Extra Credit Built Environment Analysis

Relaxation and stress in atlanta based on the built environment. Encounters with nearby nature help alleviate mental fatigue by relaxing and restoring the mind. Within built environments parks and green spaces are settings for cognitive respite, as they encourage social interaction and de-stressing through exercise or conversation, and provide calming settings. Having quality landscaping and vegetation in and around the places where people work and study is a good investment. Both visual access and being within green space helps to restore the mind’s ability to focus. This can improve job and school performance, and help alleviate mental stress and illness. Our environment can have both negative and positive subconscious effects. A look at an object that even remotely resembles a snake, for instance, may initiate an instantaneous fear response. Similarly, the presence of plants subconsciously and beneficially impact how the brain responds even when we do not focus attention on such surroundings. In today’s lifestyles and work, we must focus our attention on critical information or tasks. Maintaining that focus by screening out distractions overloads our capacity for conscious attention. Yet, exposure to settings that are visually interesting (“high fascination”) have been found to aid directed attention recovery. Comparing memory retention in people viewing low versus high fascination scenes in built and natural environments, respectively, people viewing natural environments performed significantly better. So, in the case of offices and schools, where one must focus on tasks, the addition of natural features could significantly improve attention and content retention rates. Learning, like tasks at work, requires focused, direct attention and high-level cognitive functioning. When plants were added to a college computer lab, the study participants were more...

Revisions

what you’ve revised, based on this list and possibly other considerations, and how you revised it. Why did you make the particular changes you did? * I made revisions on my posts because I want my reader to keep reading and want to learn more about the subject. Also because I want to get a good grade. Sometimes Ive changed my subject because I get the subject was too complicated to...

Universities in the city: The right life

San Francisco, Atlanta, Houston, and Detroit are each home to more than 300,000 college students, while San Diego, Riverside, Phoenix, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Seattle, and Baltimore all host more than 200,000 collegians. The built environment of a university in the city isn’t negative at all. Schools in the city provide better opportunities, which mean better jobs after you graduate. People assume the city is unsafe which means you receive a bad education and won’t succeed in the world but its actually the opposite. The city there are many things going on. Students are thriving in school, furthering their education. People believe students can’t do this because of many distractions in the city. What they don’t know is students learn more, meet new people, and amazing job opportunities. Several advantages exist to attending a college in the city. One of the major advantages is that you will have ready access to public transportation if you live off of campus so that you can get to and from school without needing to own your own car. You can also get to and from work in a shorter amount of time if you work in the city. Atlanta is a national leader in attracting college educated 25-34 year olds, according to the Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce. If cultural arts is important to you, you can attend several cultural events living in a metropolitan area because this is typically where events are held. Many employers that offer internships will offer their opportunities in the city, which means that more of these opportunities will be available to you if you want hands on experience before you graduate. In the city of...

Annotated Bibliography 1-10

Evans, Jocelyn J., and Kyrsten B. York. “How the Mall Means: An Analysis of the National Mall as a Cohesively Built Environment.” Perspectives on Political Science3 (2013): 117-130. Print. When the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial was built, which took place on August 28, 2011, was also the same day of the forty eighth anniversary of the March on Washington of 1963. The Memorial in Atlanta, Georgia, gives information on Martin’s leadership through his letters, speeches, and writings, even sculptures on display there. It shows his struggle as an African American man fighting for what he believed was right. His statue also shows this role in African Americans civil rights. According to the National Parks Service, “the site expresses through solid granite the cementation of MLK’s leadership “in the tapestry of the American experience. Its also known to be an expression of love and tolerance. In Atlanta and mostly likely everywhere, MLK is a symbol and is recognized worldwide of the journey he went through to fight for civil rights for people everywhere.     “The First Lincoln Memorial – Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park (U.S. National Park Service).” National Park Service. N.p., n.d. Web. 5 Feb. 2016. Built where many believe the Lincoln cabin originally stood, the Memorial Building at Abraham Lincoln Birthplace National Historical Park was constructed between 1909 and 1911 in an effort by the Lincoln Farm Association to commemorate the life and accomplishments of the sixteenth President of the United States and to protect his “birth cabin.” The Pope’s design of the building included many symbols related to Abraham Lincoln, including fifty-six steps leading up to the building to represent the fifty-six years...

Built Environment Analysis Peer Review

I need a review with Kimberly. Here’s her post i evaluated http://sites.gsu.edu/koglesby6/built-environment-analysis/part-i-jackson-street-bridge-and-the-freedom-parkway/ . I told her get a little personal with it , like add her personal experience with it. And with mine she told me to prove where the stats came from, Show the negative effects of going to a school in the city, grammar, and change my last sentence of my intro into my first....
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