2021 SACRPH Awards Competition

To see past prize winners, click on the title of each prize, or see a list of prize winners by year: 2019; 2017.


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.

2021 Gerckens Committee: Robert Freestone, University of New South Wales; Joseph Heathcott, The New School; Meredith Drake Reitan, University of Southern California

Deadline: EXTENDED to September 15, 2021


Lewis Mumford Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best book on American city and regional planning history published between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021.

2021 Mumford Committee: Robin Bachin, University of Miami; Angel Nieves, Northeastern University; Elihu Rubin, Yale University

Deadline: Passed – August 1, 2021 (All submissions must be postmarked by August 1st; please send as soon as possible.)


Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best scholarly article on American city and regional planning history in any journal, published between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021.

2021 Bauer Wurster Committee: Megan Asaka, University of California, Riverside; Alex Sayf Cummings, Georgia State University; Pedro Regalado, Harvard University

Deadline: Passed – August 1, 2021


John Reps Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history, completed between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021.

2021 Reps Committee: Evan Friss, James Madison University; Guadalupe Garcia, Tulane University; Rebecca Summer, Portland State University

Deadline: Passed – August 1, 2021


Journal of Planning History Prize ($750)

Awarded to the best article published in the Journal of Planning History, published between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021.

2021 JPH Committee: Douglas Appler, University of Kentucky; Paige Glotzer, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Rosemary Ndubuizu, Georgetown University.

This prize does not require formal submission, as the 2021 JPH Committee will consider all articles published in the Journal of Planning History between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2021.


 

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