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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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The Modern Conditions That Limit Children – Olivia Papa

Something that stood out to me in the article was the paragraph about Paul Goodman predicting, in 1962, the future conditions which would limit children from becoming familiar with their community. In an earlier journal entry, I discussed the current … Continue reading

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Children in the Streets

Our class discussion preceding the elementary school posed a number of thoughts, ideas, and potential ways in which places for children (in cities) can be improved. We learned from Jacobs that children prefer the streets, though it’s not necessarily the … Continue reading

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The Pumpkin Happening

Thanks to Stefanie and Rachel from The Umbra Institute “Urban Spaces” class, today the pupils of the fifth grade of XX Giugno Elementary School in Borgo Bello, know more about pumpkins and Halloween tradition! Toghether with Prof. David Grohmann from the … Continue reading

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