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|Student Award - Barclay Gibbs Jones Award for Best Dissertation in Planning|
Deadline - June 1
This award recognizes superior scholarship in a doctoral dissertation completed by a student enrolled in an ACSP-member school.
Barclay Gibbs Jones (1925-1997) devoted his life to academia. He held four university degrees -- a B.A. in Fine Arts (before WWII, which included time as a wounded prisoner in Germany) and a B.Arch, both from the University of Pennsylvania, then a Masters in Planning and a PhD in Economics, both from the University of North Carolina. After a few years teaching at Berkeley (and finishing his thesis), in 1961 Barclay came to Cornell to reinvigorate and expand its tiny Ph.D. program. The program grew: through 1998 Cornell had awarded 235 doctorates. Jones himself chaired 66 PhD committees in Planning, and he served on uncounted other committees at the master’s and Ph.D. level in planning and many other fields, from industrial engineering to sociology to architectural history. He studied, taught, and wrote -- always with an interest in the normative questions of planning, and often with path-breaking innovation -- in a fields as diverse as architectural design and history, historic preservation, decision theory, quantitative methods, urban development, regional science, and disaster planning.
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