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Creative Placemaking in Art Practice

What do Jane Jacobs and I have in common? I think it’s the ecological perspective that strives to actively observe and understand relationships between people, places, and nature. We both emphasize a creative approach grounded in place and community. As … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Public Social Control

In Chapter 2 of Jane Jacobs’ book, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities”, Jacobs describes the ways in which the safety of certain neighborhoods can be determined by the usage of sidewalks or streets. She discusses how certain … Continue reading

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Walking Observations: Kids and Coop Catalogs

When walking through my college campus, running at the track near my house, or shopping at the local grocery store, I get excited when I see people I know. These chance encounters help me remember that I am part of … Continue reading

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A new beginning … in Borgo Sant’Angelo

Welcome Fall 2019 Class! Today it will be your first class of ENV/FSST/SOC 310: Placemaking: Creating Sustainable Urban Spaces and Communities  and we are very happy to welcome you in Perugia and to discover the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project and our new … Continue reading

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Everyone Poops

Nature is nature and we often cannot control when nature calls. In this time period most public spaces have some type of public restroom facility. Where I live in New Hampshire, like a lot of small NE towns, the only … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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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

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