Annotated Bibliography 7, 8, 9, and 10 (Accommodation, Sustainability, and Art)

Wheatley, Thomas. “Vandals and Taggers, Beware.” Creative Loafing. 5 May 2011. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. <http://clatl.com/atlanta/atlantas-graffiti-task-force-begins-investigating-removing-vandalism/Content?oid=3161169>. The article already sets a a narrow perspective of the Atlanta citizens’ perspective on the growing street art. Looking at my other piece on the street art of Atlanta, you can see another perspective on the graffiti ‘problem’ in Atlanta. However, the article also talks about the other side of graffiti and how they intend not to stifle the creative process as well as differentiate street art from vandalism. The article also speaks about how the local artists of Atlanta think that more commissioned murals would help curb the vandalism problem plaguing Atlanta’s walls. The article talks about how the Atlanta Police Department and how they set up a new task force to crack down on the removal and prosecution of street artists. While talking to the authorities implementing the task force, the article also includes the viewpoint that the street artists have on this new task force and what the repercussions could be in instilling a punishment to the ‘artists “Feds Outline Concerns over Atlanta Streetcar in Stern Letter.” AJC.com: Atlanta News, Sports, Atlanta Weather, Business News. 29 Sept. 2015. Web. 25 Apr. 2016. <http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local-govt-politics/feds-outline-concerns-over-atlanta-streetcar-in-st/nnq4g/>. In the article, the Feds have expressed a warning to both the mayor and MARTA chief over the safety and management concerns over the function of the Atlanta Streetcar. In the letter, the Feds worry over the lack of preparation, lack of proper maintenance, underdeveloped operating systems, and safety report issues. All these issues seem to be met with passivity from Atlanta and Marta by saying that...

Public Spaces: Atlanta’s Struggle with Accommodation and Integration

When walking through the streets and other public spaces in Atlanta, you wouldn’t think twice about the acceptance and accommodation you have as a member of the ‘general’ public where all the public spaces are designed with you in mind. But what happens to the groups of people who look through the same spaces and see a clear lack of representation and compassion to have the same opportunities? Do they have to view this act as a deliberate move to push them out of the same society or see it as the society blatantly turning a blind eye to their different needs? When addressing Atlanta’s public space, we also have to understand the society’s need to integrate and assimilate the tangential groups into the general masses. The issues brought up within these groups are not about their change of identity but the acceptance of their different identity into the norm of the culture. This normative change would ultimately result in the accommodation into the public space. Regardless of the intention, we as the public have to delve into Atlanta’s public spaces and see why there is this lack of accommodation as well as think pragmatically to come to a clear revision of the public spaces in Atlanta. We see the people who are targeted against in Atlanta’s public spaces are the one’s who are vastly different from the general population. For example, we see Atlanta not accommodating to the Disabled, Transgender, or Homeless by creating a built environment that goes against their own opportunity to enjoy the public space. Schindler talks about this type of exclusion in her article...

Built Environment Description: Delta

This siteI chose was Delta. This site targets most groups like families who are seen on the images on the website where they are most likely taking family vacations. They also target to business people who are frequent fliers and the site also even targets them by creating deals and cards set up for those types of people. This universal attraction of all groups is shown through the website by its extreme simplicity and easy maneuverability. The site has no obstacles and if anything has tabs to bypass any obstacles that might stand with having too much information on a site. The color scheme of the website also stands true for all the pages and links on Delta which is red, blue, and white. With everything following this color pattern. it makes everything look cohesive and well put together. The obvious use of the American flag colors also makes me feel like the company has a deep root in the US. This patriotic theme also makes me feel at peace and safe with their information and company as a whole. The tabs on the home page lead you to different pages along the site and all of them are tailored to the specific item you are searching for. And though the site seems to have a plethora of information, it is all well put together in different links so that card information won’t be muddled with information on the Delta charity. This distinguished labeling helps the audience maneuver the website and therefore makes it more approachable to other people who may be experiencing the site for the first...
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