Founded in 1986, the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) is a non-profit organization that 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.

SACRPH Announces Guadalupe García as President, plus new President-Elect

At the board meeting during the 2022 conference in Harlem, Guadalupe García (Tulane University) became the 18th President of SACRPH. With her appointment, Marta Gutman (City College of New York) became Past-President, and Nancy Kwak (UC San Diego) completed her service on the Executive Committee. The board also approved the new President-Elect, Francesca Russello Ammon (University of Pennsylvania). Click here for complete description of the SACRPH board and current leadership.

SACRPH Announces Awards

On November 2, 2019, SACRPH announced the winners of its biennial awards competition. Click here for full details.

SACRPH 2022 in Harlem is a wrap!

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History held its 19th National Conference on October 20-22, 2022, with both virtual events and in-person events in Harlem, at The City College of New York City. Thanks to all who worked to make this gathering a great success! The archived conference website provides further details on the overall schedule, presentations, tours, and other events.

SACRPH Statement on Black Lives Matter

On June 3, 2020, President Nancy Kwak, President-elect Marta Gutman, and Past-president Brad Hunt wrote in solidarity with Black Lives Matter and with protesters across the country seeking major reforms, accountability, and social justice. See the full statement here.


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