By Andrea Klick, student reporter
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning honored Julia Harten, who graduated from USC Price’s doctoral program in August, with its Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Award for Outstanding Paper on a China-Related Topic.
The award honors student members of the International Association for China Planning who presented important research at a major international planning conference. The selection committee said Harten’s paper Housing Single Women: Gender in China’s Shared Rental Housing Market “makes a significant contribution to China’s housing study literature” through its look at marginalized communities within the country.
Harten started working as an associate professor at the University of British Columbia after graduating from Price’s doctoral program in August.
As a doctoral student, Harten was an FLAS fellow with the East Asian Studies Center at USC Dornsife. Her research focuses on the intersection of housing and social issues including the roles of education, social mobility, gender and class in housing choices and markets.
Harten thanked her dissertation adviser Annette Kim, a USC Price professor, and the Lusk Center for Real Estate at Price among others for their support in her research.
Congratulations to Julia for her continued success.
Director, Spatial Analysis Lab (SLAB)