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Park Clean-Up

This past Sunday was the first workshop/activity that the class participated in with members of the community. We met at 10am, split up into pairs and tackled different parts of the park. With the various levels of the park, my … Continue reading

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Party People!!

The readings were a discussion of Jane Jacobs’s perspectives on urban areas and placemaking by Anirban Adhya. Comments from Alan Berger were critical of her outside view, which was often seen as unprofessional, and also due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Snoop About in San’ Angelo

Last week we explored in the Sant’ Angelo neighborhood. We looked at examples of shared community spaces in the area and found a collection of different types of gathering places. We looked at the Ex Lavatoi Pubblici, a small walled-in … 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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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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Paris for the Weekend and Individuality in Cities

Paris was one of the cities that I was most excited to travel to when I first confirmed that I would be studying abroad.  And this weekend, I checked all of the typical “touristy” Parisian destinations off the list.  I … 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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Bethany Beach, DE by Brooke F

All of my best childhood memories are in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  Because my mom was a teacher, my mom, sister, and I were able to spend the summer uninterrupted on the beach.  As a child, the thing that I loved … Continue reading

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Public Spaces – Curtis Brown

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Making the Most of an Area – Olivia Papa

This week’s reading got me thinking about the importance of maximizing space while also incorporating attractive elements that invite people to the area. I think the most interesting piece of information was that although cities are perceived as overly crowded, … Continue reading

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