Tag Archives: Spring 2016

Democratic Streets

Democratic Streets- By Derrick Newton As these articles made clear, street planning is very complex due to the many nuances that must be adhered to for the value of the street to be beneficial to all in the environment. It is … Continue reading

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Coming From The Streets

Coming From The Streets – By: Derrick Newton Few in this generation realize the impact that the streets have on the youth. Growth and development is shaped through the actions young people experience. The assigned readings really spoke to the importance … Continue reading

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Roseto: The El Dorado of Community Health

Though this week’s reading was entitled, The Roseto Mystery, what made this small immigrant town transplanted from the Appenine foothills to rural Pennsylvania was really no great secret. The drastic health differences in its population discovered by Doctor Stewart Wolf could be … Continue reading

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“Street Smarts” by Shameesha P.

The design of city streets play a vital role in child development, as exemplified in the reading. Children learn how to adapt to different environments, develop social and comprehension skills, and learn to work with each other. The streets allow … Continue reading

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Street Balance by Shameesha P.

Mark Francis’ reading, “The Making of Democratic Streets” served a great purpose in understanding the importance of city streets. He used the term “democratic streets” to explain the value of community. In his words, these streets “have meaning for people, … Continue reading

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Taking it to the Streets

This week’s readings demonstrated the importance of children in public spaces–namely streets– when attempting to make a space more livable and enjoyable. They highlighted the change that has occurred over the last few decades wherein streets have transformed from exciting networks … Continue reading

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Jane Jacobs and views on placemaking by Paris Parken

After getting through reading number four it is very clear that Jane Jacobs work is extremely criticized by many, seeing as though she had no education or training in urban planning. Despite her lack of education and specific experience in … Continue reading

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Placemaking: Both a Process and an Outcome

This week’s readings described the rise of sustainable urbanism and the ideology of placemaking as respectable, and quite recent, approaches to city planning. What I found so interesting about all of the commentary regarding the need for development to be … Continue reading

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Borgo Bello

Borgo Bello- Derrick Newton Jr. A community like one I have seen back in the states, Borgo Bello possessed many unique qualities that fascinated me. With its many storefronts and alleyways, Borgo Bello reminded me a lot of New London, … Continue reading

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Perusing Perugia: A Journey Through Borgo Bello by Mariah Noth

Despite recently discovering Corso Cavour on jaunts with a friend, I was shocked on our journey by how much more life teemed in the myriad alleys clinging to the main artery of the thoroughfare than I anticipated. Upon first glance, the … Continue reading

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