Keep Ya Head Up

Within the cafe that is near my site there were plenty of inspirational quotes on the wall. In this picture there were at least 6 of them. The quotes of this wall not only give inspiration but also make the cafe look more cool, up and coming and urban-like. Since the cafe has such details […]

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BED DigiDoc Textual Analysis: Judiciary Square

Adjacent to Greatness, Without Cohesion: A Rhetorical History of Judiciary Square and Its Built Environment According to the District of Columbia Courts’ website, Judiciary Square and the buildings within it represent an environment of refined greatness, dedicated to history, and adjacent to the monumental core of Washington D.C. The area itself, located north of Pennsylvania […]

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Sources for Built Environment, 7th Street NW DC

“1500 Block of 7th Street NW about to ‘Pop.’” 1500 Block of 7th Street NW about to “Pop” ~ BadWolf DC, November 5, 2013. http://badwolfdc.blogspot.com/2013/11/1500-block-of-7th-street-nw-about-to-pop.html. In this article, the argument is that there is a dramatic transformation occurring on 7th street. I know this because throughout the article the unknown author lists out all of […]

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Sarah Schindler on Segregation Through the Built Environment

In her work “Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment,” Sarah Schindler argues that the way city buildings, bridges, metro stops, and roads are set up is designed to segregate certain communities, whether it be intentional or unintentional. Throughout the article, Schindler discusses multiple ways in which city planners and […]

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Built Environment Final Analysis: Crack Cocaine and the Keys to Infrastructural Revival

Crack Cocaine and the Keys to Infrastructural Revival        Located in the northwestern quadrant of Washington, D.C., the downtown D.C. area has served as the political, social, and economic epicenter of our nation’s capital for numerous decades. Beginning with the construction of the White House in 1791, downtown D.C. has transformed from a […]

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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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GrossE_IntroductiontoBE

It is important that the New Community Church, a place of accepting and inclusive values, is a physically welcoming place in order to make everyone feel more integrated with a gentrifying community like Shaw, DC. This project describes the rhetorical way in which different groups of people view the gentrification of the Shaw area and […]

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