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Public Spaces – Curtis Brown

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Making the Most of an Area – Olivia Papa

This week’s reading got me thinking about the importance of maximizing space while also incorporating attractive elements that invite people to the area. I think the most interesting piece of information was that although cities are perceived as overly crowded, … Continue reading

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Sunny Spaces Make the Best Places – By: Kristen Palardy

Most true places are made due to the natural force conditions surrounding it, sometimes without the creator even realizing. In “The Social Life of Small Urban Places,” William Whyte discusses how places cannot be formed without the sun, wind, and … Continue reading

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Sidewalks in Florence, Placemaking

One thing that caught my interest in Firenze besides all of the tourist attractions, shops, and restaurants was actually the sidewalks. When I was in Florence, I felt similarly to how I feel when I walk around in New York … Continue reading

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Snackbars

Growing up I played a lot of sports and went to a lot of sports games, where the eating the game food was just as important as watching or playing the game. Kiosks and snack bars were an integral part … Continue reading

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Into the public space by Tania Cerquiglini

I’ve always been impressed by the buildings, the streets, the hidden nooks of a place. I’ve always felt the normal flow of people around me but I’ve never been part of it until today. It was another monday morning in … Continue reading

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Puzzle Pieces in Placemaking – Makenzie Lunburg

This weekend, I was able to spend more time using and observing the Terrace space in Borgo Bello. It was a very different feel as far as involvement than I felt during the classes. It was really wonderful to see … Continue reading

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Qualitative vs. Quantitative Dimensions of the Terrace: by Amy Mullowney

“Now we come to the key space for a plaza. It is not on the plaza. It is the street” (Whyte 53). I think it’s safe to say that Jane Jacobs would agree. Once again, we conclude that the terrace’s … Continue reading

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Mutual Learning, Cultural Change, Participation, Action.

The first bullet point in the definition of participation from Ray Lorenzo’s “A Participation Cook Book,” is “knowing clearly the ‘rules of the game.’” The rules of any game are usually confusing at first. The time it takes for a … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello Clean-up Day

It is suffice to say that this weekend was a learning experience for me. I found out not only that I could sand, stain, and assist in the building of outdoor furniture, but also that I should probably layer up … Continue reading

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