• The Lawn on D, a public space for Bostonians to relax and come together as a community.  Source: Flickr/Lorianne DiSabato

    The Lawn on D, a public space for Bostonians to relax and come together as a community. Source: Flickr/Lorianne DiSabato

  • The Colosseum still stands today, grand symbol of the Roman empire’s might—but also an ancient public space that once provided entertainment to the Roman people.  Source: Dale Harvey

    The Colosseum still stands today, grand symbol of the Roman empire’s might—but also an ancient public space that once provided entertainment to the Roman people. Source: Dale Harvey

A Curious Connection: Placemaking and…Ancient Rome?

By CivicMoxie Spring Intern Sydney Throop Picture yourself front and center in a huge stadium, surrounded by thousands of your fellow city-dwellers. All of a sudden, a chariot races ferociously across your view and you spot your favorite chariot-driver in the lead. You jump to…

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