Tag Archives: Journal 3

Parco Sant’Angelo Clean Up

This past weekend we participated in the clean up at Parco Sant’Angelo. Our class worked together with some community members to remove trash and dangerous items from the area. While it was not a huge crowd, the people who attended … Continue reading

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Where Podcasting and Placemaking Intersect – Kim Hernandez

Just this morning, I was listening to my favorite design-focused podcast, 99% Invisible, hosted by renowned journalist, Roman Mars. Today’s episode was on the concept of informal urbanism, and I immediately shared it with JP because the process itself relates to what … Continue reading

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Numb

By: J.P. Dionne This past Sunday morning, all of us Placemakers gathered to do a park clean up. It was my first time volunteering in Perugia so it felt good to finally give back to a community that I now … Continue reading

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Keep it Clean and Green

Last weekend, the placemaking class and community members participated in a cleanup and potluck at Parco Sant’Angelo. At the end of the cleanup, there was a sort of workshop, exploring the people’s ideas in what this park looked like to … Continue reading

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The shadow cigarette butts and cappuccino stirrers cast

After living in Perugia for about a month I find there are very few moments I have to myself. That is because it can be quite difficult to be as independent as I would be back at home. I think … Continue reading

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Placemaking or Relationship-making?

The book The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William W. Whyte, includes research that discusses alternative ideas to creating effective space in urban environments. Throughout their investigations, researchers found that the life of a street typically dictates how … Continue reading

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Contemplating Cigarettes

Usually I don’t appreciate smoking, but I have to contribute my placemaking insights to the cigarette butts of Sant’Angelo park. While picking up the squashed, burnt paper wrappings, my mind wandered. I thought about how the presence of cigarettes meant … Continue reading

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Participation and Action – By Nicole Flohr

Anirban Adhya explains Placemaking as a three-step process of confirmation, interrogation, and action framing. The first two steps are about dialogue and the last step is about decision-making. He compares the process to the query-analysis-application theory posited by other scholars. … Continue reading

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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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