Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

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Subject Fields: 
Urban History / Studies, Urban Design and Planning, Communication, Geography, Composition & Rhetoric

The annual Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award recognizes an outstanding book, published in English, which exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication. It is named in honor of the late social activist and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. All entries must be published between January 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The book award brings with it a $500 prize.

To nominate a book, please send a short letter of nomination or self-nomination (in the form of an email attachment) to Curry Chandler, chair of the Jane Jacobs Book Award review committee, at janejacobsaward2022@gmail.com by July 15, 2022. The letter of nomination should describe the book and explain how it addresses issues central to the field of urban communication. For more information on the field of urban communication, and to determine if your nomination fits the award call, please review the Urban Communication Foundation’s mission statement (at https://urbancomm.org/).

Review process: We will review all nomination letters after the July 15, 2022 deadline and choose a short-list of finalists. Only this short-list of finalists (or their publishers) will be asked to send copies of the book to the award committee (in August).

Email nomination letters to: janejacobsaward2022@gmail.com

Questions? Contact: rcc37@pitt.edu

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