Lewis Mumford Prize Winners
Awarded to the best book on American city and regional planning history published in the past two years

2015: William Philpott, Vacationland: Tourism and Environment in the the Colorado High Country (University of Washington Press, 2013).

Honorable Mention:

N.D.B. Connolly, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida
(University of Chicago Press, 2014).
2013: Elihu Rubin, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012).

Honorable Mention:

Gregory L. Heller, Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania, 2013).
Sarah Jo Peterson, Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics (University of Pennsylvania, 2013).
2011: Josh Sides, Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco (Oxford University Press, 2009).
2009: D. Bradford Hunt, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Honorable Mention;

Jennifer Light, The Nature of Cities: Ecological Visions and the American Urban Professions (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
Randall Mason, The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).
2007: Carl Smith, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Honorable Mention;

Joel Tarr and Clay McShane, The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
2005: Alison Isenberg, Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People who Made It (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
2003: Adam Rome, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
2001: Robert Fogelson, Downtown: Its Rise and Fall, 1880-1950 (Yale University Press, 2001).
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Carl Abbott, Political Terrain: Washington, D.C., from Tidewater Town to Global Metropolis (University of North Carolina Press, 1999).
1999: Michael Holleran, Boston’s ‘Changeful Times’: Origins of Preservation and Planning in America (Johns Hopkins Press, 1998).
Honorable Mention:
Joel Rast, Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change (Northern Illinois University Press, 1999).
1997: Richard Longstreth, City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (MIT Press, 1997).
1995: M. Christie Boyer, The City of Collective Memory: Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments (MIT Press, 1994).
1993: Joel Schwartz, The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner City (Ohio State University Press, 1993).
 

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