MAPP in the News

Recent Publications


"7 New York Hometowns Among Worst ‘Small Cities In America'." By Bobby Welber, Hudson Valley Post, October 19, 2022.

"Lakeland residents weigh in on restorative justice workshop." By Aaron Wright, The Black Explosion, October 18, 2022.

"2022’s Best Small Cities in America." By Adam McCann, WalletHub, October 4, 2022.

"As Purple Line construction resumes, the fight against gentrification is on." By Katherine Shaver, Washington Post, September 30, 2022.

"Look Inside 12 of the Coolest Homes Around Washington." By Marisa M. Kashino, Washingtonian, September 29, 2022.

"City, County residents line up for clean water across Baltimore region after E.coli found." By Tim Swift and Amy Simpson, Fox45 Baltimore. September 6, 2022.

"Despite stipend increases, UMD graduate assistants still struggle financially." By Marwa Barakat, Diamondback, September 4, 2022.

"Compromise and Concessions." By Rebecca McInroy, American Compassion, August 1, 2022.

"Schools are the ‘hubs and hearts’ of neighborhoods – here’s how they can strengthen the communities around them." By Alisha Butler, The Conversation, July 20, 2022.

"Disappearing downtowns: How cities can reuse office buildings that COVID-19 emptied out." By Andrea Yu, The Globe and Mail, June 22, 2022.

"Get In. We’re Going to Save the Mall." By Alexandra Lange, The New York Times, June 8, 2022.

"‘We’re all afraid’: Massive rent increases hit mobile homes." By Abha Bhattarai, Washington Post, June 6, 2022.

"White House moves to address supply shortage with affordable housing initiative." By Austin Denean, The National Desk, May 17, 2022.

"Stopping gentrification in Boyle Heights: Can retail co-op model help?" By Megan Jamerson, KCRW, May 17, 2022.

"How an Air Force veteran discovered his new house was the seat of a plantation where his ancestors were enslaved." By Lesley Stahy, 60 minutes, May 15, 2022.

"To Narrow the Racial Wealth Gap, Help Entrepreneurs of Color Own Property". By Willow Lung-Amam and Nohely Alvarez, Bloomberg, April 28, 2022.

"Green infrastructure helps cities with climate change. So why isn't there more of it?" By Lauren Sommer, WAMU-FM (NPR), April 15, 2022.

"Digital project aims to hold onto Ukrainian culture." By Josh Rosenthal, Fox5 DC, April 12, 2022. 

"Extreme makeover Inner Harbor edition: Five ways to reimagine Harborplace." By Tim Swift, Fox45 Baltimore, April 9, 2022.

"Are dollar stores exacting too high a price on Baltimore neighborhoods?." By Tim Swift, Fox45 Baltimore, March 5, 2022.

"UMD historic preservation program welcomes first woman of color as assistant professor." By Auzinea Bacon, The Diamondback, February 27, 2022.

"City bill would provide up to $1,500 in monthly rent assistance for families in housing crises." By Emily Sullivan, WYPR, February 8, 2022.

"Purple Line construction set to ramp up this spring under new contractor." By Shreya Vuttaluru, The Diamondback, February 7, 2022.

"Purple Line project 'promotes active and engaged communities'." By Bob Pepalis, The Center Square, February 22, 2022.

"An old Virginia plantation, a new owner and a family legacy unveiled." By Joe Heim, The Washington Post, January 22, 2022.

"America’s Next Great Restaurants Are in the Suburbs. But Can They Thrive There?" By Priya Krishna, The Washington Post, January 18, 2022.

"EE.UU. enfrenta el reto de la crisis migratoria en medio de un récord de indocumentados y promesas incumplidas." RTTV, December 27, 2021.

"EPA awards $100K contract to UMD researchers for environmental justice project." By Shreya Vuttaluru, The Diamondback, November 30, 2021.

"Preserving, Documenting, Demolishing York." By Jamie Kinsley and Jim McClure, Witnessing York, September 29, 2021.

"View of the Plaza Mayor". Empire Lines, September 2021.

"Scholar’s archaeological work started with a dig under a York County front porch." By Jim McClure, York Daily Record, September 28, 2021.

"Students have decried College Park housing costs. New apartments could worsen the issue." By Shreya Vuttaluru, The Diamondback, September 10, 2021.

"Weather adds stress to America's crumbling infrastructure." By Adriana Navarro, AccuWeather, August 4, 2021.

"This tool helps create equitable development in communities surrounding the Purple Line." By Cyrus Chimento, Greater Greater Washington, May 21, 2021.

"JPMorgan Chase invests $3 million in UMD initiative to prevent small business displacement." By Lorraine Mirabella, Baltimore Sun, April 9, 2021.

"On the Money: Under Armour supports voting rights, VC firm raises $240M for Asia fund." By Holden Wilen, Baltimore Business Journal, April 7, 2021.

“Maryland tries to eliminate food deserts with beer, wine sales in grocery stores.” NBC 4 Washington, March 8, 2021. 

"Conditions Were Already Bad At This Langley Park Apartment Complex. COVID Made Them Intolerable." By Ally Schweitzer, DCist, March 31, 2021.

The Future Of Burning Man Emerges At Fly Ranch, An Outrageous New World In The Black Rock Desert.” By Jim Dobson, Forbes, March 3, 2021.

Infrastructure Justice, (S4E6).” Disaster Deconstructed Podcast, February 22, 2021.

“Maryland Must Build Thousands More Homes to Keep Prices Affordable, Report Says.” By Ally Schweitzer, WAMU-FM (NPR) and DCist, February 7, 2021.

"Brooklyn Building With Abolitionist History Wins Landmark Status After 17-Year Fight." By Rebecca Bellan, Bloomberg CityLab, February 5, 2021. 

“Black lives matter! Latinx and POC lives matter!” By Clara Irazábal and Jordan Ayala, Critica Urbana, January 20, 2021. 

“The Next New Deal Should be for Black Americans, Too.” By Associate Professor Willow-Lung Amam, Bloomberg CityLab, January 18, 2021. 

"By the People, for the People, but Not Necessarily Open to the People". By Emily Badger, The New York Times, January 12, 2021. 

Expert analyzes the protests at the Capitol: ‘With horror and sadness we are acknowledging these unprecedented events.’” RT TV, January 7, 2021. 

“Working towards resilience through stormwater monitoring.” By Helen Taylor, Stormwater Magazine, December 11, 2020. 

“If you really want to know how old a historic house is, look to the tree rings.” By John Kelly, The Washington Post, December 5, 2020. 

“Residue: What is lost in gentrification?” The Stream, Aljazerra, December 2, 2020. 

"University of Maryland Becomes 'Living Laboratory' for Stormwater Management." In-Situ, December 2020. 

“Why Trump’s Suburban Strategy Failed.” By Associate Professor Willow Lung-Amam, Bloomberg CityLab, November 12, 2020.

“Maryland’s Purple Line has uncertain future after contractor quits, claiming $800 million in overruns.” By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun, November 19, 2020. 

“Race to Equality: race-based housing policies; community care giver India Blocker-Ford.” By Evan Lambert, Fox5 DC, September 7, 2020

“With the Purple Line in limbo, some developers are changing their plans, while others are keeping the faith.” By Alex Koma, Washington Business Journal, October 1, 2020. 

Diverse? Yes. But are U.S. suburbs actually integrated?” By Kriston Capps and Laura Bliss, Bloomberg CityLab, September 30, 2020. 

“The Strangely Persistent Myth of the Suburbs.” The Politics of Everything Podcast, The New Republic, September 23, 2020. 

"Langley Park was already ripe for gentrification. COVID-19 could speed up the process." Carolyn Gallaher, Greater Greater Washington, August 18, 2020. 

"Transforming Public Safety and Urban Infrastructure to Mitigate Climate and Public Health Disasters" By Assistant Professor Marccus Hendricks, Items (Social Science Research Council), July 16, 2020. 

“Is Coronavirus hiding in your sewage system?” By Assistant Professor Marccus Hendricks, The Baltimore Sun, July 6, 2020. 

“Purple Line stations need safer access for pedestrians, planners say.” By Katherine Shaver, The Washington Post, June 27, 2020. 

“Where the pandemic is exacerbated by the housing crisis- and vice-versa.” By Rosanne Skirble, Maryland Matters, June 25, 2020. 

"D.C.'s Street Plan Is A Monument To Democracy." By Abdalla Fayyad, DCist, June 5, 2020.

“Disasters, & Infrastructure with Marccus Hendricks.” COVID Calls Podcast, July 24, 2020. 

“COVID-19 Impact On U.S. Housing Market / Sound Advice: Best Music Of 2020.”  CapRadio's Insight, July 23, 2020. 

"Riots Long Ago, Luxury Living Today." By Emily Badger and Quoctrung Bui, The New York Times, July 2020.

"Brent Leggs: How Can Seeing Black History As American History Begin To Make Amends?" By NPR/TED Staff, NPR’s TED Radio Hour, July 2020.

"Amid the Pandemic, Public Transit is Highlighting Inequalities in Cities." By Shelly Tan, Alyssa Fowers, Dan Keating and Lauren Tierney, The Washington Post, May 15, 2020.

“After pandemic, safe and sound affordable housing needs to be addressed.” By Professor Emeritus Roger Lewis, The Washington Post, April 24, 2020.

“Colleges building new majors for specialized degrees.” By Lisa Baldino, The Baltimore Sun, April 24, 2020.  

"Maryland Universities Reveal High-Caliber Instruction and Student Planning." Maryland Planning blog, Maryland Department of Planning, March 4, 2020.

“The homebuyer’s field guide to Washington architecture.” By Marisa Kashino and Amanda Kolson Hurley, Washingtonian Magazine, March 2020.

"Draft Executive Order Would Give Trump a New Target: Modern Design". By Katie Rogers and Robin Pogrebin, The New York Times, February 5, 2020.

“This is your brain on green buildings.” By Seabright McCabe, SWE Magazine, Winter 2020.

“The fight to preserve African-American history.” By Casey Cep, The New Yorker, January 27, 2020.

Home prices go up in parts of DC thanks to Airbnb.” By Dierdre Paine, The DC Post, January 14, 2020.

“Airbnb has made housing more expensive in some parts of D.C., new research paper finds.” By Martin Austermuhle, WAMU-FM (NPR), January 13, 2020 (also in DCist).

“New study looks at impact of Airbnb on DC home prices.” By Nena Perry-Brown, Urban Turf, January 8, 2020.