Commonplace Book Entry 1

  • Although the Atlanta, Georgia, metropolitan area is known for its car-centric, sprawling development patterns, it has a subway system: the Metro-politan Atlanta Regional Transit Authority (MARTA).

Emphasis is created through the use of a colon on the name of the subway system, MARTA.

  • The architected urban landscape regulates, and the architecture itself is a form of regulation.

The architected urban landscape regulates. The architecture itself is a form of regulation.

a comma and fanboy is used to make the sentence smooth and appealing to the reader.

  • This fence, which was constructed by the local housing authority with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), blocked access to and through Rosedale, a contiguous, mostly white neighborhood.

This fence, which was constructed by the local housing authority with funding from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). It blocked access to and through Rosedale, a contiguous, mostly white neighborhood.

When splitting the sentence into two sentences, it gives a subtle pause.

  • laws restricting the use of eminent domain; however, many of those new laws retained exceptions allowing its use to clear blight.

semicolon is used to long the 2 IC’s.

subordinate conjunction “however” is used to continue the idea