2017 SACRPH Biennial Awards Competition

SACRPH 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.

Deadline to apply for Publication Prizes, Teaching Award: August 1, 2017

Deadline to apply for Conference Paper Prize: August 15, 2017

Deadline to apply for Student Travel Awards: September 15, 2017 (Extended deadline!)

For lists of past winners, please click on the titles of the individual awards.


(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.

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 Ehrenfeucht
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.

Kristin Larsen, Chair
University of Florida

Mariana Mogilevich
Urban Omnibus, The Architectural League of New York

Brian Goldstein
Swarthmore College



Laurence 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 nominee’s 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.

Dominic 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.

Sara Stevens, Chair
University of British Columbia

David Smiley
Columbia University

Jennifer Hock
Maryland Institute College of Art


Comments are closed.