Tag Archives: Fall 2019

People Watching in the Piazza

This week I sat in Piazza IV Novembre and observed the crowds of people circulating through the city’s center. Keeping Jane Jacobs’ writings in mind, I noted how people tended to avoid the most open areas of the piazza. The … Continue reading

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Parco Sant’Angelo Clean Up

This past weekend we participated in the clean up at Parco Sant’Angelo. Our class worked together with some community members to remove trash and dangerous items from the area. While it was not a huge crowd, the people who attended … Continue reading

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A Playground Transported

This week we read about the importance of children in urban space planning. Children benefit greatly from community engagement and having their voices heard. Children are also the most impacted when city communities are lacking. In this age, kids are … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air

There is something to be said about the effect a child has on not only their loved ones but their community. How their lust for life and sparking creativity is contagious. I think it is safe to say that when … Continue reading

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Where are the children?

A common trend we have seen through this course so far is how to develop spaces for all kinds of people. We have met with farmers, activists, city officials and local residences to address what should be done with the … Continue reading

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Give the Children What They Want – Kim Hernandez

This week’s assigned readings recall memories from my own childhood. I think about how the children interviewed for the proactive process would now be my age or even my older brother’s age. I suppose that not much has changed: children … Continue reading

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What About the Kids?

Last Thursday night, our placemaking class held a workshop regarding the revamping of Parco Sant’Angelo, where community members could drop in and share their opinions of the park and what needs to be improved. One of the activities we participated … Continue reading

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Perfect Parks

Throughout this semester, I’ve been thinking about an article I read in my human geography class last year called Between places and flows: towards a new agenda for neighbourhood research in an age of mobility (Van Kempfen & Wissink) that … Continue reading

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My Vision for our Project and the Park – By Nicole Flohr

Friday was the first of our official community workshops. After the great turnout at the informal park clean-up and community potluck, I was a little disappointed by how few people came. However, I think the people that did come were … Continue reading

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Comparing Spaces

I could not find my place-making map, so this is my rough sketch! On Wednesday, October 9th around 3 o’clock, I sat in Piazza IV Novembre and observed the activity of the shops and the people to see how it … Continue reading

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