Project Title

A Divisive Community Design: Atlanta Public Investments and Residential Displacements

Academic department under which the project should be listed

CACM - Architecture

Research Mentor Name

Pegah Zamani

Abstract (300 words maximum)

This research looks through a historical lens to inquire why there are dramatic differences between the north and south areas of Atlanta and how it is all connected to racial and wealth gaps in the city. Tracing what happened to the community in the past, the research seeks out why the Southside of Atlanta has many abandoned homes and is less developed than other areas of Atlanta. The study reviews these abandoned neighborhoods through a sustainable and equitable lens. Evaluating why the community could not combat gentrification, the research focuses on reasons such as; high poverty rates, lack of funding/mortgages for home ownership, and not being provided with the proper resources to thrive. Thus, the findings highlight the impact of discriminatory construction practices, the systematic absence of financial support and services to residents in specific areas of the city, and its effects on the public infrastructure level of stunted growth.

Disciplines

Architectural History and Criticism | Architecture | Urban, Community and Regional Planning

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A Divisive Community Design: Atlanta Public Investments and Residential Displacements

This research looks through a historical lens to inquire why there are dramatic differences between the north and south areas of Atlanta and how it is all connected to racial and wealth gaps in the city. Tracing what happened to the community in the past, the research seeks out why the Southside of Atlanta has many abandoned homes and is less developed than other areas of Atlanta. The study reviews these abandoned neighborhoods through a sustainable and equitable lens. Evaluating why the community could not combat gentrification, the research focuses on reasons such as; high poverty rates, lack of funding/mortgages for home ownership, and not being provided with the proper resources to thrive. Thus, the findings highlight the impact of discriminatory construction practices, the systematic absence of financial support and services to residents in specific areas of the city, and its effects on the public infrastructure level of stunted growth.