March 5, 2008

blog prompt 5

Explore through image and text how the built environment affects (supports or
detracts) who you are. Speculate in terms of frameworks, clockworks, phenomena and

The built environment affects who I am in a couple of ways. It first supports who i am by the built environment I've grown up in. I've always lived in middle surburban areas, such as shown in the picture below. Being that i have always grown up in the suburbs I didn't have much experience being in the a big city. This detracts from who i am. When coming to school this past fall it was almost a culture shock in a way because i wasn't used to the "big city". I had never used public transportation before coming here for school. If i ever wanted to go places back home I would just hop in my car and drive there. I was very naive about inner city life. I didn't realize that so many people were homeless until one day when i was walking about downtown. Through the experiences i have come in contact so far with the built environment it has made me the person I am today and i hope to further grow as a person.


February 17, 2008

Blog Prompt 3

Goal 7 – Ensure environmental sustainability

"Sustainability means living, working and behaving in a way that will sustain the integrity and biodiversity of the local, regional and planetary ecosystems on which all life depends. It means finding ways to achieve the quality that we seek in our own lives without sacrificing the quality that Earth's many and varied ecosystems need".
Guy Dauncey

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February 4, 2008

blog prompt 1

energy, flow, and transformation through the city.

power lines bring energy that is needed to power the city

energy drinks give people energy to keep up with lifes busy schedules

cities are built next to oceans, lakes, and rivers to give access to other regions giving the city a sense of flow

skyscrapers can be iconic and transform a cities skyline