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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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Child’s Point of View

I grew up in rural North Dakota. Children had so much free space they didn’t know what to do with it. One of my top suggestions was always kickball. We had a field right next to our house that we … Continue reading

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Paris: City of Chairs

If there’s one thing Paris has in abundance (besides baguettes) it’s a slew of excellently planned public spaces. Places like Luxembourg Gardens, Tuileries Gardens, Notre Dame, and Champ du Mars are just a small few of the places in Paris … Continue reading

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Signs of Placemaking in Paris

This past weekend I visited Paris. While walking around I couldn’t help but notice signs of placemaking everywhere I looked. In the various gardens filled with beautiful statues and nature, there was also many fountains. There were movable seats around … Continue reading

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This time I’m going to write in italian, hoping it will be useful for those bloggers and users who can understand my native language! Dunque.. La mia seconda volta da osservatrice della Terrazza in via del Cortone è stata illuminante … Continue reading

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Make the Left

Like William H. Whyte states “A good plaza starts at the street corner.”. The street corner is the open door for any open space like Piazza Novembre IV, it is inviting and it allows a person to explore the next … Continue reading

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