What is Buzzard Point?

The District of Columbia is a fast moving and culturally diverse urban area. Countless cultures, languages, and people come to meet in the United States capitol, which creates an interesting public setting and leads to diverse public discourse. A place that has so much action has obviously changed, perhaps even more rapidly than other urban […]

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Final Commonplace

In honor of summer, I am dedicating this last common place book post to my hometown favorite Mexican food, Rubio’s.  Rubio’s is a California begun Mexican food chain that is located throughout California. What is interesting about the logo is they changed it for the first time about a year ago to the logo above. […]

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New Landscaping

In Scholl and Giwaldi’s article, “Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Places,” they argue that the physical makeup, of the modern day college campus, has an effect on student’s cognitive learning and performance levels at the given institution. The article breaks down two concepts that are practical rubrics to use when examining the effectiveness of a […]

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Final Chapter Sparks Action

  In the final chapter of David Fleming’s book, City of Rhetoric, he outlines a vision of a very difficult, yet possible revitalization of a more inclusive public sphere in American cities. Fleming uses the final chapter of his book in particular to summarize his main points he pushes throughout the book, emphasize how these […]

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I’m Home Sick

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In-N-Out_Burger   This week, in my common place, I have decided to review the logo for my favorite fast food chain from back in California: In-N-Out. In-N-Out has been around since the 1940s and has been one of the few fast food companies that have not gone public or changed since their origin. There is […]

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Annotated Bib 9 and 10

“Prints & Photographs Reading Room | Prints & Photographs Division – Library of Congress.” Webpage. Accessed April 20, 2017. http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/.   In this section of the Library of Congress’s website, they have a display of public images throughout history in individual areas of DC. The section that I will use specifically will be the section […]

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Annotated Bib 3 and 4

Public Draft. Buzzard Point Vision Framework + Implementation Plan. Washington D.C., Office of Planning. https://dmped.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/config/publication/attachments/Draft%20Buzzard_Point_Vision_Framework_%26%20Implementation%20Plan.pdf          The Public Draft of Buzzard Point Vision Framework + Implementation Plan gives an extensive view on the current state of Buzzard Point and the future that is soon in store for it. The ninety plus page public draft informs […]

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Annotated Bib 5 and 6

“Buzzard Point Urban Design Framework | Op.” Accessed April 10, 2017. https://planning.dc.gov/page/buzzard-point-urban-design-framework. This is the website of D.C. planning which is a valuable tool for my research. This section of the website defines what is approved and happening in Buzzard Point. It also gives descriptions on its current state which I can use to strengthen […]

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Annotated Bibliography 7 and 8

“National Park Service – PEPC – Buzzard Point Development Concept Site Plan.” Accessed April 12, 2017. https://parkplanning.nps.gov/projectHome.cfm?projectID=62603. This webpage from the National Park Service informs us of an entirely new angle on Buzzard Point. The web page is asking for help and providing an opportunity to restructure the park and make it better and more […]

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Dialectics

http://www.swtlqtc.com/2016/02/   This photo of the exterior of Buzzard Point perfectly encompasses its two primary services at this current time: housing and industry. The background is where National’s Stadium is. The exterior markings of Buzzard Point show the intense dialectic that is in its current atmosphere.

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