Built Environment Annotated Bibliographies

Winne, Mark. “The Bluff.” The Bluff: Channel 2 Goes into Georgia’s Biggest Heroin Market. Web. 05 Feb. 2016.   In this article the author, discusses how Atlanta neighborhoods by the name of English Avenue and Vine City also known as ‘The Bluffs’, have been left in the dark for decades. English Avenue and Vine City have been the biggest drug neighborhoods in Georgia for many years. Many residents living here have been begging for the city of Atlanta to help, but promises continue to be broken leading to very few improvements within the community. A famous resident to this neighborhood was Martin Luther King Jr. The author describes how even when MLK lived there the neighborhood was still run down and a haven for heroine. Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne walked around interviewing different residents and he talked to two men that said ‘The Bluffs’ was a neighborhood in which it is so easy to get caught up in the drug lifestyle and how that lifestyle more than likely always leads to death or prison time. Residents of this area this area are concerned that the city of Atlanta will continue to spend money on projects like the new Falcons stadium, but continue to forget about them. I chose this source because WSBTV is a credible source and it is right here in Atlanta where I am focusing my research on Atlanta Georgia. I enjoyed reading this article because it really shows how the city of Atlanta has indirectly contributed to the downfall of this neighborhood by simply not doing anything. Mártir, Vanessa. “Gentrified Brooklyn Is Not My...

Annotated Bibliography #3

Geary, Lori. “MARTA Pushing for Largest Expansion in History.” WSBTV. 20 July 2015. Web. 11 Apr. 2016. In this article that was published by WSBTV, it talks about how badly MARTA wants to make the biggest expansion in history. In ordor to make this happen it would cost $8 billion dollars. Although this expansion would cost tax payers a lot of money, MARTA chairman Robbie Ashe sees this as an opportunity to promote economic growth and to help fill jobs. This new expansion would extend rail lines to parts of North Dekalb, Alpharetta, and parts of South Dekalb. MARTA rider Belinda Morrow explains to how she is sick of having to sit in traffic for long periods of time to get to work. She tells Lori Geary that she would much rather be sitting on MARTA reading a newspaper while on the way to MARTA. Although there are many people pushing to get this expansion completed, there are also many people that do not want to get this expansion completed.  As apart of my research over the built environment I have uncovered that one of the major reasons that many people living in Georgia do not want MARTA to expand is because an expansion would provide easy access to the suburbs. Many wealthy people do not want this because it enables minorities and poor people to have a better opportunity to take suburban jobs and move into the area. Although this is a big issue among taxpayers, MARTA hopes to have the sales tax issue on the ballot in 2016. This could be a big success for the city...

What’s color walking?

In 2012 Brendan McMullan and Phia Bennin, write ‘Color Walking’, an article that explains an experiment called the “color walking,” on Radiolab Blogland. They explain and test out this refreshing idea. McMullan and Bennin write that a man named William Burroughs “dreamed up a tool to inspire his students: color walks.” The color walk is a walk that consists of choosing any one color that stands out and following it from “object to object” without any real purpose or goal. This concept seems simple and easy to comprehend, but in retrospect can open up doors for people who are observing the walk. McMullan and Bennin tested it out and explained their journey starting in lower Manhattan. They allowed themselves to be flexible with the colors they chose and decided to go with what they found amusing. They used diction like “led us” and “pulled us” that described what the colors they chose did to them. McMullan and Bennin informs readers that the walk helped them distinguish different colors with their own descriptions like “rusty orange” and “humble yellowly green” By the end of it, colors were stamped in their brain. McMullan and Bennin conclude by giving advice to readers on what they think they should do to make the walk a more pleasant experience. They express that time is important, and it should be done with no interruptions. They advise people to choose a color that makes their heart go “thump-thump,” which simply means choose a color that catches their eye. And lastly McMullen and Bennin encourage people to choose another color when getting lost, and the idea of...

Let the light shine: Octane Coffee and Bar (2)

This is what Octane is known for. Students make up the majority of the customers and assemble here to study and with good reason. Notice the amount of light that enters inside of the building. This is because the entire building is surrounded in glass, letting in light and making everything much more inviting. The interior is a blend of nature and modern styling. Wood makes up the tables and the stools along the walls, while the chairs are metal....

Changing How Student’s Learn Through Campus Landscaping

Campus with Nature The way a campus is structured has an impact on how students in the school learn. Back then, campuses were designed to look apart from other environments so students could feel that they are in a “learning environment” but with an area to move freely ( Scholl 53). Now campuses are made to steer students in different learning experience. There a two focuses “help conceptualize future campus planning in relation to student learning” ( Scholl 53). 1) “direct and indirect attention and restoration” 2) “holistic landscape” The addition of natural landscapes and views from the indoors to a natural landscape enables the individual in the campus to be calm, as well refreshed. The use of “nature” can “help to maintain or restore cognitive function such as direct attention, problem solving, focus and concentration, impulse inhibition, and memory” ( Scholl 55). A “holistic landscape” provides students with restoration. Even little things like more space in classroom seats can augment a student’s learning experience. Spatial...
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