about how the presence of cigarettes meant … Continue reading

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Participation and Action – By Nicole Flohr

Anirban Adhya explains Placemaking as a three-step process of confirmation, interrogation, and action framing. The first two steps are about dialogue and the last step is about decision-making. He compares the process to the query-analysis-application theory posited by other scholars. … Continue reading

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Party People!!

The readings were a discussion of Jane Jacobs’s perspectives on urban areas and placemaking by Anirban Adhya. Comments from Alan Berger were critical of her outside view, which was often seen as unprofessional, and also due to the fact that … Continue reading

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