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A Playground Transported

This week we read about the importance of children in urban space planning. Children benefit greatly from community engagement and having their voices heard. Children are also the most impacted when city communities are lacking. In this age, kids are … Continue reading

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A Breath of Fresh Air

There is something to be said about the effect a child has on not only their loved ones but their community. How their lust for life and sparking creativity is contagious. I think it is safe to say that when … Continue reading

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What is More Dangerous? The Sidewalk or the Internet?

The only way a child can truly understand limits is if they find them out for themself. If a child is taught too young that everything is limited, that they can’t raise their voice here, or no running there, or … Continue reading

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Where are the children?

A common trend we have seen through this course so far is how to develop spaces for all kinds of people. We have met with farmers, activists, city officials and local residences to address what should be done with the … Continue reading

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Give the Children What They Want – Kim Hernandez

This week’s assigned readings recall memories from my own childhood. I think about how the children interviewed for the proactive process would now be my age or even my older brother’s age. I suppose that not much has changed: children … Continue reading

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What About the Kids?

Last Thursday night, our placemaking class held a workshop regarding the revamping of Parco Sant’Angelo, where community members could drop in and share their opinions of the park and what needs to be improved. One of the activities we participated … Continue reading

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Perfect Parks

Throughout this semester, I’ve been thinking about an article I read in my human geography class last year called Between places and flows: towards a new agenda for neighbourhood research in an age of mobility (Van Kempfen & Wissink) that … Continue reading

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My Vision for our Project and the Park – By Nicole Flohr

Friday was the first of our official community workshops. After the great turnout at the informal park clean-up and community potluck, I was a little disappointed by how few people came. However, I think the people that did come were … Continue reading

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Seating is Important

Over my spring break this semester I sat in a lot of parks. I went to three different cities, I looked at gardens, parks, courtyards and anywhere else that was made up of a huge space with lost of people. … Continue reading

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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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