News & Press: ACSP Annual Conference News

A Closer Look with Award Winner Michael Manville

Monday, January 23, 2017  
Share |

2016 JPER Top Reviewer Awards: Editorial Board Members

Michael Manville
University of California, Los Angeles

ACSP recently connected with Michael to find out more about this accomplishment.

How did you feel when you won the award?
It was a nice surprise and a nice honor. I think JPER has lots of very good reviewers so I imagine being singled out involved more luck than merit. But I do try to make peer review should be constructive and cooperative, and hopefully this award suggests that I am at least sometimes hitting the mark.

Who do you want to thank, if any?
JPER's editors and managing editors do a ton of work, and really keep the journal going. I think everyone who has read or published in the journal owes them a big debt.

Michael's Bio
Michael Manville's research examines the willingness of people and communities to finance different government services, and the tendency of local governments to hide the costs of transportation in the property market. Dr. Manville is particularly interested in how land use restrictions intended to fight traffic congestion can influence the supply and price of housing.

About ACSP Awards
Each year ACSP is proud to honor faculty and students who have distinguished themselves or made major contributions to the academy or to the profession via outreach efforts, public service or for service to ACSP, the Academy, or the profession. A complete listing and history for all awards can be found at


The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • recognize diverse needs and interests in planning;
  • improve and enhance the accreditation process, and;
  • strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences, and community engagement;
  • extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.