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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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Art in Placemaking By Brooke F

Last week, visiting Via Della Viola was a really fun and interesting experience.  Other than walking through once when I first got here and was trying to get my bearings I was unfamiliar with this area of Perugia.  Looking at … Continue reading

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Sustainable Urbanism – By Curtis Brown

Jane Jacob’s call for Sustainable Urban has always been interesting to me. In his writing, Anirban Adhya claims that sustainable urbanism is a “walkable and transit-served urbanism integrated with high-performance infrastructure” (219). While visiting European cities like Vienna, Florence, and … Continue reading

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“Eyes on the Street” By Brooke F.

Learning about Jane Jacobs and her belief about “Eyes on the Street” and how crucial this concept is for creating a safe city was something I had not really thought about before and something that I found very interesting.  The … 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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