Commonplace Book: Fleming quote

Discuss this Fleming quote:

[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation. (205)

In this quote we can see fleming’s point of view on democracy, people are allowed to express there own opinion and participate in government issue. In democracy people are well educated and each individual opinion is valued equally. They all focus on what is better for there community and that is something every community should follow. That is why fleming expresses his opinion about how democracy is the better form of government.

 

Commonplace Book #6

There are many ways building environment that are design to exclude people from accessing a community. One example Schindler mentions of architectural exclusion is when Robert Moses “set forth specification for bridge overpasses on Long Island, which were designed to hang low so that the twelve-foot tall busses in use at the time could not fit under them” (Schindler 1953). Obviously Moses purpose for this was to prevent access to the low-income groups, for the benefit of upper and middle class since they owned cars. Schindler also discusses how some upper class neighborhoods excluded public transportation.

There are many ways building environments designed to exclude people from accessing a community. One architectural exclusion example that Schindler mentions is when Robert Moses “set forth specification for bridge overpasses on Long Island which were designed to hang low so that the twelve-foot tall busses in use at the time could not fit under them” (Schindler 1953). Moses’ s clear purpose for this was to prevent access to the low-income groups, for upper and middle class’s benefit since they owned cars. Schindler also discusses how some upper class neighborhoods exclude public transportation.

Commonplace Book #4

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           Through the year’s bathrooms have been separated by gender but know days there are many gender inclusive bathrooms. This poster is located in some bathroom of American University by the housing and dining program, their purpose is to make every student in this school feel comfortable and safe in this environment. This photograph above let us, the community, know that this bathroom consists of two stalls meaning that any gender can use it. I believe human being shouldn’t be label based on their gender. American University is doing the right thing by taking this measures and making sure no one feels excluded.