Tag Archives: Community engagement

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

Posted in Class Journal, Place-making | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

The Common Sense of Placemaking – Olivia Papa

Something that I found really intriguing in this week’s reading was the emphasis on Jane Jacob’s ability to understand community development in a real-life, applicable approach by using “empirical observation” and “community intuition.” Though critics devalued her work because it … Continue reading

Posted in Class Journal | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Effect of Digital Media on Our Communities by Olivia Papa

As a student of digital/video media, I’ve often been forced to confront how my chosen study will affect people’s lives through the rapid rise of technology. Oddly enough, I hadn’t given much thought to how that affects the environment in which … Continue reading

Posted in Class Journal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Community Plans for Action

This past Wednesday we attended the community meeting that proposed a “Plan of Action” for the terrace, with the main objective of creating obtainable goals for the terrace in the upcoming months as well as having an idea for possible … Continue reading

Posted in Class Journal, In the neighborhood | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Class Journal, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

What it Means to Build a Community in Italy

The Umbra Institute follows with interest Spring 2016 Urban Spaces’ students efforts to improve Borgo Bello public spaces and community bonds. Read more about how Urban Spaces students are currently dedicating their time to better understand the community … here … Continue reading

Posted in C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project, Place-making, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Lost and Confused for a Good Reason by Rachel T.

In class we performed an activity which would voice our opinions on what we believed would be the best for the terrace. On sticky notes we each wrote down what we thought the terrace should be, and express what feelings … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Brainstorming begins by Suprima Bhele

So far, we had seen the site, went around the area, and discussed about what a participatory placemaking is. The next step was to implement our learning into further action and that was to achieve a collective vision for the future. Hence with … Continue reading

Posted in Class Journal | Tagged , | Leave a comment

My first walk around Borgo Bello by Viviana L.

This is a trial post. The students of ESUS 310 Urban Spaces: Rebuilding Community in Perugia will keep a blog-journal focusing on assigned reflections about themes discussed in class, presented in the readings, and as related to the student’s field … Continue reading

Posted in Class Journal | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment