STRONG FOUNDATIONS: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN MITIGATING BALTIMORE’S RACIAL DISPARITIES

dc.contributor.advisorNoonan, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorQuintanilla, Meloneeen_US
dc.contributor.departmentArchitectureen_US
dc.contributor.publisherDigital Repository at the University of Marylanden_US
dc.contributor.publisherUniversity of Maryland (College Park, Md.)en_US
dc.date.accessioned2021-07-15T05:32:55Z
dc.date.available2021-07-15T05:32:55Z
dc.date.issued2021en_US
dc.description.abstractThe underfunding of public infrastructure in majority Black communities of the USA is an historic issue exacerbated by disenfranchisement, redlining, ‘slum’ clearance, and systemic racism. The Harlem Park neighborhood in West Baltimore needs a new school complex to replace the current Harlem Park Elementary/Middle and Augusta Fells High School building. The existing building is a relic of the disastrous 1961 Urban Renewal plan that created Route 40 (the “Highway to Nowhere”) and destroyed hundreds of homes in the neighborhood. This thesis will explore the role of educational architecture in both repairing a community harmed by discriminatory design and lessening racial disparities in education. As we grapple with yet another wave of societal reckoning, let us imagine a world where the children of Harlem Park have equal opportunity to a strong foundation of public education.en_US
dc.identifierhttps://doi.org/10.13016/c5ff-ucuv
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1903/27518
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.subject.pqcontrolledArchitectureen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBaltimoreen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledBlack Communitiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledRacial Disparitiesen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledSchool Designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUrban Designen_US
dc.subject.pquncontrolledUrban Renewalen_US
dc.titleSTRONG FOUNDATIONS: EXPLORING THE ROLE OF EDUCATIONAL ARCHITECTURE IN MITIGATING BALTIMORE’S RACIAL DISPARITIESen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US

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