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|Faculty Award - John Friedmann Book Award|
Deadline: June 1
Presented in even-numbered years only.
John Friedmann is a widely-recognized planning scholar with an exceptionally distinguished career. He has contributed in many ways to the field of urban and regional planning, through his writings on planning theory, regional development planning, and world cities. He is the author of 26 books and close to 200 articles, and has received many distinguished awards (see below). He has also offered unstinting service to the planning academy, both through his varied teaching career and through his co-sponsorship of activities designed to support doctoral students in planning.
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) has established the John Friedmann Book Award, approved by its Governing Board on April 13, 2013. This award is presented to a book or comparable work that best exemplifies scholarship in the area of planning for sustainable development. ACSP grants this award based on nomination packages submitted every other year, during the spring of even-numbered years, for presentation at the annual ACSP fall meeting (or other venue as determined by the ACSP conference schedule). This award is complementary with the Paul Davidoff Award designed primarily for books focused on social justice, and awarded during odd-numbered years.
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He is the author of 26 books, including 9 edited/co-edited collections, and about 200 articles on a wide range of topics, from regional planning to urbanization, social development, and planning theory. His writings have been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Japanese, Chinese, and Farsi.
He is best known for his early work on regional development planning with William Alonso, the core-periphery theory of regional development, the theory of transactive planning and social learning, and the world city hypothesis. His current research interests are focused on urbanization processes in China. His most recent books include China’s Urban Transition (University of Minnesota Press, 2004) and Insurgencies: Essays in Planning Theory (Routledge, 2011).
Among the many honors he has received are a Guggenheim Fellowship and Honorary doctorates from the Pontifical Catholic University in Santiago, Chile (1969) and the University of Dortmund (1988). He was honored by the Chilean Government in 1969 receiving the Bernardo O’Higgins Order (in rank of Commander); was the first person to receive the prestigious Distinguished Planning Educator Award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning; and received the first UN-Habitat Lecture Award for lifetime achievement in the service of human settlements (2006).
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