Mapping Commonplaces: How U Street’s past shaped its future

Map: https://www.google.com/maps/d/u/2/viewer?hl=en&authuser=2&mid=1PkLaNoA2uZaw8Z0Ep63eu0E_IAk&ll=38.91717533568296%2C-77.03167324999998&z=15 The U Street Corridor is a very fascinating spatial network that has experienced many changes. Throughout its history the corridor has seen the height of jazz to record high crime rates and,most recently, a multicultural utopia. Now, when I refer to the corridor as a utopia, I try to exemplify the fresh look […]

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Annotated Bibliography 3 & 4:

  Source 1: “14th Street Historic District.” National Parks Service, U.S. Department of the   Interior, www.nps.gov/nr/travel/wash/dc61.htm. Accessed 26 Mar. 2017. Background: This source talks a little bit about the background of 14th Street. I think this would be very useful to use because it would be something that I could compare 14th Street now […]

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Urban living

When people think of suburbia, they often think of matching homes lining up the street, long picket fences, nice big lawn, and grass, with middle-class white Americans living in the neighborhood. In this chapter “Suburbia, Schaumburg Illinois, Fleming discusses some of the reasoning behind why suburbia exists, why it is both good and bad, and […]

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Street Portraits of Women

  These portraits are of strong powerful women with very meaningful messages directed towards everyone walking on the streets, especially street harassers. All of the words on the posters are very strong and in-your-face, and especially with the text being so big and the word “Women” being in bold. Because the portraits of the women […]

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Commonplace 3

I have always enjoyed watching movies since I was a little girl. I was not so much into reading when I was little, but if a movie was playing on TV I would already be sitting in front of the screen enjoying almost everything I was seeing. I’ve never really been that big of a […]

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