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Real Eyes Realize

When I thought of sidewalks I thought of the empty tan ones back in Charlotte, there wasn’t much going on there unless you were in uptown, but after reading the Jane Jacobs reading, my thoughts have changed. It wasn’t like … Continue reading

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Effect of “Eyes on the Street” by Morgan Nash

In Jane Jacob’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities she calls attention to various aspects of cities and its effects on the community. One of the key factors of a city is its use of walkways and … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs Uses of Sidewalks

During the last class we discussed the elements of Jane Jacobs’ excerpt “The uses of sidewalks: safety”, from her book THE DEATH AND LIFE OF GREAT AMERICAN CITIES. The chapter highlights the key aspects to having successful sidewalks, ranging from … 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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Reflection on last weeks class

Last week in class we discussed placemaking in further detail and about Jane Jacobs. The more I learn about placemaking, the more I can see all the benefits it has for communities. Certain characteristics make a place successful, such as … 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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Field Trip!

For our field trip, we spent the day interacting with the people, workstations, and landmarks that Borgo Bello and the Agriculture school had to offer. We briefly toured the area but were provided some of the rich history that made … Continue reading

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Agricultural School

This past Friday we visited our peers at the Agriculture School, part of the University of Perugia. They’re located in Borgo Bello, just across from the park. When we arrived we had a short tour of the grounds which included … Continue reading

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