November 2015: MURP News and Faculty Updates

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November 2015

  • Assistant Professor of Planning and Design Carrie Makarewicz was quoted in an article in the National Journal on November 20, “Walking to School Is a Costly Option for Some Families.” Carrie said, “Kids get more ex­pens­ive as they grow up. And if the mom’s in­come isn’t gain­ing be­cause—maybe at that point [when her child is older], she doesn’t need to take her kids to school any­more be­cause, now, he can get there him­self—but she lost 10 years of her life of not be­ing em­ployed fully, and so she can’t com­pete as well in the job mar­ket.”