The Planners of Color Interest Group (POCIG) of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has established the Edward Blakely Award. Edward Blakely has been a tireless champion for social justice over many years of service as an urban planning professor, author, and practitioner in the U. S. and abroad. Blakely, currently resident in Australia, was present for the announcement of the award’s establishment on October 13, 2011, at the annual meeting of ACSP held in Salt Lake City, Utah. He also helped present the first award to Boston activist and author Mel King on November 2, 2012. More information about the award and the first presentation is available at http://www.acsp.org/aboutpocig/currentactivities.
We invite nominations for the Edward Blakely Award for the year 2015. The nominee should exemplify the following qualities:
In the spirit of Blakely’s service, nominees may come from either practitioner or academic backgrounds, need not be associated with ACSP or POCIG, and may be resident in any country of the world (the award is not monetary but some travel funds for the awardee are available). A nominator (someone other than the person being nominated) should submit the following in a single PDF file:
Please send nominations to Blakely Award Committee Chair, Prof. June Thomas, University of Michigan Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, through firstname.lastname@example.org no later than May 27, 2015.
The award will be presented by POCIG leadership at the fall 2015 ACSP conference to be held in Houston, Texas, October 22-25.