Tag Archives: Fall 2016

Sidewalks vs. Playgrounds: Perugia and my neighborhood

Like in my first journal, I will be comparing the sidewalks and playgrounds of Perugia and my neighborhood in Cambridge, MA. It is interesting that the center of Perugia is mostly a walking city. There is little physical distinction between … Continue reading

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The Power of Placemaking

The process of place-making should be approached in an should be approached with the community in mind. A public space needs to meet the needs of the community because if the space does not meet the communities needs, it is … Continue reading

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Place-Making: A Relationship

Place-making is a relationship with the community. The key to having a good relationship is communication. You must be able to observe, listen, and ask questions, as said in the article “What is Place-making?”. You must focus on their needs, and your … Continue reading

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Finally Discovering Placemaking

There was a tangible moment during last week’s class when I realized how important Jane Jacobs really was, and how seminal her writings on the american city were to the urban planning and architecture community were. I also learned, between … Continue reading

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“Pluralistic Ignorance” in Genovese Murder

In Jane Jocob’s The Life and Death, she emphasizes an urban planning model based on empirical and humanistic observation, with pluralistic possibilities and use of creative placemaking. For this journal I will discuss the murder of Catherine Genovese in Queens, New … Continue reading

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Safe Cities by Abby S.

The town I grew up in is far from being a big city. With less than 30,000 people it is difficult to avoid people you know. Having lived in my small suburban town my entire life, I feel a strong … Continue reading

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Successful Placemaking in Borgo Bello by Riley B.

Following our time exploring the beautiful neighborhood of Borgo Bello, as well as the various installations of the C.A.R.O. Vicolo Project, I was extremely inspired by the success of these local projects. I was fascinated by the transformations of these … Continue reading

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Lynn’s Adventures by Lynn L.

Wandering around Perugia is one of my favorite past times, I have found out. I have gotten lost, at least three times, and I feel entirely safe while doing it. I have seen children playing calcio, in the squares, and … Continue reading

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Snoop-About by Haley Donathan

Like most other students, as I walked down the Sant’Ercolano steps on Tuesday into the beautiful neighborhood of Borgo Bello, I instantly noticed a change in the atmosphere. I had come into this area many times when I was walking … Continue reading

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Deterrents to Delinquency by Andrew L.

In, “The Death and Life of Great American Cities,” by Jane Jacobs we find a critique of the prejudices that many people of this world have in association to the concept of the cityscape. Jacobs begins her second chapter, “the … Continue reading

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