Society for American City & Regional Planning History
Westin Cleveland Downtown
Cleveland, Ohio
October 26-29, 2017


Welcome to SACRPH’s 17th National Conference on Planning History! Our conference will begin with a pre-conference tour, roundtable, and reception on Thursday, October 26th. The schedule for Friday and Saturday, October 27th and 28th, includes panels and roundtables, a Presidential address, a poster session, a book exhibit, and multiple receptions. We will conclude with walking and bus tours on Sunday, October 29th. We also welcome graduate students to join us for a special reception.

Please follow the links below to find out more details. You can also connect with us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to share ideas, photos and otherwise stay up-to-date on conference-related happenings and discussions.

Conference Links

Schedule Optional Tours and Roundtable
Program Local Info
Registration (now closed) Guidelines for Presenters
Hotel For Students
Transportation Call for Papers (closed)

Sponsors and Patrons

We welcome sponsorship at the following levels (including in-kind contributions):

  • Terminal Tower Observer:  $2,500+
  • Public Square Patron:  $1,000-$2,499
  • Playhouse Square Star:  $500-999
  • University Circle Planner:  $250-499
  • Euclid Avenue Visionary:  $100-249

Advertisements for Program

The Registration portal offers options for those interested in purchasing black-and-white advertisements in the conference program.

Advertising Rates:
1/4-page: $125
1/2-page: $250
Full page: $500

The ad submission deadline is September 22nd. Please contact Steven Rugare with any advertising questions.

Book Exhibitors

The Registration portal offers purchase options for book exhibitors. Exhibitors may reserve a 72″ x 30″ exhibitor table and register for $330. This fee includes all conference meals for one representative. Exhibitors may send materials directly to the hotel beginning on October 24th.

Please email SACRPH2017@gmail.com with any book exhibit questions.

Program Committee

Julian Chambliss, Rollins College (Co-Chair)
David Freund, University of Maryland, College Park (Co-Chair)
Francesca Russello Ammon, University of Pennsylvania
Tridib Banerjee, University of Southern California
Alex Sayf Cummings, Georgia State University
Daniel D’Oca, Harvard University and Interboro Partners
Walter Greason, Monmouth University
Cathy Gudis, University of California, Riverside
Amy Howard, University of Richmond
Andrew Kahrl, University of Virginia
Meredith Drake Reitan, University of Southern California
Brent Ryan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Mary Sies, University of Maryland, College Park
J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University
Andrew Wiese, San Diego State University
Ladale Winling, Virginia Tech

Local Arrangements Committee

Stephanie Ryberg-Webster, Cleveland State University (Co-Chair)
J. Mark Souther, Cleveland State University (Co-Chair)
William C. Barrow, Cleveland State University
Bob Gleeson, Cleveland State University
David J. Goldberg, Cleveland State University
Kathy Hexter, Cleveland State University
Richard Klein, Cleveland State University
Steven Rugare, Kent State University
Arthur Schmidt, Cleveland City Planning Commission
Molly Schnoke, Cleveland State University
Greg Soltis, RDL Architects
Andrew Stackhouse, Cleveland State University
Rosie Tighe, Cleveland State University
Anne Trubek, Oberlin College; BELT Magazine


Regarding local arrangements, contact: J. Mark Souther
Regarding sponsorship opportunities, contact: J. Mark Souther
Regarding volunteering, contact: Rosie Tighe
Regarding the conference program, contact: SACRPH2017@gmail.com
Regarding SACRPH or the website, contact the Webmaster

Past Conferences

SACRPH holds a national conference every two years. The conference provides a forum for historians and planners to present current papers as well as to attend workshops on current planning history topics. The conference also features in-depth tours and workshops on historical and contemporary planning issues in the host city.

2015 – Los Angeles, CA
2013 – Toronto, Canada

2011 – Baltimore, MD

2009 – Oakland, CA
2007 – Portland, ME
2005 – Miami, FL
2003 – St. Louis, MO
2001 – Philadelphia, PA & Camden, NJ
1999 – Washington, DC
1997 – Seattle, WA
1995 – Knoxville, TN
1993 – Chicago, IL
1991 – Richmond, VA
1989 – Cincinnati, OH
1987 – Columbus, OH
1986 – Columbus, OH


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