Built Environment Analysis

Race Impacting the Space             Since slavery in America started, racism was always present in our society. Black people were forced to migrate to America and be treated like they were nothing but animals. They were treated poorly by White people for many years but in the late 1800s, things started to take a turn for them. As slavery ended, in the late 1800s, another form of it would take its place: Jim Crow Laws. These laws made sure that whites and blacks were always separated into their own communities. However, as the years went on and more blacks, and many other races, were trying to integrate, things would begin to change for these segregated communities. In our society today, the city of Atlanta and the Atlanta metro region are known for its diversity. Many people from different states and countries have come to Atlanta and now call it home. Diversity is a real plus for Atlanta and the Atlanta metro region but there still are certain areas of just mainly one race. This can be seen in the Atlanta metro region (ex. Cobb County) where there still seems to be a divide from the communities not just because of race, but for housing placement and education as well. In the 1950s and 1960s, suburbs were beginning to emerge and become more popular. So for Atlanta and the Atlanta metro region, this would cause more African Americans to move to the city of Atlanta. With them moving to the city, the white people that were living in the city were not happy. They decided that they should move away...

Built Environment Analysis (Rough Draft 2)

Since slavery in America started, racism was always prevalent to our society. Blacks were treated poorly by the whites for no reason but to just to get a job done. As slavery ended, another form of it would take its place, Jim Crow Laws. These laws made sure that whites and blacks were always separated in communities. However, as the years went on and more blacks were trying to integrate, things would begin to change for these segregated communities. In our society today, the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area is known for its diversity. Many people from different states and countries worldwide have come to Atlanta and now call it home. Diversity is a real plus for a city like Atlanta however as you go into Metro Atlanta (ex. Cobb County) there still seems to be a divide from the communities. As we all know, there has been segregation in most southern states since the late 1800s to mid-1900s. Cobb County, a county right next to Atlanta, was also a part of these times. During segregation, the county used to be predominantly white.  However, as things began to change during civil rights movement, blacks were fighting for more opportunities. A part of this was to get better education so around the South, blacks were slowly beginning to attend white schools.  Also in the 1960s, suburbs were becoming more popular. So for Atlanta and the Metro Atlanta area, this would cause more African Americans to move to the city of Atlanta. With them moving to the city, white flight would take place as white people would move to the suburbs...

Built Environment Analysis (Rough Draft 1)

Starting Point: Race Change Space At this time, the Atlanta and Metro Atlanta area is known for its diversity. Many people from different states and countries worldwide have come to Atlanta and now call it home. Diversity is a real plus for a city for Atlanta however as you go into Metro Atlanta (ex. Cobb County) things are different. As we all know, there was segregation in most southern states since the late 1800s to mid-1900s. Cobb County was also a part of these times. However, as things began to change during these times (civil rights movement) and more African Americans were moving into the city of Atlanta, white flight would take place. White flight is the movement of white people when African Americans moved into their suburbs and town. By the 1970s, many white people would live in Cobb County as Atlanta would have more African Americans. For people that live in Cobb County now, they know that there is a different division of races in the county. In the South Cobb and West Cobb area, there are mostly African Americans, Hispanics, and elders. In East Cobb and North Cobb, there are many Whites and other small races mixed in (Asian, Europeans). These changes came started to show in the 1990s and 2000s. As the changes of county became present, many other communities and spaces were changing as well. When it came to the end of segregation, aspects of an area tended to change just like Cobb County. Even though, certain areas can be fixed (like schools and buildings), it will take time for these spaces to catch...

Built Environment Description (Digital)

Over the years, Atlanta has become one of the many cities that has something going on every day. There are so many events in Atlanta, that there needs to be one place where people can see what is going on around the city. This is where the Atlanta Buzz website comes in. Atlanta Buzz provides information on all events that are happening around Atlanta. From this site, I was able to learn about events that I did not even know existed in Atlanta. When you go on the site, it can be seen that everything is in an orderly fashion. There are other tabs that lead you to other pages that people could be interested in. The tabs consist of: home, New Year’s Eve, Festivals, Concerts, Food & Drink, Weekly Special, and Add Events. However, the homepage seems to already provide all the information that someone would need. Many restaurants and companies are able to add events about themselves. This allows them to attract more customers to their company. The design of the website seems to be pretty simple and people should be able to go through it easily. The page consist of a natural color of white, yellow, and blue. There is also a bee on the logo to represent the ‘buzz’ part of the name. After seeing this site and being a student of GSU, I believe that I will start to use this site. It will be nice to know events going on in my own city and to be able to enjoy it with my friends and...

Field Notes (Digital)

See- The only field notes that I could take for this site was my vision. The Atlanta buzz website provided many grasping images that made me want to learn the detail of the event. The format was also pretty easy to control and go around. Everything was in order and easy to...
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