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Roma: The Monarchy, Republic, and Empire

This past weekend I got the amazing opportunity to go to the city of Roma. During my 4 days there, I made an observation about the city design. To me, elevation signifies power. All of Romes amazing points and sights … Continue reading

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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

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Borgo Bello to Barcelona

Before this course, I had never thought about the idea that places had to be created. I assumed they would either just become a popular spot, or not, over time. Typically, historical sites are seen as the main places in … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello and Via Dei Priori by Curtis Brown

The star-shaped city of Perugia has many different communities within them. The two central communities that I have interacted with in this city is the community in the area around the street Via Dei Priori and Borgo Bello. The Via … Continue reading

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The Intersection of Health and Placemaking – Brooke F.

As a public health major, I have always been most interested in understanding how environment and specific places impact health and community.  I think whenever you are creating an intervention or working to improve a social problem in a community, … Continue reading

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City on a Hill

After traveling to the beautiful city of Montepulciano, located in Tuscany on the boarder of Umbria, I wonder why so many cities are built on hills. After spending a short three week in Perugia I have noticed the trend of … Continue reading

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Historic Borgo Bello

Discovering Borgo Bello was an amazing time. I would not have known the neighborhood was there if our class didn’t explore it. It had never been mentioned to me by local Italians or any Umbra staff. The center of Perugia … Continue reading

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Application of Readings: Sutton, Massachusetts

For the past decade, I have lived within Sutton, Massachusetts: A small, rural town about fifteen minutes from larger cities like Worcester, and 30 minutes from Boston. Prior to residing here, my family lived in a more urban, city-like environment. … Continue reading

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A new point of view by Tania Cerquiglini

I’m a commuter. I’ve reached Perugia by train to go to university in the last three years. I’ve walked across his sidewalks for three years. At the same time, for three years, I saw a guy, from up Oberdan Street, … Continue reading

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A Barricade Turned Attraction

When we discussed what makes a good space on the first day of class we forgot to mention walls. Specifically, ones that were constructed in the second half of the 3rd century B.C. Perugia’s sidewalks are downright divergent from any … Continue reading

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