Category Archives: 2011 Summer Course

The Way Ahead

Our last day at Riva San Vitale was also an early morning for us all, since we had all been working on our final presentations the night before. As the church bells sounded, it was a sunny morning, which made … Continue reading

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The Sun Comes Out for Walkability…

So after a few days of rain, cold, and wet weather, the sun and perfect summer weather came out just in time for the end of our program.  It was also right in time for our “Walkability” Tool Presentations. As … Continue reading

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Singing in the Rain…

Actually measuring walkability in the rain would be a more fitting title for the today’s activities.  With only a few days left in our studies here in Riva San Vitale, we are still studying hard, learning about transportation, and braving … Continue reading

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Travel Lessons

Today marks our second to last day of class here at CESA. Looking back at the past three and a half weeks, we’ve learned a lot, not just in the classroom but also out and about in our travels. Here … Continue reading

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Biking = Higher Quality of Life?

When visiting cities in Ticino, Bern, Zurich, and Freiburg, many lectures from architects, city planners, urban developers, and transport directors focused on sustainability and the ‘high quality of life’ in their respective city. In fact, the term ‘quality of life’ … Continue reading

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One Last Adventure

After two and a half busy days in Freiburg, Germany it was time for our group to disperse for the weekend. Some students were off to explore Barcelona and Venice, others went to Interlaken to enjoy the mountains, while I … Continue reading

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Exploring Southern Germany

Today marked the end of our group travels in Freiburg and the beginning of our last free weekend. We woke up at the Hotel Sonne and enjoyed a meal bed-and-breakfast style. After gathering our things we took a local tram … Continue reading

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