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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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Observable Social Patterns in Amsterdam

This past weekend I visited Amsterdam, Netherlands. One area I spent a majority of the time there was De Dam square, in the heart of the city. This area is an old, run-of-the-mill European city square. Surrounded on all sides … Continue reading

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Children play in the streets

One of the first things William H. Whyte studied and talks about in our reading is where children play. He talks about how most playgrounds are not crowded. Why is this? Because, contrary to the common misconception that children only … Continue reading

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The View From Up Here

Borgo Bello has become quite an interesting place. Even though I only ever visit the two areas I know, the illuminated paintings on Via del Deposito and the Salotto con Vista, I find myself walking there every weekend. Recently I … Continue reading

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Collaboration of City Professionals and the Locals by Morgan Nash

With so many philosophies and theories on city planning, it can be hard to determine the best method for creating a great city. Anirban Adhya analyzed the work of Jane Jacobs in Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in … Continue reading

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Where Idealism Meets Action

This past Sunday my classmates and I participated in one of the the most important aspects of placemaking: work. So often in many of the planning circles I’ve been involved in, it is too often the case that we never … Continue reading

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