Muizz Akhtar is a Future Perfect fellow at Vox. Originally from Houston, Texas, they have previously worked in the realms of academia, strategic communications, nonprofit community organizations, and electoral campaigns. Most recently, before joining Vox, they were an editor at the Stanford Center on China’s Economy and Institutions, where they worked on academic papers related to public health, education, and poverty alleviation in China. They also served in the Texas Data Quality Coalition, where they advocated for legislation to improve public health outcomes, particularly in marginalized communities.
How urban planning contributed to the great undoing of modern friendship.