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New Lincoln Institute Awards: Case Study Award Winners

Monday, February 12, 2018  
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ACSP and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy would like to thank everyone who submitted entries for the Case Study and Innovative Curriculum Awards. This new competition, offering $40,000 in financial awards, was announced last October at the ACSP Annual Conference in Denver, Colorado.

"Winning projects will receive financial support and become part of the Lincoln Institute's forthcoming digital case library," said Lourdes Germán, Director, International & Institute-wide Initiatives with the Lincoln Institute. "Our goal is to provide a platform for sharing land policy knowledge in compelling ways across different cities, regions, and countries."

More than 100 entries were submitted between the two award categories!

The Case Study Award was intended to go to 10 graduate students or faculty members who wrote compelling case studies; each winner would receive $1,000. The selection committee has reviewed all case study proposals and was very impressed by the breadth of responses which covered a wide-range of issues and municipalities in Asia, Africa, Europe, North America, and South America. Selecting 10 awards from the large pool of quality proposals proved to be difficult. Therefore, the committee recommended (and received approval) to increase the number of awards to 17, awarding an additional $7,000 in prize money for a total of $17,000.

Congratulations to the 17 Case Study Award winners!

  • Pooya Ghorbani and Courtney Wolf, New York State Governor's Office of Storm Recovery; Home Buyouts in New York State: Strategies for Maximizing Homeowner Participation
  • Aleksandra Maksimovska & Aleksandar Stojkov; SS. Cyril & Methodius University; Improving Municipal Fiscal Health through New System of Property Taxation: Evidence from South Eastern European Countries
  • Nestor Garza, Georgia Institute of Technology; Implementation and Effects of Land Value Capture in Bogotá, Colombia
  • Jongwoong Kim, University of Cincinnati; Guryong Village Development Decision: Taking, Readjusting, or Just Cancelling?
  • Mi Shih, Rutgers University; Ying-Hui Chiang, National Chengchi University, Taiwan; and Hsiutzu Betty Chang - National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan; "Floating TDR" and Land Value Capture in Taiwan: Designing a More Effective Land Finance Tool
  • Tej Kumar Karki, Boston University; Politics of Flood Disaster Evacuation in Houston City: A Dilemma of Decision Making Under Climate-Uncertainty
  • Allison Laskey, University of California, Irvine; Public Engagement and Detroit's Struggle to Ensure Equitable Development
  • Kanako Iuchi, Tohoku University, Japan; Rhetoric of recovering resilient: Unveiling how building back safer transforms into development for prosperity (A case of post-Yolanda rebuilding)
  • Liu Ran, Capital Normal University, Beijing, China; The State-Dominated Formalization of Informal Housing: A Descriptive Case Study on Beijing Urban Village
  • Agustin Leon_Moreta, University of New Mexico; Land Conservation in the Albuquerque-Middle Rio Grande Basin Region
  • Carlos Rufin, Suffolk, University; Johann Friedl, Institute of International Urban Development in Cambridge, MA; Community Toilets and the City: A Solution, or a Defeat?
  • Devin Day, Building Research Council in Champaign, Illinois; Dream in Progress: How Two West Side Neighborhoods in Cleveland Transition from Vacancy and Foreclosure to Housing Rehabilitation and Refugee Resettlement
  • Michael Elliot, Georgia Institute of Technology; Women's Action towards Climate Resilience for Urban Poor in South Asia
  • Allison L. Bridges, Columbia University; Natural Amenity-Led Growth and Environmental Activism in Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Thomas Coggin, Fordham University; Using the Law to Protect Informal Urban Livelihoods: a Descriptive Case Study from South Africa
  • Donovan Finn, Stony Brook University; Natural Amenity-Led Growth and Environmental Activism in Florianópolis, Brazil
  • Tho Tran, Texas A&M University; Affordable Housing and Community Development in Coastal Cities: Are We Spending Money to Put Ourselves in Dangerous Places?

The committee will now turn its attention to reviewing the Curriculum Innovation Awards and winners will be announced in late April. The Curriculum Innovation Award will recognize three educators who develop and implement courses to help prepare future planners to solve economic, social, and environmental challenges facing communities worldwide, with measurable student success; each awardee will receive $10,000.

Thank you, again, to everyone who submitted!

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) promotes education, research, and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to: recognize diverse needs and interests in planning; strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences and community engagement; improve and enhance the accreditation process, and; extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide.


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