Eric Klinenberg: Places for the People: How Social Infrastructure can Help Fight Inequality, Polarization, and the Decline of Civic Life

Reflection In this excerpt, Eric Klinenberg reflects on his research on the Chicago Heat Wave of 1995 as background for his argument on how social infrastructure is vital for human survival. Social infrastructure is a democratic system which not only protects the equality of people and their ability to interact but also affects economic growth. […]

Noticing Urban Complexities

Cooperation vs. Gentrification: Bed Stuy Strives to Stay Local   This video introduced me to the idea of a cooperative organization as a business model. Gentrification is a rising problem in New York City, especially Brooklyn, but this video offers a solution that involves the current residents to combat high living costs. When residents are […]

Secondary Sources on Climate and Gentrification in NYC

Secondary Sources on Climate and Gentrification in NYC   Climate   How future flooding due to climate change can affect NYC   http://nymag.com/intelligencer/2016/09/new-york-future-flooding-climate-change.html   How Red Hook rebuilt itself after Hurricane Sandy   https://insideclimatenews.org/news/26102017/hurricane-sandy-anniversary-brooklyn-red-hook-vulnerable-waterfront-neighborhood-adapting   Department of Environmental Conservation Facts about Climate Change in NY   https://www.dec.ny.gov/energy/94702.html   What the National Climate Assesment says about […]

Walk Again to Red Hook

President’s Day: 2/18/19 Observations: The Craft of Research template: I am studying the neighborhood of Red Hook because I’m trying to find out about the change in structures and buildings in order to help my reader understand the development and gentrification of Red Hook. I arrived at Red Hook by taking the subway and getting off […]

Zeisel’s List of Do’s and Don’ts for Observing Physical Traces

Inquiry by Design: Tools for Environment-Behavior Research John Zeisel Do’s: Be critical and ask questions Become a full participant Observe in context and notice setting Use annotative diagrams, recordings, drawings, photographs Be aware props change setting (also change in space) Look for displays of self/personalization/identification Look for official messages Don’t’s: Observe unobtrusively/passively Be aware of “selective […]

Red Hook Exhibition

In this exhibition, I seek to explore Red Hook’s history of public housing and development, as it is currently the site of the largest public housing development in Brooklyn. These images present a collection of the transformation and development of Red Hook, through its inhabitants as well as cultural and physical terrain.   Otsego Street Creamer Street (1939) Pictured […]

Annotated Bibliography

1 Agarwal, Kritika. “DOING RIGHT ONLINE: ARCHIVISTS SHAPE AN ETHICS FOR THE DIGITAL AGE.” American Historical      Association. Accessed January 27, 2019. https://www.historians.org/publications-and-directories/perspectives-on-                          history/november-2016/doing-right-online-archivists-shape-an-ethics-for-the-digital-age.         Agarwal makes the claim that due to online archives and databases, law enforcement could monitor and […]

Red Hook: Week 1

Ikea Address: 1 Beard St, Brooklyn, NY 11231 To access the Red Hook Ikea, I took the 4 train to Wall Street and then walked to Pier 11. There, I waited for the next Ikea Express Shuttle to take me from Manhattan directly to Red Hook. Upon arrival, dozens of people, mainly couples and families, hastily […]