Built Environment Analysis: Buckhead vs. Little 5 Points

I was walking by Little 5 Points to get to Aurora Coffee Shop one afternoon. I was wearing some ripped jeans, a flannel, and my favorite Vans. I walked into Aurora and not one head turned. I got my tea from there and I left. I went to Buckhead right after to go to Lenox Mall. Once I started walking toward the mall through the parking lot, I noticed a lot of people staring at me; a lot of men and women in suits and business attire. It hit me instantly. Buckhead and Little 5 Points have different expectations. Buckhead and Little 5 Points are very different in regards to the urban design theory, how they are designed and built, who they attract, and what their purpose is. Buckhead has a very interesting background to how it became “Buckhead”. This is important because it gives a sense of why it is the way it is. In 1838 a man named Henry Irby purchased some land near the intersection of what is now Peachtree, Roswell, and Wes Paces Ferry Road. On this land, he built a tavern and grocery store. Once these were built, a community as born. The city got its name from a story that says Irby killed a buck and hung the head in his tavern. The area started out as a prime place for summer and country homes for Atlanta’s wealthiest people. Many of the large estates were sold off, allowing for some of the most famous and prestigious commercial development in the southeastern portion of the United States. The modern design of Buckhead came about...

Annotated Bibliographies #1-#10

Annotated Bibliography #1 Carmona, Matthew. “The Place-Shaping Continuum: A Theory Of Urban Design Process.” Journal Of Urban Design 19.1 (2014): 2-36. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Feb. 2016. This article discusses Urban Design. It begins by discussing urban design as a subject for investigation. This article focuses on London. It has a section called “Understanding Urban Design Process”. This section relates to the built environment in Atlanta because it goes into detail to discuss and understand Urban Design and how it is undertaken in different places, big or small. The next section discusses how urban design is situation in both place and time. How we act today is shaped by history of experience and practice. The urban design process starts before developmental proposals and these build up over a long period of time that causes changes all the way up to the present. It then gets into the actual process of urban design: designing, developing, using, and managing. This article is very detailed and well explained which is why I chose this source. There are a few terms and ideas in this article that are not defined which makes it a little difficult at times to understand exactly what the main point is. This source is scholarly making it a little difficult to read, but very informative and useful. Annotated Bibliography #2 Inam, Aseem. “From Dichotomy to Dialectic: Practicing Theory in Urban Design.” Journal of Urban Design 16.2 (2011): 257-277. Academic Search Complete. Web. 4 Feb. 2016. This article discusses dichotomy in practicing urban design. This article helps to address the assumption that theory and practice do not necessarily...

Annotated Bibliography #6

GOMIS, Jordi, Carlos TURÓN, and Ramon RIPOLL. “Conceptual And Instrumental Influences In The Graphic Representation Of Urban Planning During The 20Th Century.” Geographia Technica 10.2 (2015): 41-49. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Feb. 2016. This article is a continuation of the first two articles I chose. This article ends the trilogy of “articles that have sought to analyze the main influences that have shaped important changes in the representation of the town, graphically speaking” (Gomis, 41). This article discusses how the 20th century has changed urban planning. This article, like the others, discusses the conceptual and instrumental influences. The conclusion points to further changes in planning as we become more technologically savvy. I chose this source because it is directly related to the two previous articles. These articles discuss the changes in urban planning over certain times. This source is reliable and doesn’t seem to have many flaws to me. It is related to my other two articles, but they discuss different time periods to better explain the evolution of urban...

Annotated Bibliography #5

GOMIS, Jordi, and Carlos TURÓN. “Conceptual And Instrumental Influences In The Graphic Representation Of Urban Planning: The Industrial Revolution And The 19Th Century.” Geographia Technica 10.1 (2015): 44-50. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Feb. 2016. This article is a continuation of “Conceptual and instrumental influences in the graphic representation of urban planning: From ancient times to the Baroque”. Like the previous article, the set-up is similar. However, this article discusses the industrial revolution and the 19th century, unlike the last one, which discussed ancient times. It discusses the conceptual and instrumental influences like the previous article. The conclusion is the main pat I want to focus on. Gomis states that. The changes in the instrumental techniques that have taken place throughout the historical process have been in parallel to the conceptual changes. But during the industrial revolution and the 19th century only the introduction of materials, drawing tools, and implements improved slightly the new city drawings” (Page 50). I chose this source because it was closely related to my previous article. It is easy to comprehend and it’s short so a lot easier to keep my attention. There aren’t many flaws that I noticed personally. This article is directly related to my first article and it does a good job of explaining the concepts within the...

Annotated Bibliography #4

GOMIS, Jordi, Carlos TURÓN, and Ramon RIPOLL. “Conceptual And Instrumental Influences In The Graphic Representation Of Urban Planning During The 20Th Century.”      Geographia Technica 10.2 (2015): 41-49. Academic Search Complete. Web. 24 Feb.     2016. This article discusses the instrumental and conceptual historical events that have changed graphic representation of a town. This article is broken down into 8 different sections. The first section is the introduction, it introduces the main ideas and a brief history and background. In the second section, it discusses method. Gomis says, In order to carry out a study such as this it is absolutely necessary to establish the trends that have existed in the graphic representation of planning and the main factors that have been involved, changing and transforming the drawing of urban planning throughout history (Page 31). In the next couple sections it discusses brief histories of ancient times, the middle ages, and The Renaissance to Baroque. The biggest focus is on conceptual influences and instrumental influences. I chose this source because it was very detailed and seemed informative. It is a little hard to comprehend in certain areas but mostly easy to understand. It doesn’t offer an alternative viewpoint because it is a...
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