ACSP Workshops

2015 ACSP Junior Faculty Workshop for Faculty of Color - NEW!

Call for Applications! The ACSP Committee on Diversity, in collaboration with the ACSP People of Color Interest Group, is pleased to announce the 2015 ACSP Junior Faculty of Color workshop to be held at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA June 18-20, 2015. If you will be entering your second or third year of the tenure track during 2015, this workshop is for you! The workshop aims to provide early-career, tenure-track faculty with the skills and knowledge to flourish in the planning professoriate. Hosted by Harvard's planning program, the event will provide close interaction with senior faculty from various types of ACSP institutions. The workshop focuses on three areas: developing your initial research and publishing agenda, making service and teaching effective, obtaining grants, and planning a long-term career trajectory that will make an impact. See flyer for more details and application procedure.

2015 JPER Writing Workshop for Early Career Planning Scholars

2015 Writing Workshop for New Scholars Application Form - Due February 15

The editors of the Journal of Planning Education and Research (JPER) will host the annual JPER Writing Workshop for New Scholars on August 5-7, 2015, at Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Our goal is to improve the quality of written scholarship among new faculty of planning and related academic programs. The workshop is intended for recent PhD recipients (or candidates graduating in Spring 2015) in urban planning, urban studies, and closely related fields. Untenured assistant professors also are eligible to participate.

The program will include sessions on the writing and publishing process, with intensive small-group work on participants' own manuscripts. Selected participants are required to submit an article-length paper (about 30 double-spaced pages) by April 15, 2015. The paper will go through a mock peer review process by three referees. These reviews and additional feedback from faculty and fellow participants will be the basis for small-group discussions during the workshop. Please direct questions on the workshop program and paper requirement to Luci Yamamoto, Managing Editor,

2015 Pre-Doctoral Workshop for Underrepresented Students of Color

September 9-12, 2015 in Norman, Oklahoma. Deadline to apply August 7th!

How to Apply

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, one of our member schools 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.* 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 some students.

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

2015 ACSP Summer PhD Workshop

  • August 7-9, 2015 in Los Angeles hosted by the University of Southern California
  • Application deadline - April 10, 2015 EXTENDED to APRIL 20, 2015
  • Application and workshop agenda

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning invites doctoral students of planning working on their dissertation research to attend the 2015 ACSP PhD Workshop. This year, the workshop will be hosted in Los Angeles by the University of Southern California. Every year, the PhD Workshop enables planning PhD students from North America and beyond 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.

**  Note that this year’s PhD Workshop will be held on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.  This is a change from previous years.

The Workshop is geared toward planning doctoral students who will be taking, or have recently passed their PhD qualifying examination (or equivalent). Students will have multiple opportunities to present their work to their fellow students and workshop faculty in smaller breakout sessions. Students will be expected to have submitted some written work beforehand, whether a dissertation prospectus, research workplan, or draft chapter. The workshop will be limited to approximately 25 students to ensure adequate time for participation and feedback.  This year’s workshop faculty will include, among others, Marlon Boarnet, Genevieve Giuliano, Dowell Myers, Lisa Schweitzer and David Sloane from the Planning Program at USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, and John Landis from the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information open the application document through the link above.