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What this site is all about

The purpose of this site was to go into the city of D.C. to analyze different areas in the city to examine to built environments that have been constructed there. Our inspiration to pick sites throughout the D.C. area came from… Continue Reading →

The Shaw District: Gentrification in the Heart of D.C.

The Shaw area was once known throughout Washington D.C. as a place where gang violence and drug deals took place; however, the neighborhood has seen a remarkable reversal. After years of progress and change, the Shaw district has become a… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Entry 7

“[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) The concept… Continue Reading →

The Springfield Baptist Church: Helping the Area Find Religion

A place where people from all over the Shaw district in the District of Columbia can find religion, the Springfield Baptist Church stands as a place that promotes loving each other and the worship of God. The Springfield Baptist Church… Continue Reading →

The Kennedy Recreation Center: Bringing Community Back to Shaw

Once a spot that reminded people of what once was, the empty lot at 1401 7th St NW, Washington, DC 20001 has now been transformed into a place that is now a centerpiece for the community. The creation of The… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book Entry 6

Original Sentence: Each one of these diverse groups has differences from every other group, but at the same time, they are still connected since they are all in the same city. Revised Version: Every group is different, but they are… Continue Reading →

Making a Society that Does Not See Gender

In “His & Hers: Designing for a Post-Gender Society,” Suzanne Tick argues that changing gender roles and social revolutions should continue because the workplace still has significant amounts discrimination against people who do not fit into societal normalities across the… Continue Reading →

O Street: Once the Site of Urban Decay Now the Site of Revitalization

Shots rang out at the corner of O Street NW and 5th Street NW as a drive-by shooting took place on March 23rd (Prince). The intersection of O Street NW and 5th Street NW seems to be doomed to repeat… Continue Reading →

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