Tag Archives: Journal 4

Plans for the Future

I am proud to be able to work with such a great community. From being able to visit a school and collaborate with children to having an upcoming meeting with locals. I think Borgo Bello works so hard to be … Continue reading

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Involving Children

Last weeks trip to Borgo XX Giugno Elementary School was extremely eye opening to me. I have not had a lot of experience with little kids, and to see their ideas and thoughts was incredible. Although these kids can’t even … Continue reading

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Involving Children

We discussed more of Jane Jacobs’ work in class on Tuesday about children and their usage of parks. She really went into great detail about how dangerous parks are for children. She spoke of gangs, violence and in some cases … Continue reading

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Planning for the Terrace

The reading for last week really emphasized that as place makers nothing is fixed, and that the project is really at the mercy of the community, the commitment, officials, and the budget. Placemaking like life is a system it works … Continue reading

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Our Visions for the Terrace

This past week we had an important conversation about our specific visions for the Terrace moving forward. We brainstormed a list of things that are priority actions to accomplish during this semester. We took time to acknowledge that this list … Continue reading

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Children in the Streets

Our class discussion preceding the elementary school posed a number of thoughts, ideas, and potential ways in which places for children (in cities) can be improved. We learned from Jacobs that children prefer the streets, though it’s not necessarily the … Continue reading

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Participatory Design: What Children Can Teach Us

Last class we discussed Jane Jacobs’ chapter on the influence of sidewalks and children. In short, her argument centered on the need for streets/sidewalks to serve as places to play and in doing so are not only vital to the … Continue reading

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Not a sidewalk, not a park but a Terrace!

Since the first discussion we made in class, one element has been depicted as one of the most important issues you have to take in consideration as a placemaker: the safety of the place. Of course, even common sense suggests … Continue reading

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Parks and the Kaki Project

Jane Jacob’s chapter on parks versus sidewalks has stuck with me since we discussed it in class. I agree with her, mostly, and I’m aware of the historical context now. But I still do not particularly like how harsh she … Continue reading

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Children in City Panning

I was very interested in how the community workshop was going to go. I was extremely surprised by the amount of people that came out to support the project. However, I was worried that the people that attended might not … Continue reading

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