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  • 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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Boston’s First Parklets: Applying the Lessons outlined in “Places in the Making”

Boston’s First Parklets: Applying the Lessons outlined in “Places in the Making”

An article in the Sunday Boston Globe 11/17/13, “Parklets a work in progress after an underwhelming debut,” discusses the first two parklets in Boston (in Mission Hill and in Hyde Square in Jamaica  Plain) and describes their “uninspiring inaugural season.” Installed earlier this year, the…

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