Built Environment Analysis

Changing Shaw Through Gentrification             A musky, lonely area is shown on the left and a lively, upbeat photo is displayed to the right. Improvements have been made in and around the 7th and O Street market in Shaw, Washington DC. Gentrification has been a common theme in the District […]

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A City Plagued with the Incurable Disease of Gentrification

Once a location for young christian men to learn how to live a life with a healthy body, mind, and spirit, the Young Men’s Christian Association now attracts many people who are using it as a cheap, subsidized gym. Most YMCA’s have de-emphasized their traditional christian rooted values, but continues to provide an environment intended […]

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Complete Annotated Bibliography

Bates, Allyson M. The Impact of Gentrification on Low-Income Individuals in the Washington, DC, Metropolitan Area, Howard University, Ann Arbor, 2012.http://proxyau.wrlc.org/login?url=http://search.proquest.com/docview/1356693498?accountid=8285. This article studies the factor that gentrified areas or non-gentrified areas has on the likelihood that a low-income household would leave. They found that no matter where the low-income family is housed they are […]

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Digital Archive: Four

This is the Dwight D. Eisenhower building were the Vice president works as well as many other high ranking government officials. This building is also within walking distance to the former YMCA. This is just another example of the privilege and the prestige of the Dupont area. The YMCA is for people and areas that […]

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The End of an Era: How the Washington Post Left The Hands of D.C.

The Washington Post has been in the heart of the District for over a century. Since 1877, the historic paper has reported on politics and pressing news from both sides of the capital’s borders. Unfortunately for the Post, the rapid development of connecting technologies, most notably the Internet, has brought about challenging times for print […]

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Socio Economic Injustice Exposed: Lafayette Square Park

Introduction       Subjects like Biology, Physics, Astronomy, and Chemistry, fascinate us. We spend a majority of our lives in academia learning about these topics, trying to uncover all of the underlying truths, hoping to someday finally understand the world we live in. However, there are other subjects we completely disregard. Architecture and infrastructure, […]

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