SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of July 31, 2017

Vineet Gupta on car-free zones for Boston
In the wake of snarled traffic due to the Commonwealth Avenue Bridge project, WBUR recently aired a conversation featuring Vineet Gupta AR ’88 MCP ’88, the director of policy and planning for the Boston Transportation Department, on whether Boston should have more car-free zones. Listen to the broadcast.

Elisabeth Reynolds on the jobs of the future
Also on WBUR, an interview with DUSP alum Elisabeth Reynolds PhD ’10, executive director of the MIT Industrial Performance Center, on how the booming innovation economy is reinvigorating manufacturing in Massachusetts. Listen to the interview.

2017 ACADIA Conference features SA+P alumni
This November, MIT will host the annual ACADIA conference, dedicated to the use of computers in architecture, planning, and building science. Skylar Tibbits AR ’10, associate professor in MIT Architecture, is co-chair of the conference. Keynote speakers include Ben Fry SM ’00 PhD ’04, Media Lab alumnus and founder of Fathom Information Design; Neri Oxman PhD ’10, associate professor and director of the Media Lab’s Mediated Matter Group; and Jessica Rosenkrantz ’05, founder of Nervous System and lecturer in the Department of Architecture. 

The architecture of first societies with Mark Jarzombek
The Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative (GAHTC) is introducing a new podcast series. The first in the series: a conversation with MIT professor Mark Jarzombek PhD ’86 on the architecture of first societies.