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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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Piazza Novembre

Things have been busy the past week in the placemaking program. The last class-time was divided in two, with the first half focusing on Anirban Adhya’s chapter “Jane Jacobs and the Theory of Placemaking in Debates of Sustainable Urbanism”  from … Continue reading

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More than “a look at” Piazza IV Novembre

We did something really original last time we join Placemaking class, something I consider even “out of the box”. Working in pairs, we had to observe Piazza IV Novembre from different points of view and notice certain things in particular, … Continue reading

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Place-People Watching

Piazza Novembre is a main passage way to all parts of Perugia’s city center; so it is a perfect place to do observations. This area always has something going on at any time of day. The constant change of action … Continue reading

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An Exercise in People Watching by Talia Schaer

Something we engage in every day whether we recognize it or not, is people watching. We naturally observe who is around us, if we recognize them, do we like their clothes, and what they are doing. For an hour this … Continue reading

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What’s Happening in Piazza IV Novembre? by Lana Valente

Sometimes, I forget how fun people watching actually is. How often do you observe what other people do, and how they interact with their environment? I suppose depending on your occupation, the answer may vary. I can’t say that I … Continue reading

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