Tag Archives: Cities and streets

Jane Jacobs

In my freshman year of college, we read a few excerpts of Jane Jacobs The Death and Life of Great American Cities in my Public Policy class, and to be honest, it didn’t make a lasting impact on me, and I can’t … Continue reading

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The importance of imagination

At this point we need to find concrete ideas to work on for the terrace. Last time, in class, we discussed a lot about that and we highlighted some points such as the importance of its safety, of lighting and the … 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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About Borgo Bello

  Sadly, last tuesday I had the flu and I coudn’t join our first visit to Borgo bello with the class. Anyway, in the past three years, i had more than a change to enjoy this beautiful place. Once you go … Continue reading

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Go play in Traffic

It is a saying I heard quite often growing up. My mother would say it, and then my grandparents would say it, and even my aunts and uncles would say it.  I always wanted to be with the babies, or … Continue reading

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Taking it to the Streets

This week’s readings demonstrated the importance of children in public spaces–namely streets– when attempting to make a space more livable and enjoyable. They highlighted the change that has occurred over the last few decades wherein streets have transformed from exciting networks … Continue reading

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Cities and Streets by Suprima B.

In class, the main discussion was based on the idea of streets and sideways of a city, being reflections of the city itself. I agree with this notion. In order for a street to have some character, one needs to … Continue reading

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