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CPP Dale Prize Winners

Tuesday, January 3, 2017  
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Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning. Dr. Dowell Myers of University of Southern California (USC) has won the Scholar Prize. Mr. Donald J. Waldie, the former deputy city manager of Lakewood, has won the Practitioner Prize. The 2017 theme is Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of URP at Cal Poly Pomona. The 2017 Dale Prize will discuss insight into the past and the future of the Southern California suburb. Over the 50 years, these suburban communities have evolved into more complex places, characterized by differences in race, ethnicity and economic class. They have regional, national and global economic connections, with new focuses in trade, logistics and emerging technologies and industries. Thus, the 2017 Dale Prize will address the transformation agenda for legacy built form, new realities of the suburban communities, planning processes and strategies for the communities in the next 50 years, and more.

Dale Prize Colloquium: Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Fox Theater, Pomona (free, no RSVP required) Reception: 6:00 - 7:00 pm
Colloquium: 7:00 - 8:30 pm
URP 50th Anniversary Celebration: 8:30 - 10:00 pm

Dale Prize Banquet: Thursday, February 2, 2017
W. K. Kellogg House, Cal Poly Pomona
($30 per ticket, RSVP by January 25, 2017) Dinner and Award Ceremony: 7:00 - 9:00 pm
For more information or to purchse a banquet ticket, please contact Ms. Laura Fujimoto-Hernandez at 909-869-2688 or
Pomona, CA 91768


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