Earlier this month, the American Planning Society (APA) awarded Kaitlyn Kong, a first-year graduate student in the CED’s City & Regional Planning department, with the 2021 Judith McManus Price Scholarship.
Established in 2002, the scholarship fund was created to encourage women and minorities to enter the field of planning, and to help planning students who have demonstrated financial need.
“Thanks to APA's foundation's generosity, I can continue to research and study subjects within urban planning such as the intersection between transportation planning and equity and how active or multi-modal transportation can help our built environment achieve a more accessible and sustainable future,” Kong said.
Following completion of her M.C.P degree, Kong plans to continue to do much of the same work and research in the urban planning field.
“I discovered the field of urban planning through a sustainable field site in undergrad. As I explore this profession, I realize just how much urban planning allows us to give back to the communities that support us and supported me on my journey,” Kong said.
“I look forward to continuing my educational experiences to listen and learn from communities and create a more liveable future.”