The Society for American City & Regional Planning History (SACRPH) is pleased to announce the winners of its 2017 awards competition. The Society recognized these projects and individuals at the 17th National Conference on Planning History, held in Cleveland, Ohio, on October 26-29, 2017.

Laurence Gerckens Prize for Sustained Excellence in the Teaching of Planning History:
June Manning Thomas, University of Michigan [Faculty Webpage]

Lewis Mumford Prize for Best Book in American Planning History:
Francesca Russello Ammon, Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape (Yale University Press, 2016). [Yale University Press webpage]

Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize for Best Scholarly Article in American Planning History:
Brian D. Goldstein, “‘The Search for New Forms’: Black Power and the Making of the Postmodern City,” Journal of American History 103, no. 2 (September 2016): 375-399.

Journal of Planning History Prize:
Jordan Stanger-Ross and the Landscapes of Injustice Research Collective, “Suspect Properties: The Vancouver Origins of the Forced Sale of Japanese-Canadian-owned Property, WWII” Journal of Planning History 15, no. 4 (November 2016): 271-289.

Honorable Mention:
J. Mark Souther, “A US$35 Million ‘Hole in the Ground’: Metropolitan Fragmentation and Cleveland’s Unbuilt Downtown Subway,” Journal of Planning History 14, no. 3 (August 2015) 179-203.

John Reps Prize for Best Dissertation in American Planning History:
Garrett Dash Nelson, “A Place Altogether: Planning and the Search for Unit Landscapes, 1816-1956” (University of Wisconsin, 2016).
Patrick Nugent, “The Urban Environmental Order: Planning and Politics on Staten Island, 1945-1984” (George Washington University, 2016).

Student Research Prize for Best Research Paper on Planning History presented at the 17th National Conference on Planning History:
Pedro A. Regalado, Yale University, “Fixed Capital:  Building Transition and Drug Capitalism in New York City, 1961-1997.”


For a full list of SACRPH prizes and past award winners, see the Awards page on the website. SACRPH will hold its next prize competition in 2019.


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