Our most recent conference took place on November 5-8, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. As part of this event, SACRPH announced the winners of the 2015 prize competition and welcomed several new board members.
We will next convene in Cleveland, Ohio, in fall 2017!
The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) was founded in 1986. The organization promotes scholarship on the planning of cities and metropolitan regions over time, and bridges the gap between the study of cities and the practice of urban planning.
We welcome you to read Past-President Joseph Heathcott’s annual appeal letter to members.
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In honor of Anthony Sutcliffe (founding member of IPHS and Planning Perspectives), IPHS has created an award to recognize the best dissertation in the field of planning history written in English and completed during the two years preceding the biennial conference. There is no restriction on topic, but submissions which most directly and innovatively address the internationalism of the modern planning movement in line with much of Sutcliffe’s work are especially welcome. The prize was awarded first time at the July 2014 conference in St. Augustine, Florida, USA. Doctoral dissertations completed during 2014 and 2015 are eligible. Self-nominations or nominations from dissertation advisors (on behalf of their students) are welcomed. The award winner will receive free conference registration for the 2016 conference in Delft and a $100 prize. All submissions must include the dissertation in single file PDF format, a brief biography of the student with full contact detai ls, identification of the main academic advisor(s) also with contact details, and a letter of affirmation by the dissertation advisor (or some other official university documentation) that the dissertation was completed and successfully passed/defended in the eligibility period, calendar years 2014-2015. Nomination should be sent to Sutcliffe Award Chair: Prof. Dr. José Luis Sáinz Guerra, Valladolid/Spain: firstname.lastname@example.org before 15th of March 2016.
The winner will be informed in April 2016. ... See MoreSee Less
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