Built Environment Analysis (First Draft)

Madison Brooks Dr. Robin Wharton Engl 1102 20 April 2016 Segregation is Not Over As Atlanta made steps to recover after World War II, African Americans were treated as second-class citizens by Caucasians as commercial expansion uprooted their homes, and inner city development was used to push them out of the city and into the suburbs. As a result, African Americans and Caucasians began to settle, and continue to settle, in separate communities. After World War II, programs intended for reconstruction wound up only benefiting wealthy, politically powerful men (5), as federal programs such as anti-poverty projects were slowly ignored, and in turn failed miserably. Because there was a larger majority of activity in private development compared to federal government programs, Caucasians steadily drove an increasing gap between the social classes of Caucasians and African Americans (6). In the 1000’s, the Central Business District of Atlanta began to rapidly transform into a tourist destination (2), which lead to increased private and commercial development (2). Developers destroyed entire neighborhoods without a second thought because these areas are considered to be “slums”, inhabited by mainly African Americans, in order to create one of the “largest tourist cities in the country” (6). This uprooted hundreds of African American families, which drove them out of the inner city and into the suburbs, leaving the Caucasians alone in their city neighborhoods. Certain types of development, often referred to as Architectural Exclusion, purposely separated African American and Caucasians in Atlanta (2). Highways were built in a certain way as to create a barrier between African American and Caucasian communities. These highways also conveniently blocked access...

Built Environment Analysis outline draft

Intro information Little Five Points and Virginia-Highlands are within close proximity, but seem worlds apart due to the communal differences in income, the surrounding neighborhoods, and the age range of the Atlantans that affiliate with these areas. The built environments of Little Five Points and Virginia Highlands shape and are shaped by different groups of people due to differences in the historical foundation of the spaces, the layout of the streets, and the location of these neighborhoods in proximity to other influential spaces in...

Mid-Term Reflection (DRAFT)

At the beginning of this semester I wasn’t sure if I wanted to say in this class. This class sounded too difficult and also too different from what I am use to in an english class. But the more I started to understand and open my mind up to different things, this class wasn’t as difficult than what I previous thought. The academic process we learned was somewhat the same but with a little twist to it. The academic writing process we are working through in this class is very similar to the past research I have done. It’s similar because in the past I collected data and then use that data to form an thesis to begin writing a paper. But it’s also quite different because I never collected data from environments (outside places) before. I never quite understood what primary and secondary research was until I came into this class.I learned that the difference between primary and secondary research is that primary is what you go out and collect feel  and secondary research is research that someone else went out and collected. I plan to apply the things that I learned to all the other upcoming projects by using my primary research more than any secondary research that I find.   I think my strengths as a writer are that I can compose a writing that everyone can understand and I also can pull out the main concepts/ideas that other authors have in their writing. But I want to write on using more descriptive words in my writing and also being able to write a more scholarly paper....
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