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The Common Sense of Placemaking – Olivia Papa

Something that I found really intriguing in this week’s reading was the emphasis on Jane Jacob’s ability to understand community development in a real-life, applicable approach by using “empirical observation” and “community intuition.” Though critics devalued her work because it … Continue reading

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Possibilities of Public Transportation – By Kristen Palardy

As the world’s population grows, the number of cities and the number of people in cities will  grow as well. This makes it even more important to consider the environmental impacts resulting from this; which can be lessened through sustainable … Continue reading

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Sustainable Urbanism – By Curtis Brown

Jane Jacob’s call for Sustainable Urban has always been interesting to me. In his writing, Anirban Adhya claims that sustainable urbanism is a “walkable and transit-served urbanism integrated with high-performance infrastructure” (219). While visiting European cities like Vienna, Florence, and … Continue reading

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Trams Transformation

Visiting Florence this past weekend I noticed how public transportation changes the way the flow of people move throughout the city and when we look closer at their positioning we can see the way public transportation is placed, in a … Continue reading

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Un borgo veramente bello

My observations of Corso Cavour and the surrounding areas were very enlightening. It is embarrassing to say, but I was not even aware there was another area of Perugia that was even comparable to Corso Vannucci. I was pleasantly surprised … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

Although I had been in the area before, visiting the archaeological  museum with my ceramics class, I didn’t explore the area like I did with our class. After the short time we had to explore, I can’t wait to return … Continue reading

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Getting through the lines

What’s the link between an article about urban renewal in Southwest Detroit and a novel by Italo Calvino named Invisible Cities? Placemaking, of course. While I was reading the article: “Why True Neighborhood Building Requires the Dedication of Few ‘Zealous … Continue reading

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People’s Place in Place Making – Makenzie Lundburg

I am continuously finding myself more and more fascinated by the neighborhoods in Perugia. Especially knowing the history, incorporating the five different gates and their surrounding areas and the way each distinct place defines itself, I feel the city is … Continue reading

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Impressions of Borgo Bello By Christina Rossetti

During our walkabout of the Borgo Bello neighborhood, I was surprised to find that I have unknowingly made my way down these same streets in weeks prior. In an attempt to familiarize ourselves with the city of Perugia, my roommates … Continue reading

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First Trip down Corso Cavour

Borgo Bello has a completely different atmosphere than the City Center. I was so excited after exploring Borgo Bello that I ended up taking my friends there all afternoon on Saturday. We stopped at the Vinyl Record Cafè, unsure of … Continue reading

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