Urban Geography

Maps are a way that we can interpret urban experiences. Maps have been traditionally used to bound space, to
graph the earth and create boundaries between cities, states, nations, etc. As we will see in this class, red
lining maps were used to assign which racial groups could live in a particular area. Maps can therefore be tools
for the reproduction of social wealth and hierarchies. However, they can also be used to tell alternative stories
of urban experiences and can be mobilized for social justice purposes. In this assignment I ask you to explore
one of these maps and write about how it exposes key themes in the class. Tell me about the maps and how
you experienced them. Also detail the kinds of alternative pasts and futures that the maps expose. You may
pick a map of your choosing. I include these below as examples. You must utilize at least two course readings
in your analysis.
3 PAGES, MUST INCORPORATE AT LEAST TWO READINGS
Eviction and Resistance:
https://www.antievictionmap.com/about
Policing and Incarceration:
https://milliondollarhoods.org
Mapping Indigenous LA:
https://mila.ss.ucla.edu

Sample Solution

ACED ESSAYS