SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of August 27

Petrourbanism: Initial notes on Houston after theory
Almost a year after Hurricane Harvey, Architecture alum Michael Kubo PhD '17 explores Houston’s current urban transformations, sharing examples of hope for a new, more expansive urbanism for the city. The Architects Newspaper.

“A Color Removed”
Through a new local community art exhibit, ACT alum Michael Rakowitz SM '98  helps a city heal. Learn more. 

Why two years of historic wildfires haven’t made Southern California safer
DUSP alumna Molly Mowery MCP '08 explains why after two years of historic wildfires in California, fires continue to intensify. She offers a pathway to a safer future for California residents through forward orientated policy implementation. Bloomberg Businessweek

Using light to see deep inside our bodies and brains
In her 2018 TED Talk, Media Lab alumna Mary Lou Jepsen SM '89 unveils new technologies that utilize light and sound to track tumors and measure neural activity, offering a potential replacement for MRI machines. Watch.

MIT champions large-scale timber architecture with Longhouse proposal
"Mass-timber buildings offer a promising solution for housing and carbon reduction goals, in addition to providing a sustainable solution for cities to address urban sprawl." Media Lab alum and Architecture research scientist John Klein SM ’15 (MAS) talks to Dezeen about the “Longhouse” project. Dezeen.