SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of August 26

Emerging scholar assists in expanding the College’s history and theory curriculum
This fall, the University of Houston Gerald D. Hines College of Architecture and Design welcomes Architecture alumna Azra Dawood SM '10, PhD '18 (HTC) as its first visiting Emerging Scholar. Her research engages with themes of internationalism, philanthropy, and religion across the “Islamic world” and the US. Learn more.

Health, wealth, and cities
“We should be aiming for cities that are supportive of human health for everyone, rich or poor, and of any race or ethnicity,” DUSP’s Mariana Arcaya MCP ’08 examines health disparities within metro areas. MIT News.

Oakland greenlights huge new project, very few parking spaces
Panoramic Interests' Director of Development Zac Shore MSRED ’13 and Founder Patrick Kennedy MSRED ’86 received a permit for multifamily development with "very few parking spaces.” Bisnow

Labor intensive
"Are people participating in the gig economy because they want to make extra money to spend for fun—or are they forced into it?" DUSP’s Jason Jackson PhD ’13, asks. Focusing on ride-hailing apps, see what Jackson's research finds. MIT Spectrum. 

Is AI finally catching up with the needs of CRE?
CRE alumna Jennifer Conway Viriato MSRED ’18 discusses her research on the impact of AI on real estate. She will speak at the CREW Network Convention September 25-27 in Orlando, Florida. GlobeSt.