ACSP Workshops

Three summer workshops are offered annually:

JPER Writing Workshop for Early Career Planning Scholars

2015 Writing Workshop for New Scholars Application Form - Due February 15

The editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) will host the annual JPER Writing Workshop for New Scholars on August 5-7, 2015, at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Our goal is to improve the quality of written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. The workshop is intended for recent PhD recipients (or candidates graduating in Spring 2015) in urban planning, urban studies, and closely related fields. Untenured assistant professors also are eligible to participate.

The program will include sessions on the writing and publishing process, with intensive small-group work on participants' own manuscripts. Selected participants are required to submit an article-length paper (about 30 double-spaced pages) by April 15, 2015. The paper will go through a mock peer review process by three referees. These reviews and additional feedback from faculty and fellow participants will be the basis for small-group discussions during the workshop. Please direct questions on the workshop program and paper requirement to Luci Yamamoto, Managing Editor, 
jper.editors@gmail.com.

ACSP Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Underrepresented Students of Color - details coming soon!

Call for Proposals to host the Summer 2015 Pre-Doctoral Workshop

Our world is changing, and urban planning can lead the way. In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, urban planners work to create communities that are economically thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. A doctoral degree in planning can prepare you to link new knowledge to issues that affect communities and policy-making worldwide.

To introduce planning doctoral study to selected outstanding students, one of our member schools with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will host a four-day workshop to prepare students to apply to and succeed in doctoral programs. Students from groups that are under-represented on planning faculties are particularly encouraged to apply.* Registration and instructional materials will be provided at no cost, lodging and meals will also be provided at no cost, and travel stipends are available for some students.

*Groups that are under-represented on planning faculties include: African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

ACSP Summer PhD Workshop - details coming soon!

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annually invites doctoral students of planning working on their dissertation research to attend the late summer ACSP PhD Workshop. The Workshop attracts PhD students from planning programs from around the world to gather and discuss the practical details of creating, producing, distributing and consuming planning knowledge among scholars. Workshop participants will learn to conceive, organize, and present PhD-quality research to multiple audiences, including, most centrally, their peers. Students will advise one another as scholars pursuing unique research paths within a community of shared inquiry. The faculty work mainly as advisors and coaches. International students are welcome to apply.