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Where Activism Meets Architecture

Professor David Fox believes in taking the active approach to solving problems. He says, "Homeowner equity is a great bootstrap for getting people out of poverty." He’s equally passionate about making housing design and construction more environmentally friendly and getting high school students involved in making their communities better places to live.

Taking Play Seriously

This New York Times Magazine article on the importance of play in childhood development refers to a book by UT psychology professor Gordon Burghardt. The article cites Burghardt’s definition of play as an "activity of limited immediate function" for its seeming frivolity and the voluntary yet crucial nature of play in young animals and children.