Built Environment Anaylsis

Bowman, Jen. “Luxury Homes in Historic Druid Hills – Springdale Rd.” ActiveRain. N.p., 23 July 2009. Web. 13 Feb. 2016. Givens, Darin. “Tuba Christmas at Underground Atlanta.” ATL Urbanist. N.p., 8 Dec. 2012. Web. 2 Apr. 2016. Throughout my journey in this class, I got to explore and learn more about Atlanta as I visited and observed the interior and exterior environments I choose for my projects. The exterior environment I choose to observe is the Druid Hills neighborhood located in DeKalb County while my interior environment was Underground Atlanta that’s located in the heart of downtown Atlanta. Although these two environments are different, hey do have some similarities. The similarities and differences I will discuss are how they impact the city if Atlanta economically, the community, and in the future. The Druid Hills neighborhood is one of the oldest prehistoric communities in Atlanta. As I observed and walked through this community I noticed it offered a variety of artifacts such as the prehistoric Druid Hills that is located on Pounce de Leon. The traffic throughout this neighborhood is horrendous. However, the Underground Atlanta district is a historic landmark that has undergone various restorations and renovations and has horrendous traffic throughout due to visitors and travelers. Both of these environments are rich in history and have undergone went various changes throughout the years. These environments impact the communities of Atlanta due to the infrastructures and shopping and entertainment they offer within their area. The Druid Hills community and the Underground Atlanta district offer a lot towards the Atlanta economy to impact it. Although, the Druid Hills community is portrayed...

Built Environment Analysis

Atlanta has a good amount of colleges and universities in its parameters. These schools include Morris Brown College, Morehouse College, Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Tech, and of course, Georgia State University. Being that these schools are in the city, rather than in closed campuses, the built environment of Atlanta has developed into one that helps students adapt to their new environment. The area of Downtown Atlanta, in particular, has evolved into an environment that accommodates the wants and needs of Georgia State University students, making their way of living more convenient. The metropolitan area of Atlanta has shown numbers in improvement regarding its transportation system and many college students throughout several campuses in the city has taken full advantage to the system available to them. The extensive transportation system located throughout the Metro Atlanta area shows how far the city has come to accommodate the students in these surrounding areas. Georgia State University’s Panther Express has been proven to be of great use to its students. The Express currently has daily dedicated routes between 7:00 am to midnight with stops at Turner Field, GCB, Student Center, University Commons, Piedmont North, Arts and Humanities Building, and the Rialto Center for the Arts. The Express helps students beat traffic and arrive to their classes on time in a professional manner without the worrying of parking tickets and other situations regarding vehicles in the city. Although the express is a convenient way to travel throughout the metropolitan area, it isn’t available in all parts of Metro Atlanta. Therefore, MARTA is available for use for the students residing in Downtown Atlanta....

Second Built Environment Analysis – Extra

The City of Atlanta, Psychologically Impairing its Residents Different spaces and environments are equipped with specific features that psychologically change ones mood and behavioral characteristics. This is evident in the way we feel and function in our day to day lives in the many different atmospheres we are in. Have you ever noticed the way you feel when you enter into a library or a large room of bodies studying? Doesn’t it psychologically make you feel as if you want to just pick up a book or begin being productive and start doing homework or study notes? This feeling is caused by the built environment of the particular space you are in and the vibes that are emitted from this area. This same concept is also true in different geographical and urbanized or suburban areas as well. For example, the built environment of Atlanta has a special and unique atmosphere that psychologically brings out different emotions and types of work ethics for individuals verses being outside of the metropolitan city area of Atlanta. There are various factors that contribute to a particular spaces built environment. A few of these contributing factors include the architectural structure of a space, the colors associated and themed in a particular environment; and the overall vibes a space emits due to the types of people around, location, and geographical setting. An experiment conducted by psychologists at the University of British Columbia took a look at how the color of interior walls influence the imagination. The results seemed to be noticeably understandable because of how these colors usually make us feel as well. Red was...

Public Transportation Expansion For Georgia’s Tourists

A famous man by the name of Herschel Walker once said, “Coming from a small town it was tough to dream big. When I grew up in a small town in Georgia, my biggest dream was one day to be able to go to Atlanta.” It is evident that people not only across the United States, but across the world share Herschel Walker’s dream of coming to Atlanta. According to (Hartsfield), Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport has been the world’s busiest airport since 1998. This goes to say that Atlanta’s beauty and view points bring in tourists from across the globe. With all of the beauty that Atlanta has to offer, tourists need a way to navigate throughout the city. The Atlanta Street Car and MARTA’s train system give tourists an easy way to navigate throughout Atlanta, but unlike other major cities in the United States, this public transportation systems lack of expansion leaves tourists with inconvenient ways of traveling to other historic landmarks across Georgia. Some of these historic landmarks that tourists may struggle attend include; Stone Mountain, Six Flags over Georgia, and Lake Lanier Islands. Stone Mountain, which is located in Dekalb County is a popular landmark in the state of Georgia. According to (David), Native Americans were the first humans to visit and explore Stone Mountain 9,000 years ago.  Native American tribes used Stone Mountain as an important meeting place where they discussed plans on how to avoid the diseases that the Europeans carried. Around 1847, white settles began to populate the mountain and eventually gave it the name Stone Mountain.  To go along with Stone Mountain’s ancient...

Built Environment Analysis

Terry Jordan Singh April 25th, 2016 Robin Wharton Built Environment Analysis     BUILT ENVIRONMENT ANALYSIS OF STUDENT HOUSING AND ITS NEGATIVE EFFECT ON ITS RESIDENCE The built environment of Student housing can have many different effects on the residents that occupy the campus. The effects may include benefits and positive opportunities; however, the negative consequences outweigh the benefits by far. The rhetoric of the interior built environment is made to get rid of the students that are influenced by the buildings different social amenities. The exterior built environment of student housing affects the students because it keeps them inside and away from the outside world.   The Interior of student housing differs people from the horrible environment that the exterior has to offer. Furthermore, inside of student housing is usually beautiful, clean and elegant looking to pull the student in.  All the amenities that housing offers keep students inside instead of outside. Student housing has many opportunities offered to their students; however, every day they miss out on great opportunities and begin to neglect the outside world due to the interior keeping them inside. Students usually are confined to the building and can’t actually go anywhere when staying on campus. Georgia state parking is very expensive, so it eliminates the incentive to bring your car on campus. Due to the lack of transportation students are trapped on campus and forced to have a “bridge” between them and the outside world. The loss of friend’s back home, the lack of communication with family, and the engaging activities are all put to a halt due to the lack of transportation...

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...
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