Catherine Bauer Wurster Prize Winners

Awarded to the best scholarly article on American planning history published in the past two years

2021Dylan Gottlieb, “Hoboken is Burning: Yuppies, Arson, and Displacement in the Postindustrial City,” Journal of American History, 106, no. 2 (September 2019): 390–416.
LaDale Winling and Todd Michney, “Roots of Redlining: Academic, Governmental, and Professional Networks in the Making of the New Deal Lending Regime,” Journal of American History 108, no. 1 (June 2021): 42–69.

Honorable Mention:
Matthew Gordon Lasner, “Segregation by Design: Race, Architecture, and the Enclosure of the Atlanta Apartment,” Journal of Urban History, 46, no. 6 (November 2020): 1222-1260.
2019Megan Asaka, University of California, Riverside, “'40 Acre Smudge': Race and Erasure in Prewar Seattle.” Pacific Historical Review 87:2 (2018): 231-263,
Clare Robinson, University of Arizona, “Unrepressing Class to Reinterpret the Tradition of Midcentury Modern Architecture and Its Preservation in Tucson, Arizona.” Traditional Dwellings and Settlements Review XXIX-1 (2017): 21-34.
2017Brian D. Goldstein, “‘The Search for New Forms’: Black Power and the Making of the Postmodern City,” Journal of American History 103, no. 2 (September 2016): 375-399.
2015A.K. Sandoval-Strausz, “Latino Landscapes: Postwar Cities and the Transnational Origins of a New Urban America,” Journal of American History 101, no. 3 (December 2014): 804-831.
2013Martin Meeker, “The Queerly Disadvantaged and the Making of San Francisco’s War on Poverty, 1964-1967,” Pacific Historical Review 81, no. 1 (January 2012): 21-59.
2011Jennifer S. Light, “Nationality and Neighborhood Risk at the Origins of FHA Underwriting,” Journal of Urban History 36, no. 5 (September 2010): 634–671.
2009Domenic Vitiello, “Machine Building and City Building: Urban Planning and Industrial Restructuring in Philadelphia, 1894-1928,” Journal of Urban History 34 no. 3 (March 2008): 399-434.
2007Michael E. Smith, "Form and Meaning in the Earliest Cities: A New Approach to Ancient Urban Planning," Journal of Planning History 6, no. 1 (Feb. 2007): 3-47.

Honorable Mention:
Guian McKee "Blue Sky Boys, Professional Citizens, and Knights in Shining Money: Philadelphia's Penn Center Project and the Constraints of Private Development," Journal of Planning History 6, no. 1 (Feb. 2007): 48-80.
2005Joseph Heathcott and Maire A. Murphy, "Corridors of Flight, Zones of Renewal: Industry, Planning, and Policy in the Making of Metropolitan St. Louis, 1940-1980," Journal of Urban History 31, no. 2 (Jan. 2005): 151-189.
2003Richard Harris and Tricia Shulist, "Build Your Own Home: State-Assisted Self-Help Housing in Canada, 1942-75," Planning Perspectives 17, no. 4 (2002): 345-372.
2001Larry Keating and Carol A. Flores, "Sixty and Out: Techwood Homes Transformed by Enemies and Friends," Journal of Urban History, 26, No. 3 (March 2000): 275-311.
1999Raphael Fischler, "The Metropolitan Dimension of Early Zoning: Revising the 1916 New York City Ordinance," Journal of the American Planning Association 64, no. 2 (Spring 1998): 170-188,
Kingston Heath, "The Howland Mill Village: A Missing Chapter in Model Workers Housing," Old-Time New England 75 (1997): 64-111.
1997Thomas Hanchett, "U.S. Tax Policy and Shopping Center Development in the 1950s and 1960s," American Historical Review 101, no. 4 (Oct. 1996): 1082-1110.
1995Raymond A. Mohl, "Making the Second Ghetto in Metropolitan Miami, 1940-1960," Journal of Urban History 21, no. 3 (March 1995): 395-427.
1993Sy Adler, "The Transformation of the Pacific Electric Railway: Bradford Snell, Roger Rabbit, and the Politics of Transportation in Los Angeles," Urban Affairs Quarterly 27, no. 1 (Sept. 1991): 51-86.
1989Christopher Silver, "Urban Planning in the New South," Journal of Planning Literature 2, no. 4 (Autumn 1987): 371-383.

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