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  1. Oct 2016
    1. reconceptualize

      The process of re capturing an idea from a different perspective.

    2. Students spend most of their tightly structured learning time indoors

      Being indoors in a classroom makes me feel confined to the space and as a student being in a tight space with droopy colors it tends to make me feel less comfortable and I lose interest in the lesson.

    3. Most American universities are situated on large number of acres (up to 28,000 acres) and function like miniature cities

      This statement is very true colleges are like mini cities they usually function in towns where they are the only thing out there and populations are larger then the city itself.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. 2013 provides us a unique opportunity to reconceptualize the campus landscape of the future as an attentional resource.

      The campus landscapes of the future should have some type of student input in my opinion because we have to spend the majority of our time in there and we know what would allow for the best learning in the digital era.

    2. Students spend most of their tightly structured learning time indoors

      I believe that if some classes were outdoors it would help with the students mental fatigue especially with the lighting of the classrooms. i remember last year i had a couple classes outside on the roof of urban life and it was just refreshing to get into a new space.

    3. Urban (mostly built) Viewing a roof garden from the windows of a student lounge Mural of a landscape scene on the wall of a tunnel or walkway Outdoor plaza used for art classes Spaces between campus buildings Outdoor water features Green roofs Rain gardens Height of buildings Complexity and ornamentation of façade Sense of enclosure (no blocked views)

      This category is exactly how GSU is built but i believe the university is making strides to have a little bit more green spaces for us on campus.

    4. Involuntary attention occurs when individuals are presented with stimuli that are “inherently intriguing” (p.124).

      the term involuntary attention is one that strikes me as being funny because i can see this happening in my astrology class something interesting will be going on in plaza and i just stare out her window.

    5. Interaction with nature, in particular, can help to maintain or restore cognitive function such as direct attention, problem solving, focus and concentration, impulse inhibition, and memory, which can become depleted from fatigue or with overuse

      who is to say that a student learns better on a traditional campus than an urban one? i for one feel like its a better space to see the things i learn about in action which helps me retain the knowledge better .

    6. Defining “nature” can pose a bit of problem however.

      It is a problem to try and define nature because most people view nature as grass and trees but nature can in fact be the buildings that surround a person in the city.

  3. Aug 2016
    1. he shaped much of New York’s infrastructure, including a number of “low-hanging overpasses” on the Long Island parkways that led to Jones Beach.3 According to his biographer, Moses directed that these overpasses be built intentionally low so that buses could not pass under them.4 This design decision meant that many people of color and poor people, who most often relied on public transportation, lacked access to the lauded public park at Jones Beach.5

      Robert Moses acknowledges the environment he built was made to regulate the flow of people who could access Jones beach so without saying whites only he made it quite clear who he didn't want there.

    2. or example, Elise C. Boddie argues that places have racial identities based on their history of or reputation for exclusion, and that courts should consider this racial meaning for purposes of racial discrimination claims

      an example of this would be the association of Auburn ave. with being the hub of African American business and how the south side as a whole is associated with gangsters and African Americans when more than us live on this side of town.

    3. Sometimes transit will allow a person to get close to a given area, but not all the way there, leaving the rider in a dangerous situation.

      If more rich Caucasian people rode the transit system it would be made more protective and stops would be closer to where people live making hit and run situations and robberies drop.

    4. As one scholar acknowledged, “race has been a factor limiting the geography of transit.”125 For example, wealthy white residents of suburban Atlanta, Georgia,126 suburban San Francisco, California,127 and Washington, D.C.,128 have organized to oppose the locating of transit stops in their communities, at least in part because transit would enable people who live in poorer areas of the cities to easily access these wealthier areas.

      The limiting of transit stops holds down a group of people and acts as an oppressive force.

    5. The wall still exists today—a legacy of discriminatory government policy—and though Detroit has experienced declines in segregation in recent years, this city is still the most racially segregated metropolitan area in the United States.96

      the effects of the past still has a negative effect on the present and although we have seen strides to make the discriminatory nature between where people change it has had little effects in other areas.

    6. Scholarship on urban planning, which describes the history of city-building, is rife with tales of physical exclusion.16

      looking back on the history of where people of color are forced to live (the ghettos) would further shed light on this physical exclusion. one example would be the Chicago ghettos my great grandparents lived in because their was no other pace to live that would be close to the city where they worked without having a car.

    7. “The picture that emerges from a more careful review of the record is one of a white community, disgruntled over sharing its street with Negroes, taking legal measures to keep out the ‘undesirable traffic,’ and of a city, heedless of the harm to its Negro citizens, acquiescing in the plan.”13 He believed that through this action, the city was sending a clear message to its black residents,14

      This is a prime example of creating the built environment the way one community wanted it to be,by blocking the people of color from coming into the community through a street that connected them. This action was over looked and given an explanation that made its racial undertone go as unseen as possible.

    8. Regulation through architecture is just as powerful as law, but it is less explicit, less identifiable, and less familiar to courts, legislators, and the general public.

      The regulation of people through architecture honestly is more powerful then law if i can stop you from leaving a certain area i control how you make your money,where you spend it, and the people and opportunities you and future generations will have.

    9. 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

      the lack of transportation to these places north of the city leads to less people of color having higher paying jobs that rely on public transportation. this statement is true because most higher end paying jobs are moving up north or aren't along any public transportation lines.

    10. The built environment is characterized by man-made physical features that make it difficult for certain individuals—often poor people and people of color—to access certain places.

      The built environment explained here gives me a better insight on what we will actually be discussing in this class.the environment built around us can limit the success of people.