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"If you look at history, innovation doesn't come just from giving people incentives; it comes from creating environments where their ideas can connect." - Steven Johnson

RA #4

  In this chapter, Professor David Fleming argues that the development of our cities and urban spaces hasn’t lead to increased unification of people and beliefs, but rather an increase in “fragmented, homogeneous ones,” that divide people by socio-economic class… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography #2

Annotated bibliography #3   Güntert, Stefan T. “The Impact of Work Design, Autonomy Support, and Strategy on Employee Outcomes: A Differentiated Perspective on Self-Determination at Work.” Motivation and Emotion, vol. 39, no. 1, 2015, pp. 74–87.   In this study,… Continue Reading →

First Essay

Spencer Faragasso College Writing 145 Hoskins 9 March 2017 A Living Space In the past, many scholars, such as David Fleming (an independent thinker and writer) in his City of Rhetoric, have argued that our environment dramatically impacts how and… Continue Reading →

RA #3

The Proliferation of Racial Segregation and It’s Effects in Chicago’s Ghettos Through Urban Design   In, independent thinker and writer, David Flemings, City of Rhetoric, he explains how urban planning has been used to proliferate racism and segregation in American… Continue Reading →

Commonplace #8

Have you ever felt alone? Loneliness is such an interesting feeling. It can be relief after a busy day. It can also be someone’s worst nightmare. Even though we’ve all experienced loneliness, no human since has experienced the incomparable level… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book Entry

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” –Worstward Ho!, Samuel Beckett   Everyone experiences failure. It’s something all humans share. We continue to fail, and fail, and fail, until one day we don’t fail, we… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book Entry #7

“Ever tried. Ever failed. No matter. Try again. Fail again. Fail better.” –Worstward Ho!, Samuel Beckett   Everyone experiences failure. It’s something all humans share. We continue to fail, and fail, and fail, until one day we don’t fail, we… Continue Reading →

Annotated Bibliography

#1 Cabrera, Joseph F., Najarian, Jonathan C, “How the Built Environment Shapes Spatial Bridging Ties and Social Capital,” Environment and Behavior, vol. 47, no. 3, 7 October 2013, pp.239-267. Within this study, Cabrera examines the use of spatial bridging (walk… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book #6

“‘The horror! The horror!’” – Kurtz, The Heart of Darkness One of the most powerful pieces of literature ever written is The Heart of Darkness, a story about a man’s journey in the Congo, on the river, and his struggle… Continue Reading →

Commonplace Book #5

“DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? YES!” – Al Michaels In honor of the 37th anniversary of the The Miracle on Ice, when a group of U.S. college level hockey players upset an elite undefeated team of USSR players, I have… Continue Reading →

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