ACSP Workshops

JPER Writing Workshop for Early Career Planning Scholars

Georgia Tech’s School of City and Regional Planning (SCaRP) hosted the annual Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) Writing Workshop for early career planning scholars from August 7th to 9th. Since 2012, SCaRP has been home to JPER, the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning’s (ACSP) flagship academic journal. Dr. Subhro Guhathakurta, the Director of Georgia Tech’s Center for GIS, and Dr. Nancey Green Leigh, Associate Dean for Research for Georgia Tech’s College of Architecture, serve as co-executive editors of JPER and will continue their tenure through 2016. The JPER Writing Workshop aims to create networking opportunities for early career academics in the planning field, and help equip these scholars with greater knowledge of the publishing process and its relevance to career development. The two day event has been held since the late 1990s and compliments the ACSP PhD workshop (see below). Continue reading this article by Thomas Douthat posted September 3, 2013 Atlanta, GA.

ACSP Summer Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Students of Color

Our world is changing, and urban planning can lead the way. In an increasingly diverse and globalized world, urban planners work to create communities that are economically thriving, socially just, and environmentally sustainable. A doctoral degree in planning can prepare you to link new knowledge to issues that affect communities and policy-making worldwide.

To introduce planning doctoral study to selected outstanding students, the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs and the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy, in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will host a four-day workshop to prepare students to apply to and succeed in doctoral programs. Students from groups that are under-represented on planning faculties are particularly encouraged to apply.*
Workshop events will be held on the UCLA and USC campuses, in the heart of Los Angeles, July 20-24, 2014. Registration and instructional materials will be provided at no cost, lodging and meals will also be provided at no cost, and travel stipends are available for students coming from outside of California.

For more information or to apply by Friday, April 25, visit

*Groups that are under-represented on planning faculties include: African-Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, and Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islanders.

ACSP PhD Workshop

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning annually invites doctoral students of planning working on their dissertation research to attend the late summer ACSP PhD Workshop. The Workshop attracts PhD students from planning programs from around the world to gather and discuss the practical details of creating, producing, distributing and consuming planning knowledge among scholars. Workshop participants will learn to conceive, organize, and present PhD-quality research to multiple audiences, including, most centrally, their peers. Students will advise one another as scholars pursuing unique research paths within a community of shared inquiry. The faculty work mainly as advisors and coaches. International students are welcome to apply.

2014 Workshop Details: August 7-9. Hosted by Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Download the application here.