Elora Raymond (PhD Class of '17) wins Best Paper Award at 2017 Urban Affairs Association Conference

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The Urban Affairs Association (UAA) is the international professional organization for urban scholars, researchers, and public service professionals. Every year, they host a conference where paper submissions are open to students and the professional community. 

This year, Georgia Tech School of City & Regional Planning student Elora Raymond (PhD Class of '17) took home the title of Best Paper at the conference. Her submission, which addressed negative equity and lagging housing market recovery in African American neighborhoods in the southeastern US, was selected from submissions recognized for their high-quality research.

Every spring at the UAA Conference, the Best Paper Award award is made to the author(s) of the paper judged by peer scholars as the best presented at the conference. Recipients are given a $1000 honorarium, an award plaque, and complimentary registration to the subsequent conference where the achievement is officially recognized.

Congratulations to Elora Raymond!


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