Student Award - FWIG Marcia Ritzdorf Award
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Deadline: June 1 (This submission window is now closed.)

The Marsha Ritzdorf Award for the Best Student Work on Diversity, Social Justice and the Role of Women in Planning is given by the ACSP Faculty Women's Interest Group and recognizes superior scholarship reflecting concern with making communities better for women, people of color and/or the disadvantaged. A nomination should be based on student work submitted in the pursuit of any urban/ city/ community/ town/ regional planning degree, undergraduate or graduate, at an ACSP-member school.

This award carries a cash grant of $100 USD, which is presented at the ACSP Annual Conference, where the winner is also invited to present their paper at a special session.

Papers are not to exceed 35 double-spaced pages, and must be accompanied by a nomination letter from a faculty member.

The Marsha Ritzdorf Award Committee

  • Kathryn Quick, Chair, University of Minnesota, ksquick@umn.edu
  • Kristen Crossney, West Chester University
  • Orly Linovski, University of Manitoba
  • Lynn McCormick, Hunter College
  • Rosie Tighe, Cleveland State University
  • Yiping Fang, Portland State University

Past Award Winners

  • 2016 Mercedes Sharpe Zayas, University of Toronto
  • 2015 Cate Mingoya, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2014 Lauren Garrott, Kansas State University
  • 2013 Jenny Cadigan, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
  • 2012 Lizzie Hessmiller, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2011 Isabelle Anguelovski, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2010 Mia White, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2009 Auvniet Kaur Tehara, University of Toronto
  • 2007 Ahmed Abukhater, University of Texas at Austin
  • 2006 Jordana Ross
  • 2005 Elsie Achugbue, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 2004 Tara Kumar
  • 2003 Karen Pooley, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2002 Susan Chivaratanond, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2001 Isabel Domeyko, University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2000 Richard S. Cho, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • 1999 Ivan Banda, Thomasz Bielecki, Tanya Boyce, Katie Chin, Lise Dorestant, Colette Gill, Drew Kirlazides, Rigoberto M. Lopez, Sarah Massey, Chris Ryan, Sumona Samanta, Robert Tyrell; Hunter College, CUNY
  • 1998 Stacy Harwood, University of Southern California

 

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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