GPEIG Best Student Paper on International Planning
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Submission Deadline: July 31

The Global Planning Educators Interest Group (GPEIG), a group affiliated with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP), is pleased to have established the Best Student Paper on International Planning Award to be given to a student for the first time at the 2016 56th ACSP Annual Conference in Portland, Oregon. 

This award recognizes the best student paper on international planning presented at the previous annual conference of the ACSP. In selecting the best paper, the award committee will consider its contribution to advancing our understanding of global planning issues. The winner will be announced at the GPEIG Business Meeting and Luncheon Thursday, November 3 at ACSP 2016. 
To be eligible for the 2016 award, a student must be the sole author of a paper that was presented at the 55th annual conference of the ACSP 2015.
Application Materials
The paper (PDF) and one letter of nomination, from either the student’s faculty advisor or program chair, must be submitted to the committee chair by July 31, 2016. The paper should not exceed 35 pages of text including graphics, should be double-spaced with at least 1” margins on all sides, and written in a 12-point font.
Award Committee
Priyam Das, Chair, University of Hawaii at Manoa,
John S. Felkner, Florida State University
John C. Harris, University of Oklahoma
Joshua Kirshner, University of York


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  • 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.