Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Rutgers Professor Wins Research Seed Funding
Mike Wong (center) from sponsor Sun Hung Kai Properties presents the CTBUH International Research Seed Funding check to Rutgers University economics professor Jason Barr (right) and Jingshu Luo (left).
October 27, 2015

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The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is pleased to announce the awarding of the 2015 International Research Seed Funding grant to Jason Barr, an economics professor at Rutgers University.
Professor Barr has won a grant of $20,000, kindly sponsored by Sun Hung Kai Properties, to conduct research on the determinants of skyscraper heights and completion rates across 62 Chinese cities from 1978 to 2014. The project, entitled “Skyscrapers and Skylines: The Case of China” will use data from all completed buildings related to the study in order to conduct statistical analyses to better understand what factors contribute to development.
The 2015 CTBUH International Seed Funding is made possible with generous support from Sun Hung Kai Properties.
The CTBUH 2015 International Research Seed Funding Initiative continues to be a key milestone for the advancement of the CTBUH’s Research Division. The Initiative was created to assist researchers in developing projects and ideas to a level that can secure more significant funding, in the form of collaborations and joint proposals in conjunction with the CTBUH.