2013 SACRPH Awards Competition

The Society for American City & Regional Planning History (SACRPH), an interdisciplinary society of scholars and planning practitioners, announces its biennial awards competition. The awards will be presented at SACRPH's 15th National Conference on Planning History, to be held in Toronto, Canada, October 3-6, 2013. For more information, see http://www.sacrph.org/awards.

Deadline to apply for Publication Prizes, Teaching Award: July 15, 2013
Deadline to apply for Conference Paper Prizes and Student Travel Awards: August 15, 2013

1. PUBLICATION PRIZES
(for work published between August 2011 and July 2013)

LEWIS MUMFORD PRIZE ($250)
Best book on American city and regional planning history. Each committee member must receive a copy of each submission by July 15, 2013:

Ted Muller (Committee Chair)
Department of History
3906 Posvar Hall
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Guian McKee
Miller Center of Public Affairs
2201 Old Ivy Rd.
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904-4406

Donna Murch
Department of History
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
16 Seminary Place
New Brunswick, NJ 08901

Martha J. McNamara
Department of Art
Wellesley College
106 Central Street
Wellesley, MA 02481-8203


CATHERINE BAUER WURSTER PRIZE ($250)
Best scholarly article on American city and regional planning history in any journal. Email an electronic .pdf of the article to each committee member by July 15, 2013.

Raphaël Fischler (Committee Chair)
Urban Planning, McGill University
raphael.fischler@mcgill.ca

D. Bradford Hunt
Social Science and History, Roosevelt University
dbhunt@roosevelt.edu

Stephanie Dyer
American History and Political Economy, Sonoma State University
stephanie.dyer@sonoma.edu


JOHN REPS PRIZE ($250)
Best master's thesis and best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history. Each committee member must receive a bound copy—with a cover page, including the name of the author, advisor, and degree-granting institution—by July 15, 2013:

Own Gutfreund (Committee Chair)
Department of Urban Affairs and Planning
Hunter College
695 Park Avenue, #1611-W
New York, NY 10065

Thomas Campanella
City and Regional Planning, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Mailing address to use:
1872 East 33rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11234

Emily Talen
Geographical Sciences, Urban Planning, and Sustainability, Arizona State University
Mailing address to use:
24 W. Erie St. #4N
Chicago, IL 60654


JOURNAL OF PLANNING HISTORY PRIZE ($100)
Best article published in the Journal of Planning History. The committee reviews all articles published between August 2011 and July 2013. There is no need for formal submissions.

Domenic Vitiello (Committee Chair)
City and Regional Planning, University of Pennsylvania
vitiello@design.upenn.edu

Max Page
Architecture + Design Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
mpage@art.umass.edu

Jyoti Hosagrahar
Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, Columbia University
jh2443@columbia.edu

2. CONFERENCE PAPER PRIZES
(for papers accepted for presentation at the 15th National Conference on Planning History, Toronto, Canada, October 3-6, 2013):

FRANCOIS AUGUSTE de MONTEQUIN PRIZE ($1000)
Best conference paper on the topic of North American colonial planning history. Email an electronic .pdf of the completed paper (that approximates the actual paper you will present at the conference), by August 15, 2013, to:

Robert L. Fishman (Committee Chair)
Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan
fishmanr@umich.edu

Alternatively, in lieu of completed papers, applicants for the de Montequin Prize may submit proposals to fund projects on the history of planning in colonial America. Details about this option, including announcement of a new deadline for submission, will be available in Fall 2013.

STUDENT PAPER PRIZE ($100)
Best conference paper submitted by a full-time student. Email each committee member an electronic .pdf of the completed paper (that approximates the actual paper you will present at the conference), a one-page c.v., and evidence of student status by August 15, 2013.

Amy Howard (Committee Chair)
Civic Engagement, University of Richmond
amy.howard@richmond.edu

Sarah Jo Peterson
Urban Land Institute
sjpeterson23@gmail.com

Christopher Klemek
History, George Washington University
klemek@gwu.edu

Michael Kahan
Urban Studies, Stanford University
mkahan@stanford.edu

3. TEACHING AWARD

LAURENCE GERCKENS PRIZE ($250)
Awarded to a scholar-teacher who has demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and educational leadership in the field of planning history. Teaching excellence refers to the nominee’s influence in the classroom. Educational leadership involves, among other things, curriculum development, colleague and student mentoring, and pedagogical publishing. Nominations require (1) nominations (described below) from a colleague and/or former students; and (2) two letters from colleagues and former students attesting to the nominee's teaching excellence and leadership. Send nominations with name, institutional affiliation of the person nominated, and a brief statement (no more than 500 words) outlining their contributions to the committee chair, Mary Sies, marycorbinsies@yahoo.com. Nominations must be received by July 15, 2013, although supporting materials will be accepted until August 1, 2013.

Mary Corbin Sies (Committee Chair)
American Studies, University of Maryland
marycorbinsies@yahoo.com

Andrew Hurley
History, University of Missouri, St. Louis
ahurley@umsl.edu

Robin Bachin
History, University of Miami
rbachin@miami.edu

4. STUDENT TRAVEL AWARDS
The Robert S. Birch Endowment supports the activities of students within SACRPH and helps fund travel to the conference for students whose proposals have been accepted by the program committee. Individual grants will not exceed $250. To apply for travel funds, email each of the members of the Student Paper Prize Committee (described above) a one-page c.v., the title of your paper, evidence of student status, and a travel budget (including travel support from other sources) by August 15, 2013.