Annotated Bibliography 5 & 6

Scott, Catherine. “A Brief Guide to the Benefits of Urban Green Spaces.” LEAF (2012): n. pag. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

In “A Brief Guide to the Benefits of Urban Green Spaces”, Catherine Scotts discusses the impacts of green spaces in urban communities. More specifically, she highlights that green spaces should be essential in communities for they have a positive impact on the health and well-being of not only the citizens but the temperature, climate change, air quality, flooding/water quality, wildlife habitats, and on the economy. For example, “Urban green spaces provide pleasant areas to relax and socialize, promoting greater levels of social activity and stronger neighborhood relationships”. In this passage, Scotts exemplifies how green spaces shape communities. For Scotts, then, green spaces have a vital positive impact on the ecology and citizens of communities.

Scotts guide will be used as a background source because this information will be relevant to the atmosphere that my built environment, Dupont Circle, provides for they have two strategically placed green spaces in their urban community.

The Cultural Landscape Foundation. “Landscape Information.” N.p., 2016. Web. 10 Apr. 2017.

Picture of the green space in Dupont Circle. It can be observed that the park is a populated shared environment.
Picture of the central fountain in the green space of Dupont Circle.

In their page ‘Landscape Information’, The Cultural Landscape Foundation (TCLF) describes Dupont Circle’s primary park (green area). More specifically, it gives a physical description of the park and its management. For example, TCLS writes, “Today the 2.25-acre park features a densely treed green space encircled by a paved concrete walk lined with benches and intersected by walkways which align with the adjacent avenues…The park is managed by the National Park Service and was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1978”. In this passage, the TCLS gives background on the green space of Dupont Circle. For The Cultural Landscape Foundation, then, it is important to provide data on the landscape information of parks, in this case the main green space of Dupont Circle.

In combination with the previous annotated bibliography I will use this source as background to help piece together the impact that this designed landscape has on the atmosphere of Dupont Circle.

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