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Listening and blogging assignment for next week

Really nice work on the midterm presentations, everyone. Don’t forget to submit a PDF of your presentation slides by the end of the day today. For Tuesday, please listen to one of the podcasts linked below and write a 100 word blog post in response to this prompt:

What do you think the speakers and interview subjects did particularly well to communicate their ideas? What questions do you still have, or what do you think they could have explained better? Feel free to link to 1-2 of your favorite podcasts if you regularly listen to ones you want to share.

Podcast episodes:

There Goes the Neighborhood: East New York: Did it Work
Trickery, Fraud, and Deception
Our Town
Here’s the Plan
Daily News Sports Talk: How Brooklyn’s Atlantic Yards Bruised the Neighborhood
Learning Places Summer 2016: Influence of Beaux-Arts on Grand Central Terminal and Penn Station



Site Report 2B due today, site visit Thursday, midterm presentations next week

Today in class we discussed developing a good research question (and viewed the Prezi) and also explored our site through google maps and street view. On Thursday, bring a printout of a map of our site to take notes on if you like.

Midterm presentations take place next Tuesday 10/23 and Thursday 10/25. In class we circulated a sign-up. Please review so you know the date of your presentation and your place in that day’s order of presentations:

Tuesday: Davit, Jean-Pierre, Renzo, Chimdiebube, Katherine, Joel, Sabrina, Ralph, Saqif, Anesha, Mirna

Thursday: Zu Qiang, Daniela, Donna, Ericka, ChuXin, Terry, Maricel, Edith, Guiseppe, James

We have another site visit on Thursday. You have a choice: meet in our classroom by 2:30 to take the subway to Barclays Center together, or get there on your own and meet at the site where we sketched the Barclays Center, in the plaza in front of the main entrance. Please be on time so we can start promptly. Dress for the weather – clear skies, temperatures in the 40s, and a strong breeze are in the forecast.

barclays center entrance

Meeting place on Thursday