The Afterword

The final chapter in David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, is entitled “The Afterword”. In this chapter, Fleming puts together his last few thoughts by explaining that although public and low-income housing has lost importance in the public sphere as of late, he still believes it to be a major topic of concern. Throughout Fleming’s book, […]

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A Look Towards the Future: Fleming’s Commonplace

Rhetorical Analysis #5 By Kwesi Billups In Chapter 8 of his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming defines the terms by which he believes the reductive societal pictures of suburbia, home, and ghetto can be discarded and replaced by doctrines that seek to erase discrimination, violence, and isolation from the subtext of housing planning and, thus,  public […]

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Sociospatial Dialect: The Future of Discourse

Reading Analysis #4 By Kwesi Billups In Chapter 3 of his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming makes use of theories of proxemics, linguistics, and chronemics to present a framework by which a revitalization of public discourse can come forth. Fleming’s proposal of the urban sphere as the tool by which groups can better communicate and restructure the public […]

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Cities of Rhetoric

            In David Fleming’s final chapter of City of Rhetoric, he truly wraps up along with building on his continued theme of the need for a Built Environment by having a “commonplace.” Fleming argues in his final chapter that there is a need for the commonplace to be content within […]

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RA6 Campus Landscaped and Learning Spaces

In Kathleen Scholl and Gowri Gulwadi’s article Recognizing Campus Landscapes as Learning Spaces, they discuss the importance of both a structured and unstructured learning spaces. They mention how important the structure of classrooms are and how historically this has been the true and tested method for the average student to retain the most information. However, as […]

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