12) Opposing Transit Stops


In this passage it discusses how residents band together to oppose the locating of transit stops in their communities. This means that they considered that people who can not afford to live their privileged life style have to use public transit in order to travel. If those people were able to have such easy access to the suburban area it would bring an immediate threat to the security of the neighborhood. Much like my earlier response on number 10.

10) Exclusion: Gated Communities


When discussing gated communities you have to ask yourself is it designed just to keep things out or certain things in? With that being said, this passage depicts how in the process of building these subdivisions the owner always considers property values, crime rates, even the class of the general population around the area. This is how they are able to exclude poverty stricken individuals or even entire races within an area. Although the gates appear to bring security it also brings great threat to those on the inside. For instance, my neighborhood is full of upper middle class family’s with decent sized homes smack dab in the middle of extremely low valued properties in Decatur GA. Our neighborhood was basically designed to let outsiders know that we have what you cant afford and we are afraid that you may come and take what we worked hard for.

External Environment

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This outside environment, located directly above Decatur Street connecting the Sports Arena and the Urban Life Building, was built to serve as a place for students to pass through GSU’s  busy campus without adding onto the ongoing traffic of Decatur Street. Also this space was constructed to occupy a large number of students during the lunch rush when it isn’t 20° outside.