Monthly Archives: May 2013

Built Environments #9: The Changing Face of the Old Fourth Ward

Can you guess the Atlanta neighborhoods that were gentrifying in the 70s and 80s? It’s a little hard, right? If you’ve only been here for the past five or ten years, Atlanta doesn’t appear to have changed very much. The … Continue reading

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Built Environments #8: “I wish this was a…” – Juliana, O4W resident

Juliana and I play a quick game of “I wish this was a…” at the end of a much longer interview that I’m still editing. Basically, you pick an abandoned building, you imagine that you have oodles of money, and … Continue reading

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Built Environments #7: A Presentation on Former Atlanta Public Housing Residents

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Built Environments #6: The O4W “For Rent”

I have been debating cataloging every “for rent” sign that I pass in the Old Fourth Ward. It may be a task that I am not up to. There are a lot of living spaces opening up, being renovated, and … Continue reading

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Built Environments #5: The One Where I Argue With Someone Who May Be Dead About Gentrification

I started reading the book about gentrification that was written in 1984. Books about gentrification that were written in more recent times are out of my price range. This book was exactly in my price range by only costing $4.14. … Continue reading

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Built Environments #4: The Ghetto Waxes the Ghetto Wanes

As I go through my daily life, I hear a lot of talk about “bad neighborhoods” and “good neighborhoods”.  Good neighborhood is often synonymous with middle-class to upper class white neighborhoods in urban and suburban environments. And bad neighborhood is … Continue reading

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Built Environments #3: “I wish this was a…”

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