The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to welcome Shohei Nakamura as the Pollman Fellow in Real Estate and Urban Development for the 2014-2015 academic year. Nakamura recently completed his doctoral study in the Urban and Regional Planning program at the University of Michigan. His dissertation, Land Tenure, Politics, and Perception: A Study of Tenure Security and Housing Improvement in Indian Slums, explores the theoretical and empirical link between the tenure security of slum dwellers and their housing investment behaviors in India.
While at the GSD, Nakamura plans to widen the scope of his research by exploring the management of regional land use in rapidly urbanizing countries, including potential policy solutions to prevent the formation of new slums through coordinated regional planning.
Established in 2002 through the generous gift of Harold A. Pollman, the Pollman Fellowship is given to outstanding post-doctoral graduates in real estate, urban planning, and development to spend one year in residence at the GSD as a visiting scholar.