Tag Archives: Spring 2019

Everyone Poops

Nature is nature and we often cannot control when nature calls. In this time period most public spaces have some type of public restroom facility. Where I live in New Hampshire, like a lot of small NE towns, the only … 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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This City Vs. Mine

Something that I have struggled with a lot since coming here is the difference between Perugia and the cities at home that I’m used to. The biggest struggle has been the difference of transportation. At home, in the New Jersey/New … 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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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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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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Bethany Beach, DE by Brooke F

All of my best childhood memories are in Bethany Beach, Delaware.  Because my mom was a teacher, my mom, sister, and I were able to spend the summer uninterrupted on the beach.  As a child, the thing that I loved … Continue reading

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Public Spaces – Curtis Brown

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Making the Most of an Area – Olivia Papa

This week’s reading got me thinking about the importance of maximizing space while also incorporating attractive elements that invite people to the area. I think the most interesting piece of information was that although cities are perceived as overly crowded, … Continue reading

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