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  1. Aug 2016
    1. Throughout history, people have used varied methods to exclude undesirable individuals from places where they were not wanted

      Canada also does this for their process of citizenship. To become a citizen of canada, you have to pay a large sum of money, and tell them why you would be a productive member of their society

    2. Such devices include physical barriers to access—low bridges, road closings, and the construction of walls—as well as the placement of transit stops, highway routes, one-way streets, and parking-by-permit-only requirements.

      This may just be my opinion, but when cops use road blocks and search everybody's cars before exits, it could be used as a tactic to keep all of the potential crime out of neighborhoods, and to keep potential law breakers from trying to go to that exit in the future.

    3. This Article examines the sometimes subtle ways that the built environment has been used to keep certain segments of the population—typically poor people and people of color—separate from others.

      This is especilly apparent in Atlanta's northern suburbs, and even in Augusta Georgia with their clear line dividing the poor "South Augusta" and the wealther "North Augusta"

    4. Why have the Court, judges, and lawmakers—the entities usually tasked with crafting and enforcing antidiscrimination law—failed to find fault with these sorts of physical acts of exclusion?

      I feel like it is not difficult to find fault with it, it just looks bad on them.

    5. Street grid design, one-way streets, the absence of sidewalks and crosswalks, the location of highways and transit stops, and even residential parking permit requirements can shape the demographics of a city and isolate a neighborhood from those surrounding it, often intentionally

      This is especially apparent in Atlanta. A lot of times, the projects and low income neighborhoods are pushed to the edge of the highways and near public transportation, because it is considered undesirable to wealthier sects of society.

    6. The lack of public-transit connections to areas north of the city makes it difficult for those who rely on transit—primarily the poor and people of color—to access job opportunities located in those suburbs.8

      What can we do to connect all societies of Atlanta?