SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of February 4

Changing the urban landscape in China
Former fighter jet pilot Architecture alum Benjamin Wood MArch ’84 is helping to rethink Chinese cities. MIT Technology Review. 

How one maker is turning her horrible experience into a force for good
"Even if something starts within the warm and fuzzy nest of open source, it may not stay there." Make: delves into the whys and wherefores of Patent Pandas from Media Lab alum Jie Qi SM '12, PD '16, PhD '16.

"Bricks or Clicks?: The efficiency of alternative retail channels"
A new working paper from CRE's Bill Wheaton and Ed Tung MSRED '18 addresses the operational efficiency of online retailers versus traditional brick-and-mortar locations. Learn more.

Alum appointed curator at MAD
MIT Media Lab alum John Underkoffler '88, SM '91, PhD '99 (MAS) has been named curator-at-large for design technology at New York’s Museum of Arts and Design. Artforum.

More housing alone won’t solve housing crisis
Creating more, dense housing alone will not solve the housing crisis in Somerville. David Tisel MCP '18 outlines how legal rights for tenants need to be part of a longterm solution for a just city. CommonWealth.