Space Generates Opportunity

In chapter 8 “Toward a New Socialspatial Dialectic” of City of Rhetoric, David Fleming rhetorically explains the idea that space matters because the organization of it can lead to an equal field of opportunities for all individuals to express their rhetorical voices. More specifically, he argues that there exists a link between individual’s environments and […]

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The New Urbanism

In section two, chapter six of David Fleming’s, City of Rhetoric, Fleming focuses on the concept of ‘New Urbanism”. Fleming describes the concept of mixed urbanism as the implementation of  “socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods” (123). These socioeconomically diverse neighborhoods where introduced through the construction of townhouses with the intention of a mixed buyer market from different […]

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New Urbanism

NEW URBANISM   The idea of creating a social mix in troubled neighborhoods with the intentions of educating, integrating, and helping the community as a whole is not what it seems. In “The City of Rhetoric”, David Fleming explains that this system, which has been implemented, is undermining and silencing the poor while celebrating the […]

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Commonplace #6

  How many boards  Could the Mongols hoard If the Mongol hordes got bored? – Calvin and Hobbes by Bill Watterson This sentence has rhetoric which makes it silly even though it is a grammatically sound sentence.The beginning of the sentence about the mongols has a subject(mongols) and a verb(hoard) that allow it to stand […]

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Buffalo

  “Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo [buffalo] Buffalo buffalo” buffalo = doer, noun [buffalo] = doing, verb This heavily parsed but grammatically correct sentence, created in 1972 by William J. Rapaport, employs the various meanings and parts of speech for the word “buffalo”. It uses the word buffalo as the city, the animal, and the verb […]

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