Tag Archives: Community

Quiet Amidst the Din: Salotto con Vista

My first impression upon walking to the Salotto con Vista, was how peaceful the little terrace felt. I had just walked there from my last class further up in Borgo Bello, and the streets of the city were full of … Continue reading

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Where Idealism Meets Action

This past Sunday my classmates and I participated in one of the the most important aspects of placemaking: work. So often in many of the planning circles I’ve been involved in, it is too often the case that we never … Continue reading

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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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Sunday Clean Up

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to engage with some of the “zealous nuts” of the Borgo Bello community. There was a great turnout at the clean up, and we didn’t just clean. We listened to music, danced and ate some … Continue reading

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The Symposium

Last Wednesday we had our first briefing with the community at the Teatro di Figura. We were so excited to present the ideas we came up with during past classes and, more important, we wanted to see what the community … Continue reading

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Not a sidewalk, not a park but a Terrace!

Since the first discussion we made in class, one element has been depicted as one of the most important issues you have to take in consideration as a placemaker: the safety of the place. Of course, even common sense suggests … 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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Roseto: The El Dorado of Community Health

Though this week’s reading was entitled, The Roseto Mystery, what made this small immigrant town transplanted from the Appenine foothills to rural Pennsylvania was really no great secret. The drastic health differences in its population discovered by Doctor Stewart Wolf could be … Continue reading

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Community Involvement by Jimmy R

I thought seeing the first meeting involving the community last week was a great experience. It was awesome to see how many people came and that they were all involved in the meeting, by making their opinions known vocally or … Continue reading

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My Comfort Zone – Jimmy R

There’s so many things that go into what makes one feel safe in their city… the streets, the people, the schools, how everything interacts. Being in Perugia this past month, including my walks through Borgo Bello has made me think … Continue reading

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