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Safer with Children – By: Kristen Palardy

Something we have mentioned in class a lot is how children make the place. Whenever you see children around an area you assume it is a safe space with limitless opportunities. As we have mentioned this topic many times in … Continue reading

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Transportation In Paris

This past weekend I made my way to Paris (Brooke and I happened to go at the same time). I had to return to Perugia on my own since I travel with my friends from home and they did not … Continue reading

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City Feels

One thing that I have observed since being in Italy is that I have not really felt any culture shock, which I was warned about getting. I thought that I would get to these new cities and feel overwhelmed or … Continue reading

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Paris for the Weekend and Individuality in Cities

Paris was one of the cities that I was most excited to travel to when I first confirmed that I would be studying abroad.  And this weekend, I checked all of the typical “touristy” Parisian destinations off the list.  I … Continue reading

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My thoughts on the agricultural school

Agriculture has always been a huge interested of mine. After going vegan, I started researching all things related to agriculture, and I learned many disappointing things. Then, last semester I took a class called food, society and the environment. It … Continue reading

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American Playgrounds in Italy?

In placemaking, children have (arguably) the most important role. This is due to the fact that it  can be a slow and gradual process. The project that you involve the children in is a project that will likely be completed … Continue reading

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“Seedfolks” by Makenzie

On Friday, we visited the School of Agriculture and a local theater to meet a few important players in the community. We ended up meeting quite a few people, influential and passionate members of an intricate system of community betterment. … Continue reading

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Roll sleeves up By Tania Cerquiglini

David, Gianni, Mario, Nati. A professor who cultivates and grows a neighborhood, a kind retired builder who never stopped making something for himself and others, an elderly storyteller with the enthusiasm of a child whose theater runs his vein, a … Continue reading

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Let them be little

As was exemplified within the readings last week, the opinions of children are largely regarded in a much less serious manner than they ought to be. Children’s minds are usually not weighted down by the solemnity that typically accompanies adult … Continue reading

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Everybody Eats

Sitting down to write this week’s journal I was kind of stuck. I usually base it off of the readings, but we didn’t have any this week. I started looking through my reader and for some reason, something we talked … Continue reading

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