2017 SACRPH Awards: Call for nominations

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The Society for American City & Regional Planning History (SACRPH), an interdisciplinary society of scholars and planning practitioners, announces its biennial awards competition. The awards will be presented at SACRPH’s 17th National Conference on Planning History, to be held in Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017. For more information, see http://www.sacrph.org/awards.

Deadline to apply for Publication Prizes and Teaching Award: August 1, 2017
Deadline to apply for Conference Paper Prize and Student Travel Awards: August 15, 2017


(For work published between August 2015 and July 2017)


Lewis Mumford Prize ($250)
Best book on American city and regional planning history. Please send or direct your publisher to send three copies to the following addresses:

           Robert Fishman, Chair
           Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning
           2000 Bonisteel Blvd.
           Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2069

           Brent D. Ryan
           Department of Urban Studies and Planning, MIT
           Room 10-485, 77 Massachusetts Avenue
           Cambridge MA 02139.

           Lily Geismer
           5180 High Crest Avenue
           Los Angeles, CA. 90041


Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize ($250)
Best scholarly article on American city and regional planning history in any journal. Please send a PDF of your published article to Matthew Lasner:  mlasner@hunter.cuny.edu.

           Matthew Lasner, Chair
           Hunter College, CUNY

           Anthony Raynsford
           San Jose State University

           Aaron Shkuda
           Princeton University


John Reps Prize ($250)
Best master’s thesis and best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history. Please submit one copy of your manuscript to each of the addresses below:

           Greg Hise, Chair
           972 S. Orange Grove Blvd., Unit D
           Pasadena, CA 91105

           David Sloane
           Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall 313
           Los Angeles, CA 90089-0626

           June Williamson
           39 Claremont Ave #103
           New York, NY 10027


Journal of Planning History Prize ($100)
Best article published in the Journal of Planning History. Authors do not need to submit copies. All articles published between August 2015 and May 2017 (inclusive) will be considered.

           Eric Sandweiss, Chair
           Indiana University

           Elizabeth Macdonald
           University of California Berkeley

           Renia Ehrenfreucht
           University of New Mexico


(for papers accepted for presentation at the 17th National Conference on Planning History, Cleveland, Ohio, October 26-29, 2017)

Student Paper Prize ($100)
Best conference paper submitted by a full-time student. For consideration, students should send their paper as a PDF to Kristin Larsen: Klarsen@ufl.edu.

           Kristin Larsen, Chair
           University of Florida

           Mariana Mogilevich
           Oculus, NYAIA

           Brian Goldstein
           Swarthmore College



Lawrence Gerckens Prize ($250)
Awarded to a scholar-teacher who has demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and educational leadership in the field of planning history. Teaching excellence refers to the nominees influence in the classroom. Educational leadership involves, among other things, curriculum development, colleague and student mentoring, and pedagogical publishing.

Letters of nomination should be sent electronically to Domenic Vitiello: vitiello@design.upenn.edu.

           Domenic Vitiello, Chair
           University of Pennsylvania

           Mary Ryan
           Emeritus, Johns Hopkins University

           Lawrence Vale
           Massachusetts Institute of Technology

           Richard Longstreth
           George Washington University


4. Student Travel Awards (up to $250 each)

The Robert S. Birch Endowment supports the activities of students within SACRPH and helps fund travel to the conference for students whose proposals have been accepted by the program committee. Individual grants will not exceed $250. Students presenting papers should send an electronic copy to Sara Stevens: sstevens@sala.ubc.ca.

           Sara Stevens, Chair
           University of British Columbia

           David Smiley
           Columbia University

           Jennifer Hock
           Maryland Institute College of Art