Annotated Bibliography

  Marling, Gitte, Ole B. Jensen, and Hans Kiib. “The Experience City: Planning of Hybrid Cultural Projects.” European Planning Studies 17.6 (2009): 863. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 4 Feb. 2016 This article revolves around a recent and current form of economy that is fueled by competition among regions: experience economy. This term symbolizes the idea of regions creating attractions for residents and tourists. The authors, through examples of Emscher Park, Barcelona, Graz, and Denmark, explain how several industrial or historic facilities get renovations in order to create a public place to appeal to either all crowds, or particular demographics, for “learning and playing” (869). Around the 1980s to 1990s, regions increasingly took interest into the image of spaces in order to demonstrate a high quality of living that would attract visitors and their money. With this, also, countries become increasingly diversified—if a region is competitive enough to accept strangers for the economic growth of the city. It is a common trend among people to seek leisure or new experiences, and that is why the market through an experience city is plenty successful. The article is easy to read, well organized, and reasonable in length. Through examples and analysis, the authors address a modern economy in architecture and how it effects, and is effected by, humanities.   Lees, Loretta. “The Geography of Gentrification: Thinking Through Comparative Urbanism.” Progress in Human Geography 36.2 (2012): 155. Advanced Placement Source. Web. 5 Feb. 2016 In this article, Lees presents a call-to-action for the awareness of global gentrification. The author criticizes the idea of urbanization which was given a positive connotation though the wealthy...

Annotated Bibliography 8: Selection for ‘environmental fit’ from existing Domesticated Species

Lawrence, A B, and E Wall. “Selection For ‘Environmentai Fit’ From Existing Domesticated Species.” Revue Scientifique Et Technique (International Office Of Epizootics) 33.1 (2014): 171-179. MEDLINE with Full Text. Web. 24 Mar. 2016. The articles is about the history of animals breeding. Which has a very long history in which farm animals where breed for human benefits. Using a process called selection, in the articles selection refers to the genetic improvement of animals with artificial selection. Recently the practice of animal breeding has become more sophisticated, increasing the speed of production traits. For example, the rate of growth (increased) in animals. However there’s also been some well documented evidence of negative fertility and health issues in high yielding dairy cattle. The author of this article is trying to explore the questions surrounding breeding and welfare. Concluding that there is a better need for an understanding of genotype and the environments effect on health and welfare traits in order to get breeding programs to improve environmental fit in...

Psychology of Web Designs

Turner, Amber Leigh. “The Psychology of Web Design: How Colors, Typefaces and Spacing Affect Your Mood.” TNW Network All Stories RSS. N.p., 22 Oct. 2014. Web. 22 Mar. 2016. Leigh is the “owner and creative Director of January Creative in Nashville, Tennessee” and “has been a self-employed graphic and web designer for over eight years, starting early in her collegiate career” ( Leigh bio). Amber Leigh The believes there “are four major areas of website design and development that have the biggest impacts on the psychology of website visitors” (Leigh par. 3). One way web designs impact visitors is “content.”Website “pages loaded down with content” can augment “stress, anxiety and overall unpleasant feelings for visitors” (Leigh par. 5). Even the hiding of content can cause confusion. The author feels that it is beneficial to develop website pages with a balance amount of content. Spacing is important to not strain the eyes of the visitor. Using “neutral colors (i.e the tints, shades, and hues of whites, grays, and blacks),” will provide “an opportunity for rest” (Leigh par. 20). Fonts also play a part. Fonts like the “Sans-serif fonts are used more and more to convey a feeling of modern, clean, sophistication and upscale” ( Leigh par. 31). “white spaces” between the pictures The audience is intended for businesses who are trying to expand their revenue and customer engagement through the development of a website. The purpose of this article is to properly design an engaging webpage. This article is useful because it enables designers to understand what they need to do to improve their site in the visual aspect. In...

Black Gentrification

Barbara, Combs. “The Ties That Bind: The Role of Place in Racial Identity Formation, Social Cohesion, Accord, and Discord in Two Historic, Black Gentrifying Atlanta Neighborhoods.” SOCIOLOGY DISSERTATIONS(2010): 1–407. Print. Source: clatl.com In her dissertation Barbara Combs of Georgia State University, discusses the phenomenon of “black gentrification” in  Atlanta neighborhoods. She proposes that “black gentrification” is similar to mainstream gentrification, in exception that  “black gentrifying neighborhoods both the poor and working class residents who resided in the neighborhood prior to its gentrification and the new residents of greater economic means are black” (2). In this case it distinguishes from mainstream gentrification  because “black gentrifiers in black gentrifying neighborhoods often feel a responsibility or obligation to their lower income black neighbors” (2). Combs argues that “attachment to the neighborhood space …(place affinity ) has the potential to obviate social tensions in gentrifying black communities and bind residents to each other and the social space they all occupy” (3). She explores ways to ” strengthen social and economic cohesion in these gentrifying black communities” (3). Metro Atlanta neighborhoods faced economic decline due to the U.S. recession. The American Housing Rescue and Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 made funds available to refurbish homes that were vacated or foreclosed. However,  an “Atlanta Journal Constitution article appearing January 25, 2010, Federal officials say Atlanta is moving too slowly spending $12.3 million it got last March to buy vacant homes in neighborhoods ravaged by foreclosures (Stirgus 2010)” (20). Combs the gentrification taking place in the two Atlanta neighborhoods under study…against the findings of Larry Keating and the Gentrification Task Force Committee on Gentrification.” (23). Although whites are moving...

Annotated Bib. #2

“Georgia Institute of Technology.” GT. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <http://www.gatech.edu/>. The Georgia Tech website provides general information regarding the university and its corresponding organizations. It has a general calendar that highlights many of the school’s upcoming events. Also included in the web page are links to more information regarding the university. Information concerning the admission process, alumni resources, and student resources. My interior environment is the Georgia Tech Library so this website directly relates to my focus in this project.   “Georgia Tech Library.” Georgia Tech Library. N.p., n.d. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <http://ww w.library.gatech.edu/>. The Georgia Tech Library website provides students with tools to help with accessing resources. These resources include but are not limited to links to the library catalog, e-journals, and research guides. The site also includes links to pages in which students can reserve study rooms. On the main page there is a brief calendar that highlights a few upcoming events. The page overall is designed to guide students on to what ever resource they may need to complete their assignments. My interior environment is the Georgia Tech Library so this website directly relates to my focus in this project.   Dead Week in the Library. YouTube. Georgia Tech Library, 4 Dec. 2015. Web. 22 Feb. 2016. <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axdebaR8E7s>. The video highlights a few of the events that the Georgia Tech Library holds during what they call dead week each semester. They inform the viewer of a program the facility holds where dogs are brought in to provide stress relief for the students throughout their finals week. Other programs are highlighted as well for students to take part in in order to reduce stress during...

Bibliography Charles Lawrence III

Charles R. Lawrence III, The Id, the Ego, and Equal Protection: Reckoning with Unconscious   Lawrence rote a critical racism theory law review article. The article argued the interpretation of antidiscrimination laws. His assertion concerning the ubiquity of unconscious bias. His article was to advance the understanding of racism as a social disease. Charles R. Lawrence III, The Id, the Ego, and Equal Protection: Reckoning with Unconscious   This article is considered a fundamental document of critical Race Theory and is one of the most influential and widely cited law review articles. “I was most concerned with exploring how white supremacy is maintained not only through the interpretation, and assimilation of racial text.   In its most extreme manifestation, this view of implicit bias, as evidence only of private, individual beliefs, is expressed as a right to be...
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