Class 4/7/16 Evaluation Ideas

Pick a topic and draw a conclusion from all the research conducted.

(Thesis & claims)


evaluating the maintenance of the MARTA train stations.

  1. how they appear on the outside versus the inside.
  2. why users allow poor accommodations.( comparison to Uber’s luxury car service or even Atlanta Air Port) – You would never in a million years see the airport looking as unwelcoming as the MARTA train stations.
  • Profit Margins
  • cleanliness
  • minimum requirements
  • last known construction or remodeling
  • crime rates

MARTA is a  means of transit not only for residents but for tourist as well. Why does it give  off the impression that it is only made for the poor. Why does it feel like an abandoned tunnel made into a (pit) for the homeless? most of the elevators or emergency phones are out of service or poorly maintained.

MARTA(train) creates its own traffic. fastest mode of transportation around Atlanta.

Thesis: The built environment of MARTA train stations forces minorities to conform to the poor conditions of its facilities.

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.