Tag Archives: Jane Jacobs

Elements of a successful “place”

My apologies in advance for what seems like an unorganized post, but coming up on the midterm, I have some thoughts–based off of the readings, discussions and interviews– about what might constitute the elements of a successful place. First and … 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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About Jane Jacobs and safe streets

Jane Jacobs… a woman pretty stranger to me. I’ve never heard about her writings, cause she’s not really known in Italy aside from a few group of experts who actually learn from her work, I guess. If you google her … Continue reading

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Safe Streets and Jane Jacobs by Talia Schaer

Before this week I had never heard of Jane Jacobs and never really gave much thought to the sidewalks around me. I would notice if they were well lit or if they were uneven, but never thought of them as … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and Safe Streets by Lana Valente

We’ve only discussed Jane Jacobs for one single class period thus far, but I already admire her articulate voice and her strength in her field. We went over some topics in class that I felt were incredibly important in successful … Continue reading

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