SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of December 2

Country of Tenants
Rent control is finding new life as a pathway to housing affordability in expensive cities and as a source of grassroots power for tenants as a political group. Max Budovitch MCP '18 follows the regulation debate from Morningside Heights to Chicago’s Kenwood neighborhood, from the purchase of Manhattan to the defeat of California’s Proposition 10. Urban Omnibus.

Documenting the rapidly changing Astro-industry
Architecture Teaching Fellow Maya Shopova MArch '18 is co-organizing an IAP workshop to document the changing astro-industry together with students from ACT and the Media Lab. This January, a group of MIT artists, architects and researchers are heading to the Atacama desert to produce a documentary. Learn more about their mission

America's Top 50 Women In Tech
Media Lab’s Joy Buolamwini SM ’17, Danah Boyd SM '02, Rana el Kaliouby PD ’06, Limor Fried '03, MNG '05, and Mary Lou Jepsen SM '89 were selected to the Forbes list of America's Top 50 Women in Tech. See the full list.

Zombie Homes Initiative
DUSP student Haley Meisenholder spent her summer working w/ Deputy Commissioner Leila Bozorg MCP ’10 at NYCHousing. Their work on the Zombie Homes Initiative led to a lawsuit against mortgage holders of zombie properties, an important milestone in addressing urban blight in NYC. Read a project profile and learn more about the initiative