My first critical analysis is on the Honors group that did Goal 7. The group consisted of Angie Courchaine, Anthony Averbeck and Laura Fickies. The group chose Minneapolis as their location, and I thought that this was not a good location to choose. As bad as things are in Minneapolis, I don’t think we can even compare our conditions to the atrocities that are going on in the rest of the world.
Their analysis of the Riverside Plaza built by Ralph Rapson was thorough however. Their realm of response seemed to be architectural. They offered many solutions to help make the building more environmentally friendly such as a water re-use system, and replacing the windows. They also did some case studies on buildings that have been built sustainably around the U.S. I thought that this was very helpful.
Their presentation felt rushed, but they had a lot of information to go through. In the end, I enjoyed their information.
My second critical analysis is on the Honors group that did Goal 8. This group did an amazing job with their presentation. I thought that their power-point presentation was very strong, and very well laid out. The images that they chose connected perfectly with what they were speaking about.
I thought that they had a unique take on reaching Goal 8. They saw the solution to a global partnership for development through technology. They offered many solutions such as cell phones, and computers equipped with internet. It seemed like they did a very thorough job on their research.
I do think that they could have been a little more critical of the groups that they chose for their realm of response. I was left wondering as to how effective the computers and the technology are. However, in the end, they convinced me that increasing modern technology such as cell phones and cheap computers with internet was a strong step forward towards developing their region.