SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of Jan. 15

DUSP alumna appointed New MassHousing chief
Chrystal Kornegay MCP '97 has been tapped as the new Chief of MassHousing. Kornegay will be the first woman and first person of color to lead the billion-dollar, quasi-public agency that drives investment in affordable housing across the state. The Boston Globe.

Hospitality and Hosting Relationships in Michael Rakowitz’s Art
Art21 Magazine explores the work of ACT alum Michael Rakowitz SM '98 to build compassion across sites of potential conflict.

Climate Change in My Backyard
"How many times do we need to hear adjectives in their superlative form before we spot a pattern: largest, rainiest, driest, deadliest?" An op-ed from DUSP alumna Leah C. Stokes SM '15, PhD '15. The New York Times

Times Square Heart Competition Winner Features World's Largest Fresnel Lens
This February, the Times Square Alliance will host “Window to the Heart,” a love-themed Fresnel lens designed by Media Lab alumnus Marcelo Coehlo SM ’08, PhD ’13 (MAS) and Aranda\Lasch. The Fresnel lens, set to be the largest in the world, will be 3D-printed by Media Lab spinoff Formlabs from Maxim Lobovsky SM ’11, Natan Linder SM ’11, PhD ’17, and David Cranor SM ’11. "Window to the Heart" opens Feb. 1 and will remain on view through Feb. 28. Architect Magazine

Data collection about public life doesn't have to be private
DUSP's Civic Data Design lab, led by alumna Sarah Williams MCP ’05 in partnership with Gehl Institute releases new report on their Bench Mark project about Sensor-Enabled Street Furniture.

CivilServant Community Research Summit
On January 27, Media Lab alum Nate Matias SM '13, PhD '17 hosts the CivilServant Community Research Summit at the MIT Media Lab. Register to join in the effort to create a safer, more understanding Internet through citizen behavioral science.

DUSP alum serves 8th term as Lafayette (CA) mayor
As Don Tatzin '73, MCP '74, '75 starts his eighth term as mayor and his 33rd year on the Lafayette City Council, he discusses his goals for the upcoming year (and years beyond), reflecting on the changes he has seen and lessons he has learned since he joined the council in 1985, stressing the importance of a transparent and ethical local government. Lamorinda Weekly.

A reference book for architects, designers, and building engineers
Samuel Hurt ’81 recently authored Building Systems in Interior Design, a book written to help prepare students for the real world.
Haiti’s ambassador is a DUSP alumnus
Haiti's Ambassador to the U.S. Paul Altidor MCP ’04 discusses the historical relationship between the two countries and tells the story of his own life and career. PBS NewsHour.

Architecture alum’s project featured in Globe’s “Home of the Week”
William E. Roesner MArch ’66 redesigned and rebuilt a 1914 worker's cottage in Newton as part of a three-year gut-renovation project. Real Estate by and