SA+P Alumni in the Media: Week of May 7

So much more than a swing set: Coryn Kempster receives the 2018 Architectural League Prize
Architecture alum Coryn Kempster MArch ’08 was honored for his work developing environments that foster social interaction. Kempster talks about how designers can strengthen urban social connections on a small budget in a recent interview.

NYC and Amtrak take major step toward transformative vision for Sunnyside Yard
DUSP alumni Vishaan Chakrabarti MCP ’93, Sharon Greenberger MCP ’93, Cali Williams MCP '08, and Lynne Sagalyn PhD '80 are part of the team that will transform the site in Western Queens. Learn more in Architects Newspaper and read the press release.

How much are you ‘smoking' by breathing urban air?
"Have you ever wondered how many cigarettes you’re passively smoking while walking through the streets of a polluted, smog-infused city?" Media Lab alum Marcelo Henrique Coelho SM '08, PhD '13 worked with Amaury Martiny  to create an app that tracks live pollution data. CityLab.

ACT alumna at the Gwangju Biennale
Alia Farid SMVisS ’08 will be featured in this year's Gwangju Biennale at the invitation of Clara Kim, Daskalopoulos Senior Curator at London's Tate Modern. Learn more about the biennale, on view from September 7 to November 11, 2018.

For a truly ‘smart’ city, you need a ‘geographic action system’
An op-ed-style piece from architect and professor emeritus of U Maryland Roger K. Lewis ’64 MArch ’67. Washington Post.

Architect, planner, crime fighter?
DUSP alumna Ifeoma Ebo MCP ’06 is a strategist in the Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice, which has made design a critical part of its work to improve public safety and the functioning of the criminal justice system in New York City. Read a recent interview in Urban Omnibus.

Breaking boundaries in a male-dominated world
Media Lab professor and Architecture alumna Neri Oxman PhD ’10 is breaking boundaries in a male-dominated world, but has little interest in being recognized as a great female designer. She tells CNN about her world.

Folly/Function 2018: RRRolling Stones
“RRRolling Stones” from Architecture alumni Sasa Zivkovic MArch ’12 and Leslie Lok MArch ’11 of the experimental design practice HANNAH has won the Folly/Function 2018 competition. The 2018 competition asked entrants to propose movable outdoor seating to be used in Socrates Sculpture Park. The Architectural League of New York.

Vishaan Chakrabarti sees the future in old cities
India-born architect and urban theorist Vishaan Chakrabarti MCP '93 credits his immigrant background with helping him become an expert in "reading culture.” Architectural Digest.

Out of time / Saindo do tempo
Work on the Valongo Wharf in Rio de Janeiro from DUSP alumna Sara Zewde MCP ’10 is featured in the April 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine.
May is urban planning month at Frank News
Frank News, an online publication dedicated to the continuous examination of the institutions shaping our everyday experiences, is devoting the current May 2018 issue to urban planning. Each day of May, a new multimedia piece of content will be published, delving into the range of planning professionals’ views on urban planning. Curated and co-edited by MCP candidates Kelly Leilani Main and Max Moinian, this month will feature a host of content from DUSP faculty, alumni, and students – including Tom Campanella PhD ‘99, Polina Bakhteiarov ’10, ’11, MCP ‘11, Lawrence Vale SM ’88, Brent Ryan PhD ’02, and visiting scholar Garnette Cadogan. Read the issue.