The Harvard Graduate School of Design is pleased to welcome Maximilian Buchholz as the Pollman Fellow in Real Estate and Urban Development for the 2021–2022 academic year.
A graduate of the University of Toronto with a PhD in geography, Buchholz researches urban and regional economic development. His work has primarily focused on how emerging patterns of migration and firms’ global economic linkages shape economic opportunities. Prior to earning his PhD, Buchholz completed a master of arts in Latin American studies from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a bachelor of arts from the University of California, Berkeley.
While at the GSD, Buchholz will begin a new research project focused on understanding why the wage and salary income advantages of living in a more urbanized area (a phenomenon known as “urban wage premium”) appear to be uneven across racial and gender categories.
One of the fellowships and prizes administered by the GSD’s Department of Urban Planning and Design, the Pollman Fellowship was established in 2002 through a gift from Harold A. Pollman. It is given yearly to an outstanding postdoctoral graduate in real estate, urban planning, and development, who spends one year in residence at the GSD as a visiting scholar.