A Step to Make Shaw Accommodating for Everyone

Affordable two- and three-bedroom apartments planned for D.C.’s Shaw Shaw, a community struck by gentrification has faced backlash by many African Americans for its changing physical landscape and demographics. Many African Americans feels as if the government is ignoring them and their issues with gentrification are not being heard. Although it would be difficult to […]

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The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw?

  The Revitalization or Destruction of Shaw? The building in which We Work’s coworking office spaces are housed makes no mention of We Work on the outside but instead is labelled the Wonder Bread factory. Having stood there with the same physical structure since 1913 (Wilson), The Wonder Bread Factory has looked very similar on […]

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Built Environment Introduction: A Comprehensive Look at Potomac Gardens Apartments

Welcome! My built environment descriptions and final analysis focus on Potomac Gardens Apartments. The housing complex, located just thirteen blocks southeast of the United States Capitol Building, is home to low income families and a large senior population. Potomac Gardens is one of 56 properties owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority. What separates […]

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Annotated Bibliography

Developers Seek to Put the ‘Wonder’ Back in the Wonder Bread Factory Wilson, Jonathan. “Developers Seek to Put the ‘Wonder’ Back in the Wonder Bread Factory.” Wamu 88.5. American University, 20 July 2012. Web. 3 Oct. 2016, http://wamu.org/story/12/07/20/developers_seek_to_put_the_wonder_back_in_the_wonder_bread_factory/. Method This source talks of how developers are restoring the Wonder Bread building which has started restoration […]

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Potomac Gardens Divided: The “Prison-Grade” Fence Raises Questions and Controversy

It would be easy to walk past Potomac Gardens Apartments writing it off as just another old building in need of fresh paint, but there is more to the building that what first meets the eye. Potomac Gardens Apartments has a rich history filled with violence and controversy. Built in 1968, Potomac Gardens Apartments is […]

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Annotated Bibliography

1. Abrams, Amanda. “Hill East: Capitol Hill’s Lesser Known Neighbor.” Urban Turf, 2010, http:// dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/hill_east_capitol_hills_lesser_known_neighbor/2331. In this article, Amanda Abrams provides insight on the lesser known neighborhood of Hill East. She references ongoing plans to redevelop Stadium-Armory Metro Station and provides details about successful new housing projects like the already sold out Jenkins Row, Axis, […]

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Commonplace Book Entry #7: Fleming Quote

” [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) In this quote, Fleming comments on education and how he believes it should allow individuals to form […]

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False Hope and Broken Promises: The District of Columbia Housing Authority

Potomac Gardens Apartments is one of 56 properties owned and managed by the District of Columbia Housing Authority (DCHA) (District of Columbia Housing Authority). DCHA assists low income families who are struggling to find affordable housing due to the high cost of living in Washington DC. Their goal is to provide “safe, quality, and affordable” […]

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Commonplace Book Entry # 6: Paramedic Method

Prepositional Phrases Linking Verbs Original Paragraph: Built in 1968, Potomac Gardens Apartments is a public housing project owned by the District of Columbia Housing Authority. The complex is located at 1225 G Street SE,  just thirteen blocks southeast of the United States Capitol Building. The 352 units that make up the complex are divided into […]

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