2019 SACRPH Awards Competition

To see past prize winners, click on the title of each prize.

To see the 2017 prize winners, click here.


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.

2019 Gerckens Committee: Alison Isenberg, Princeton University; Robert Fairbanks, University of Texas-Arlington; Robert Freestone, University of New South Wales

Deadline: August 1, 2019


Lewis Mumford Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best book on American city and regional planning history published between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2019.

2019 Mumford Committee: Greg Hise, University of Nevada Las Vegas; Owen Gutfreund, Hunter College; Louise Dyble, Barnes & Thornburg, LLC

Deadline: August 1, 2019


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, 2017 and July 31, 2019 .

2019 Bauer Committee: Janet Bednarek, University of Dayton; Meredith Drake Reitan, University of Southern California; Emily Remus, Notre Dame; Robert Lewis, University of Toronto

Deadline: August 1, 2019


John Reps Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history, completed between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2019.

2019 Reps Committee: Emily Lieb, Seattle University; Garrett Nelson, Dartmouth College; Patrick Nugent, Washington College

Deadline: August 1, 2019


Journal of Planning History Prize ($750)

Awarded to the best article published in the Journal of Planning History, published between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2019.

2019 JPH Committee: Jordan Stanger-Ross, University of Victoria; J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University.

This prize does not require formal submission, as the 2019 JPH Committee will consider all articles published in the Journal of Planning History between August 1, 2017 and July 31, 2019.


Student Paper Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best conference paper submitted for presentation at the SACPRH biennial conference by a full-time student.

The SACRPH 2019 Conference Program Committee will consider nominations for the Student Paper Prize.

Deadline: September 1, 2019, for papers accepted to the 2019 SACRPH Conference.


Francois Auguste de Montequin Prize ($250)

Awarded to the best conference paper on the topic of North American colonial planning history submitted for presentation at the SACPRH biennial conference.

The SACRPH 2019 Conference Program Committee will consider nominations for the deMontequin Prize.

Deadline: September 1, 2019, for papers accepted to the 2019 SACRPH Conference.


Student Travel Awards (up to $250 each)

The Robert S. Birch Endowment supports the activities of students within SACRPH and helps fund travel to the biennial SACRPH conference for graduate and undergraduate students whose proposals have been accepted by the program committee. Individual grants do not exceed $250.

The SACRPH 2019 Conference Program Committee will make Student Travel Awards. Details for travel award requests will be sent in July to those student papers accepted to the 2019 SACRPH Conference.


 

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