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La Notte Brava – Kim Hernandez

Friday was the Global Climate Strike, with demonstrations in an estimated 185 countries around the world all calling for action on climate change. If I were back at school in the US, there is no doubt in my mind that … Continue reading

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Party People!!

The readings were a discussion of Jane Jacobs’s perspectives on urban areas and placemaking by Anirban Adhya. Comments from Alan Berger were critical of her outside view, which was often seen as unprofessional, and also due to the fact that … Continue reading

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Positivity in Parks

After last weeks class of placemaking, I began to think about how children come into play in the act of placemaking and in cities in general. Being an elementary education major, I have been curious as to how I can … Continue reading

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Siena and the Three Elements of a Successful City

This past weekend, my roommates and I travelled to Siena. After last week’s class on the three elements of a successful city that Jane Jacobs highlighted, I wanted to analyze a new city with this criteria. Right off the bat … Continue reading

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The Importance of People on the Street – By Nicole Flohr

In her book The Life and Death of Great American Cities, Jane Jacobs outlines three necessary things to increase safety on streets: eyes on the street, a clear division of public and private space, and users on sidewalks fairly continuously. When … Continue reading

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Creative Placemaking in Art Practice

What do Jane Jacobs and I have in common? I think it’s the ecological perspective that strives to actively observe and understand relationships between people, places, and nature. We both emphasize a creative approach grounded in place and community. As … Continue reading

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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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