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  1. Oct 2016
    1. spatial patterning

      a perceptual structure, placement, or arrangement of objects on Earth. It also includes the space in between those objects. Patterns may be recognized because of their arrangement; maybe in a line or by a clustering of points. https://www.una.edu/geography/lights_night/step_1.htm

    2. These features can help enable and enhance a sense of being away and thereby lead to attention restoration

      These features help students forget that their at a college campus and helps them become more attentive, for example hurt park located at Georgia State.

    3. conceptualization

      to form in to a concept or make a concept of someting. http://www.dictionary.com/browse/conceptualization

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

      Many people have different perceptions of what nature is , it could refer to anything green for some or open spaces for others.

    5. Now as climate change is a major scientific and political issue, a renewed commitment to sustainability is evident in campus planning efforts to integrate built and open spaces within “green infrastructure”

      This is very important and is mostly applicable to colleges located somewhere urban such as Georgia State where global warming would pose more of a threat.

    6. Early American colleges and universities were self-sufficient and often built in rural locations with dormitories, dining halls and recreation facilities

      Many of these "early" colleges are still present today.They were probably built in rural locations to help students avoid distractions.

    7. 1). Well-designed and connected networks of indoor and open spaces on campuses can be key, yet typically overlooked catalysts, in student learning and a strong influence on students’ initial and longstanding experiences that promote a sense of belonging to the learning community

      A perfect example to support this statement,is the Georgia State plaza,Its an open space where students can go sit during class break.It gives students a sense of community as you're surrounded by your peers.

    8. The college experience is a stimulating and demanding time in a student’s life where a multitude of curricular and extra-curricular situations require frequent and heavy use of direct, focused attention and concentration (Wentworth & Middleton, 2014

      I couldn't agree with this statement more.College is definitely one of the most challenging times in a student's life.

    9. Americans expect a university campus to look different than other places (Gumprecht, 2007) and that the campus “expresses something about the quality of academic life, as well as its role as a citizen of the community in which it is located”

      This statement illustrates how the design of a campus plays an important part on whether students choose to attend it or not.

    10. American higher education institutions face unique twenty-first century changes and challenges in providing good, holistic learning spaces for the diverse and evolving needs of today’s college student

      This represents the main claim of the article and gives an insight on what the article is about.

  2. Sep 2016
    1. nts wanted the fence to keep out crime and keep their property values up, and “there was a not insubstantial vocal segment of the Rosedale whose racist views were made readily apparent.”105 Another common ve

      The residents of these wealthy neighborhoods, believed people of color would bring crime to the neighborhood.

    2. a private developer constructed a six-foot-high wall—known as Eight Mile Wall—to separate an existing black neighborhood from a new white one that was to be constructed.93 Historically, t

      The writer is an example of how historically white people were separated from people of colour.

    3. place can allow those in charge, such as police officers, to determine who belongs in that place and who does not.65 Similarly, Step

      This has been seen so many times in the media. People of color gunned down, because they were simply at the wrong place at the wrong time.

    4. 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. Decisions about i

      The writer depicts, how simple things such as landscape, can isolate people.

    5. s addressed the exclusionary impacts of racially restrictive covenants and zoning ordinances, most legal scholars, courts, and legislatures have given little attention to the use of these less obvious exclusionary urban design tactics. Street grid layou

      This depicts that, segregation still exists to some extent despite changes to the law. It recognizes, how the rich mostly benefit from this law. The scholars,courts, and legislatures, probably live in these rich neigbours, and as a result, they have given less attention to these "exclusionary urban design tatctics".

  3. Aug 2016
    1. Bridges were designed to be so low that buses could not pass under them in order to prevent people of color from accessing a public beach. Walls, fences, and highways separate historically white neighborhoods from historically black ones

      The writer is giving a brief history of what her article is about.