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Reflection

4 months ago, I was sitting in the Umbra advising office trying to finalize my schedule, and I decided to choose a class called “Placemaking”. This was a concept I had never experienced nor heard of, and I figured this class would … Continue reading

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Community Meeting

Unfortunately I was not able to attend the meeting due to a nasty case of strep throat, but from what I have read it sounds like the community was more than willing to contribute ideas to the terrace. This in … Continue reading

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Community

The community meeting last Wednesday was not only fun, but informative for me. It was nice to see all of the people invested and interested in helping create the terrace into something even better than it is now. I also … Continue reading

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Community Meeting

  Last Wednesday our class got to meet the active community members of Borgo Bello. It was great to see people show up and care about the terrace. Everyone who showed up looked engaged and ready to take part in … Continue reading

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Town Meeting

Last Wednesday we had the privilege of hosting a meeting for the members of Borgo Bello who are interested in helping us with our plan for the terrace. The meeting had an interesting dynamic because most of us (myself included) do … Continue reading

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First Community Meeting

Last week we went to Borgo Bello to the puppet studio to meet with about 15 community members from Borgo Bello. It was nice to be introduced to some of them and at least see the faces of the people … Continue reading

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Community Meeting

This past Wednesday we met with some of the head people in the community to help us with the Terrace del Cortone. We put our suggestions for the terrace in a grid like visual to help conceptualize and display our … Continue reading

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Involving Children

We discussed more of Jane Jacobs’ work in class on Tuesday about children and their usage of parks. She really went into great detail about how dangerous parks are for children. She spoke of gangs, violence and in some cases … Continue reading

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Planning for the Terrace

The reading for last week really emphasized that as place makers nothing is fixed, and that the project is really at the mercy of the community, the commitment, officials, and the budget. Placemaking like life is a system it works … Continue reading

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Our Visions for the Terrace

This past week we had an important conversation about our specific visions for the Terrace moving forward. We brainstormed a list of things that are priority actions to accomplish during this semester. We took time to acknowledge that this list … Continue reading

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