Lewis Mumford Prize Winners

Awarded to the best book on American city and regional planning history published in the past two years

2021Paige Glotzer, How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890-1960 (Columbia University Press, 2020).

Honorable Mention:
Linda Campbell, Andrew Newman, Sara Safransky, and Tim Stallmann, A People’s Atlas of Detroit (Detroit: Wayne State University Press, 2020).
2019Brian D. Goldstein, The Roots of Urban Renaissance: Gentrification and the Struggle over Harlem (Harvard University Press, 2017).
2017Francesca Russello Ammon, Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape (Yale University Press, 2016)
2015William Philpott, Vacationland: Tourism and Environment in the the Colorado High Country (University of Washington Press, 2013).

Honorable Mention:
N.D.B. Connolly, A World More Concrete: Real Estate and the Remaking of Jim Crow South Florida (University of Chicago Press, 2014).
2013Elihu Rubin, Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape (Yale University Press, 2012).

Honorable Mentions:
Gregory L. Heller, Ed Bacon: Planning, Politics, and the Building of Modern Philadelphia (University of Pennsylvania, 2013).
Sarah Jo Peterson, Planning the Home Front: Building Bombers and Communities at Willow Run (University of Chicago Press, 2013).
Elizabeth Tandy Shermer, Sunbelt Capitalism: Phoenix and the Transformation of American Politics (University of Pennsylvania, 2013).
2011Josh Sides, Erotic City: Sexual Revolutions and the Making of Modern San Francisco (Oxford University Press, 2009).
2009D. Bradford Hunt, Blueprint for Disaster: The Unraveling of Chicago Public Housing (University of Chicago Press, 2009).

Honorable Mentions:
Jennifer Light, The Nature of Cities: Ecological Visions and the American Urban Professions (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009).
Randall Mason, The Once and Future New York: Historic Preservation and the Modern City (University of Minnesota Press, 2009).
2007Carl Smith, The Plan of Chicago: Daniel Burnham and the Remaking of the American City (University of Chicago Press, 2006).

Honorable Mention:
Joel Tarr and Clay McShane, The Horse in the City: Living Machines in the Nineteenth Century (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007).
2005Alison Isenberg, Downtown America: A History of the Place and the People Who Made It (University of Chicago Press, 2004).
2003Adam Rome, The Bulldozer in the Countryside: Suburban Sprawl and the Rise of American Environmentalism (Cambridge University Press, 2001).
1999Michael Holleran, Boston's 'Changeful Times': Origins of Preservation and Planning in America (Johns Hopkins Press, 1998).

Honorable Mention:
Joel Rast, Remaking Chicago: The Political Origins of Urban Industrial Change (Northern Illinois University Press, 1999).
1997Richard Longstreth, City Center to Regional Mall: Architecture, the Automobile, and Retailing in Los Angeles, 1920-1950 (MIT Press, 1997).
1995M. Christie Boyer, The City of Collective Memory: Its Historical Imagery and Architectural Entertainments (MIT Press, 1994).
1993Joel Schwartz, The New York Approach: Robert Moses, Urban Liberals, and Redevelopment of the Inner City (Ohio State University Press, 1993).

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