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Terrace Ideas

  A definition of placemaking that helps to define this project is to “take back the public realm to create memorable, beautiful, vibrant places where people want to gather and participate in the community”.  I think this definition really brings … Continue reading

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Terrace Reflection and Next Steps

Reflecting on the previous work of our peers from Umbra we spent a good portion of last class considering what we, as a group, believe are the pros, cons and next steps in terms of action in the terrace location. … Continue reading

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What to do about the terrace with a view

Last class we spent a better part of our time brainstorming about the future for the terrace, and coming up with possible solutions and additions to the previous classes plans. The previous class had really BIG and grandiose ideas including  a … Continue reading

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Terrace Ideas

During our class discussion, several ideas were proposed. I think to accomplish what we want this semester we should break up into smaller groups and focus on one area at a time. One group could focus on cleaning up the … Continue reading

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Terrace Ideas

Last class we split up into groups and brainstormed ideas for the terrace. The previous class had a great vision for the terrace, however I felt like it was a little unrealistic because there is only so much you can … Continue reading

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Realizing a Goal: How do we make the vision of the terrace a reality?

Thinking back on our discussions during class, the word that comes to mind is “importance.” By standard definition importance refers to “the state or fact of being of great significance or value,” and I see the mission of placemaking as … Continue reading

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Terrace Discussion

Our most recent class discussion triggered a number of thoughts about the potential improvements of the terrace. We went over some of the strengths, weaknesses and some possible solutions for a more user friendly space. The most evident strength of … Continue reading

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The importance of imagination

At this point we need to find concrete ideas to work on for the terrace. Last time, in class, we discussed a lot about that and we highlighted some points such as the importance of its safety, of lighting and the … Continue reading

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Thoughts on the Terrace

In class, we discussed our feelings and ideas about the terrace. For me, more seating seemed to be the most necessary arrangement to get people to come here casually in bigger numbers. Ideally, we would have nice seating, but to … Continue reading

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Streets verse Parks

Before reading the article I did not understand why parks were not considered as good as playing on the street, but now I do. I guess I  considered the idea that because parks are made for kids they are considered … Continue reading

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