Urban design Reflection

This visit was well worth the short trip to the Voorhees building. Our class did plenty of research on the Farragut houses and it’s surrounding areas, documenting our finding on its safety, crime, demographics and so on. It was interesting to see another class who did similar research and used said research to devise a way to better the community. All three groups that presented their findings and solutions to use recognized the desolate nature of the area and realized that focusing on correcting that was key. Some ideas were to try to up the safety factor of the area with wider streets and shorter blocks and to add more commerce buildings, and some wanted to diversify the area into multiple forms of Commerce and residential buildings to try and create an atmosphere of camaraderie amongst community members. I thought all the presentations were well thought out and interesting

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