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  1. Sep 2016
    1. miniature cities

      Like University of Georgia (UGA). It's all the way in Athens in a very quite, not fully developed city. It can feel lonely there. Its a completely enclosed campus. Its just like a miniature city.

    2. Fringe(nature dominant)

      Nature dominant campuses I feel like can really exclude students from the outside world. Being surrounded by nature can really be challenging because that is not what they will get it in the real world. Unless you decide to live up in the mountains then that it a different case.

    3. Student perception of the surrounding campus landscape and the opportunities it offers for intentional and unintentional learning or recreational engagement/activity might influence their overall campus experience

      I agree with this statement completely. In open campuses you get more career and job opportunities and you can easily find connections being in the same vicinity as other business buildings and such. This is yet another example that ties greatly with GSU.

    4. “nature”

      in todays generation, nature is anything green.

    5. tranquilizes it and yet enlivens it; and thus through the influence of the mind over the body, gives the effect of refreshing rest and reinvigorating to the whole system

      maybe its just me but I disagree with this completely. I think natural scenery is nice and all but it gets boring after a while. There is not much you can do other than just look at it and take pictures. what he describes sounds like a nice getaway but in real life no one wants to be around trees all the time. City life can be refreshing as well. It gives you a real life experience and its nice to be around a lot of people.

    6. that open space must be treated as a scarce resource”

      enclosed campuses with open spaces is a great advantage of secluded college campuses. It gives students opportunities to do activities or do experiments that are otherwise not possible in open campuses like GSU.

    7. newer campus designs are more amorphous and integrative.

      example: Georgia State University and Georgia Tech. These two are great examples of an amorphous campus, spread out with no designated enclosed space.

    8. Many university founders desired to create an ideal community that was a place apart, secluded from city distraction but still open to the larger community, enabling their students and faculty to devote unlimited time and attention for classical or divinity learning, personal growth, and free intellectual inquiry

      Having colleges being excluded can be a good and bad thing. Good thing because obviously students can pay attention more and focus only on school. It can be a bad thing because it narrows it down to a certain few who can afford to go that college because it forces you to pay for housing and food rather than having the option to commute and living in the comfort of your own house.

    9. Americans expect a university campus to look different than other places

      This is very true not only for Americans but for foreigners as well. They expect all college campuses to look like Harvard or Princeton, but these are just stereotypes. For example Georgia State University is not your average college campus. Its in the heart of Downtown with buildings and classes scattered all over.

    10. The college experience is a stimulating and demanding time in a student’s life

      The college experience I feel like is different for everyone mainly because we all have different backgrounds, goals, financial situations, work ethic, and time management skills. We all have our strengths and weaknesses. College experience for some people is partying and having a great time; for others is working hard to get an education and get a great job with great pay.

  2. Aug 2016
    1. transit stops

      Public transport is commonly used by people of lower class. So they strategically place the transit stops to exclude the lower class from being in the same area as the people of higher class.

    2. rerouting traffic is to inhibit harmful behaviors tied to drugs and crime.

      I think this is the same reason why Marta has not been moved up south because they don’t want people doing drugs and crime being in their neighborhood.

    3. Local governments

      Local governments would because people running the government do this for their own benefit. To have a place to live where only people of their rank live in. And to mold the traffic and people of color and lower class out of their way.

    4. However, many communities lack sidewalks and crosswalks, making it difficult to cross the street or walk through a neighborhood. Sometimes this is intentional.86 For example, in his book detailing continuing racism and intentionally white communities in the United States, James Loewen describes architectural exclusion in some towns where “[s]idewalks and bike paths are rare and do not connect to those in other communities inhabited by residents of lower social and racial status.”87 If someone wanted to walk or bike to another area, then, it might have to be along the shoulder of a busy road or on the road itself.

      Bike lanes are rarely seen. At least where I live I barely see any. When I do see them they are so short in width that if the bike were to accidently move slightly out of the lane, it would surely get hit by a coming car. And the area I live in there is like zero access to public transport so maybe that’s a reason for a lack of bike lanes. People who use these methods are transport are just not wanted in my area.

    5. hysically difficult

      The measures he took to keep away people of color are beyond extreme. It’s sad. America has this reputation for being the “land of the free,” but then there are bridges being built to exclude people of a different skin color from coming to another piece of land.

    6. control human behavior or hinder access

      without the humans having any knowledge of this being done to them. This is physiological torture. Excluding people intentionally and permanently with them thinking and wondering why this is happening to them. Why they can't gain access to certain places.

    7. architecture can be, and is, used to exclude.

      Well after reading this article who would't agree upon this controversy. I never really thought about it before but now it's so clear. Architecture which is hard, built on concrete, hard to move, set in stone; its the easiest way to exclude people without people knowing about it.

    8. monumental structures of concrete and steel embody a systematic social inequality, a way of engineering relationships among people that, after a time, becomes just another part of the landscape

      They are made of concrete so that there is no way to escape it. It is set in stone and its what it will be and stay forever. Concrete is hard and heavy; it is used to built structures dividing the people with no way out of it.

    9. Throughout history, people have used varied methods to exclude undesirable individuals from places where they were not wanted

      Like the Jim Crow Laws were passes to make it "separate but equal," but in reality they were a way to keep the people of color away from the white people giving them no equality at all. The Jim Crow laws made matter worst in fact.

    10. We often experience our physical environment without giving its features much thought

      we never gave the features much thought because that's something we think the government can never be capable of doing. Like we know the government is bad and corrupt and whatnot, but this is something we don't expect them to do because this just takes it to another level of discrimination.