Student Award - Ed McClure Award for Best Masters Thesis
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Deadline: June 1

The Ed McClure Award recognizes superior scholarship in a paper prepared by a masters student in an ACSP-member school. Submissions may address any topic of investigation generated in the course of pursuing a master’s degree in urban/city/community/town/regional planning.

Instructions

  • Papers should be the individual work of the nominated student, and should result from a one-term regular class. Master's theses, terminal professional reports and student group projects are not eligible.
  • Submissions should have been prepared during academic year 2016-2017.
  • Nominations (limited to one per program) must come from the program chairperson or the faculty advisor; students are urged to ask the appropriate faculty members to nominate their papers. Nominations should indicate the course for which the paper was prepared, and optionally may include a note from the instructor of this course recommending or explaining the context of the paper.
  • The PDF paper submission should not exceed 45 pages of text including graphics, must be double (or 1.5) spaced with margins of 1" or greater and have a font not less than 12 points.
  • This award carries a cash grant of $100 USD, a certificate presentation, plus student registration to the conference including an opening reception ticket and awards luncheon ticket.
  • The student will be invited to present the award winning paper at a special session on the Saturday of the conference.

The Edward McClure Award Committee

  • Joshua Drucker, Chair, University of Illinois at Chicago, jdruck@uic.edu
  • Bryce Lowery, University of Oklahoma
  • Chris Tilly, University of California, Los Angeles

Past Award Winners

  • 2016 Elizabeth Reed Yarina, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2015 No winner
  • 2014 Max Taffet, Cornell University
  • 2013 Jesse Abraham Zaro-Moore, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2012 Jeremy Steinemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2011 Adam Yagelski, University at Albany, SUNY
  • 2010 Troels Adrian, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 2009 Bryan Rodda, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2008 Maggie Chien, York University
  • 2007 Martine August, University of Toronto
  • 2006 Benjamin Saltsman, University of Southern California
  • 2005 John B. Richardson, Florida State University
  • 2004 Jessica Zenk, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2003 Gregory D. Morrow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2002 Kate Fichter, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2001 Philip D’Anieri, University of Michigan
  • 2000 Joshua Drucker, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1999 Anne Dibble, University of Michigan
  • 1998 Edward “Ted” Kamp, University of Colorado, Denver
  • 1997 Susan Silberberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Jack Sylvan, University of California, Berkeley
  • 1996 Lynn Pikholz, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1995 Philippa Campsie, University of Toronto
  • 1994 Dora Epstein, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1993 Stephen Rebori, University of Tennessee
  • 1992 Michael Parke, University of Hawaii
  • 1991 Michael Daugherty, Cleveland State University
  • 1990 Deanna Matsumoto, University of California, Los Angeles
  • 1989 Stan Fritterman, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • 1987 David Blatt, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • 1985 John Metzger, University of Illinois at Chicago

 

Please complete the application below. Questions about the form can be addressed to Donna Dodd, ddodd@acsp.org.

 

 

 

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Mission

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.

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