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Green Spaces and the Mind

After touring the agricultural facilities at the university here in Perugia, I thought about some of the similarities and differences between the College of Agriculture at Penn State University. The first observation I made was the difference in size. Simply … Continue reading

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Participatory Memory

One of the most critical processes used in Placemaking is participatory planning. It involves using the knowledge and participation of the local community in the planning process of new spaces. Recently I have been discussing elementary education, specifically focusing around … Continue reading

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Drastic Impact of a Cul-de-sac – By: Kristen Palardy

This reading has showed how necessary children are in the creation of a successful place. If a place is deemed safe and entertaining enough for children, then parents, siblings, grandparents, babysitters and their friends will also be drawn to the … Continue reading

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Urban Play – Curtis Brown

The freedom to play without supervision was something I hadn’t put much thought into until reading this article. I grew up in the suburbs of Portland Maine, with the iconic white picket fence (photo could sadly not be found). Ever … Continue reading

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The Modern Conditions That Limit Children – Olivia Papa

Something that stood out to me in the article was the paragraph about Paul Goodman predicting, in 1962, the future conditions which would limit children from becoming familiar with their community. In an earlier journal entry, I discussed the current … Continue reading

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A new “Cortone” by Tania Cerquiglini

While I was reading “Children and City Design” by Mark Francis and Ray Lorenzo, my attention was focused on the importance of accessibility as one of the requirements for better city places. In particular I’ve been impresssed by the Dutch … Continue reading

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Food, Simple.

  As I began to think about places that I found successful, I always find myself drawn back to Austin because, in my opinion, Austin is a city full of effective and wonderful public spaces. The biggest thing that Austin … Continue reading

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Everyone’s a Kid at Mardi Gras by Amy Mullowney

Adults are unaware of the importance of play. We don’t value it, and don’t see it as an important part of learning. – “Go Play in the Streets” While Corso Vannucci is not the main spot for children to gather … Continue reading

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What Makes a Place a Place? By: Shelby Goode

What makes a place a place? After a few weeks in our Placemaking class I could name a few aspects that makes a place desirable. The people, businesses, seating, location, convenience, aesthetic, and accessibility are just some of the considerations … Continue reading

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Applications of William White in Perugia, Italy

William White began the Street Life Project in 1971; the purpose was to research the social interactions which transpire in public spaces, and publish these findings within a comprehensive text. The project quickly grew however, and studies were conducted within … Continue reading

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