Lewis Mumford Prize Winners

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

2019Brian D. Goldstein, Swarthmore College, The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem (Harvard University Press, 2017).
2017Francesca Russello Ammon, Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape (Yale University Press, 2016)
2015William 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).
2013Elihu Rubin, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012).

Honorable Mentions:
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).
2011Josh Sides, Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco (Oxford University Press, 2009).
2009D. Bradford Hunt, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Honorable Mentions:
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).
2007Carl 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).
2005Alison Isenberg, Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
2003Adam Rome, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
1999Michael 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).
1997Richard Longstreth, City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (MIT Press, 1997).
1995M. Christie Boyer, The City of Collective Memory: Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments (MIT Press, 1994).
1993Joel Schwartz, The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner City (Ohio State University Press, 1993).

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