RA 5: Cities of Rhetoric

Reading the ninth chapter of City of Rhetoric, was a good way to tie up everything I learned throughout the book.  David Fleming finalizes the book restating many of the claims he developed throughout it. He begins the final chapter calling for the readers to have “humility toward the built world”.  In other words, Fleming […]

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RA6: Afterword

RA6 Within “Afterword” in his City of Rhetoric, David Fleming proposes a new ideal of thought towards “place and community”. Fleming wraps up his argument by showing the “purpose” of his writing and his overall stance on the neglect of domestic public life. Fleming shares that the, “ neglect of domestic public life under this […]

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RA 6

In the last chapter of David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, Fleming brings up the term built environment, and how it is something that is ever present in society. He argues how there is an interaction between humans and the environment around them, and that this interaction constantly changes the world around us. He explains that further by […]

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RA 5

In chapter seven of David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, the topic discussed is home. In this chapter, Fleming introduces the last topoi by using the revitalization of Cabrini Green as an example. He discusses the history of public housing, and how even though the government considers it “low-income”, it is actually destined for those in […]

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Final Chapter

In his final City of Rhetoric chapter, author David Fleming argues that it is extremely difficult to design environments that are conducive to human flourishing. Even though there is difficulty in such task, humans still keep trying. Through his exploration of these environments, Fleming briefly states, “But designing for people is not just about ensuring […]

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