USC Price School of Public Policy

Boarnet inducted to real estate institute and honored by Regional Science Association

March 17, 2014

From USC Price staff reports


Marlon Boarnet, professor and director of graduate programs in urban planning at the USC Price School of Public Policy, recently received two awards in recognition of his broad academic contributions.

Boarnet was inducted as a fellow of the Weimer School at the Homer Hoyt Institute of Real Estate on Jan. 18, and was also named the Regional Science Association’s David Boyce award recipient for outstanding service.

Established in 1967, the Homer Hoyt Institute is a leader in real estate scholarship and practice. Fellows of the Weimer School are the Hoyt Institute’s forum for bringing distinguished academics into their discussions and for recognizing the best scholars in real estate. With Boarnet’s induction, USC Price now has four fellows at the Hoyt Institute’s Weimer School, as he joins professors Raphael Bostic, Richard Green and Gary Painter.

In addition, Boarnet received the Regional Science Association’s 2013 David Boyce Award for outstanding lifetime service. The award honors Boarnet’s research contributions on land use and travel behavior, as well as his years of leadership at the Journal of Regional Science, where he was managing editor from 2002-2010 and co-editor since 2010. Boarnet has also served on the editorial board of the association’s journal, Papers in Regional Science, and was an elected councilor of the North American Regional Science Association.

“At the USC Price School, I am fortunate to work with so many impressive faculty whose scholarly contributions impact the fields of public policy, urban planning and real estate development, and it is particularly meaningful when their work is recognized by those outside the school” Dean Jack Knott said. “Congratulations to Marlon on receiving these prestigious honors.”