Ph.D. in Urban and Regional Planning Student Awards

The following list, starting in 2017, highlights Ph.D. students who have received Urban and Regional Planning awards.

Distinguished Dissertation Award in Urban and Regional Planning

The award is selected by the Urban and Regional Planning faculty in recognition of producing an exemplary dissertation.

Sarah Dobie

Naganika Sanga, a three-paper dissertation that examines the success of inclusionary housing policies in India and the United States

Xiang ‘Jacob’ Yan, “Redefining the Value of Accessibility: Toward a Better Understanding of How Accessibility Shapes Household Residential Location and Travel Choices”

Carla Kayanan, “Building Cities Like Startups: Innovation Districts, Rent Extraction, and the Remaking of Public Space”

Ian Trivers, “Mobilizing the High Line”

Eric Seymour, “Foreclosure, Federal Financial Institutions, and the Fortunes of Detroit’s Middle- and Working-Class Neighborhoods”

Doctoral Student Award in Urban and Regional Planning

The Urban and Regional Planning faculty select the award based on scholarly performance, teaching, and service to the college, university, and/or the larger discipline.

2024 – Nana-Yaw Andoh
2022 – Eric Bettis
2020 – Matan Elisha Singer
2018 – Carla Kayanan and Bri Gauger