Jon A. Peterson, longtime member and friend of SACRPH, passed away on July 1st at Essex Meadows in Essex, Connecticut. Born in Columbus, Ohio, on September 21, 1935, he was the son of Alvah Peterson and Helen Hoff Peterson. A graduate of Upper Arlington High School, he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history […]
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Historians of cities and the built environment are often trained, and can frequently be found teaching in, humanities departments such as history or art history. Equally often, however, they teach students pursuing a range of professional degrees—from city planning to architecture, public policy, education, and public health (among others). In […]
The leadership and members of SACRPH extend their sincere condolences to Eugenie L. Birch, founding member and past organization president, on the loss of her husband of 53 years, Robert Salisbury Birch, in early February 2022. Bob grew up around the New York City stock market, and following his education, receiving first a degree in […]
The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) is soliciting applications from a qualified individual or individuals to succeed Sonia Hirt as editor or coeditors of the refereed Journal of Planning History (JPH). The journal was developed in conjunction with SAGE Publishing under the aegis of SACRPH. It is distributed as a benefit […]
University of Pennsylvania: Weitzman School of Design: Weitzman School of Design – City and Regional Planning
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Sep 6, 2021
The Department of City & Regional Planning at the […]
SACRPH announces its 2021 awards competition, including prizes for the best book, dissertation, and articles in North American city and regional planning. The Laurence Gerckens Prize is awarded to an outstanding teacher-scholar in the field. Nominations for these awards are due August 1. Please see the awards competition page for further details.
Contributed by Mary Corbin Sies, President of SACRPH in 1993-94
I am so sad to report the death of my fellow scholar, SACRPHer, colleague, and friend, David Schuyler (1950-2020). David died suddenly on July 24th, 2020, at Lancaster General Hospital. He was the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of the Humanities and American Studies at […]
11.1 LEGACIES OF DETENTION, ISOLATION, AND QUARANTINE | Guest Editor: David Barnes
Historically, human societies have isolated outsiders and transgressors to defend themselves against perceived danger. Occasionally, we have isolated ourselves to protect others. The locales in which we have performed isolation range from elaborate complexes and stately edifices to prosaic makeshift shelters. Places […]
Dear SACRPH members:
Black Lives Matter. We write today to stand in solidarity with our Black colleagues, friends, family members, and community members to condemn in the strongest possible terms the racialized policing that led to the violent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and so many others. We mourn their senseless deaths, […]
As conferences have been cancelled this year, the editorial team at the journal Urban History (Cambridge UP) has organized a series of seminars (online lectures and discussions), to help keep us in touch with one another and our research, and to give mainly younger scholars feedback on their work.
Please see below for […]