Tag Archives: Borgo Bello

Terrace Watch: Eyes on the Sides

I find myself studying the terrace very carefully for any sign of change. While last time there only seemed to be positive differences, today we noted some good, some bad.  Taking a Placemaking class has allowed me to thoroughly enjoy … Continue reading

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Terrace Watch by Lana Valente

Terrace Watch, as I’ve taken to calling it, was like a beautiful stakeout. I took an ethnography class my first year of college, and my experience during that semester helped me immensely this afternoon! I was able to record details … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Safe Streets by Lana Valente

We’ve only discussed Jane Jacobs for one single class period thus far, but I already admire her articulate voice and her strength in her field. We went over some topics in class that I felt were incredibly important in successful … Continue reading

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First Look at Placemaking in Borgo Bello by Lana Valente

Placemaking is defined as “a multi-faceted approach to the planning, design and management of public spaces.” Actually interacting with the community and taking part in city-wide placemaking, however, is in fact much more engaging and enjoyable than I initially realized. … 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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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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What to do about the terrace with a view

Last class we spent a better part of our time brainstorming about the future for the terrace, and coming up with possible solutions and additions to the previous classes plans. The previous class had really BIG and grandiose ideas including  a … Continue reading

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Importance of Sidewalks

I unfortunately was unable to attend Friday’s field trip to Borgo Bello due to prior travel engagements. So, instead I will talk more about Tuesday’s class in relation to the reading. When I first read the title of the reading, … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello Trip 2

During our second trip to Borgo Bello we visited our placemaking workshop tucked away at a University near San Pietro. The plans for our second trip were to repair some of the worn furniture on the terrace, and add a few … Continue reading

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Deeper in the Neighborhood

Last Friday we went to Borgo Bello in order to meet Professor David Grohmann. According to the original schedule we should have gone to the Agriculture Department for a little tour of the activities they do inside and then, once … Continue reading

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