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ACSP Statement Following the Killing of George Floyd »
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning ( ACSP ) is an organization connecting planning educators, researchers,...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
JPER Special Issue Now Open Access - Planning Beyond Mass Incarceration »
Thank you SAGE and Editors of JPER for making this special issue (Volume 40 Issue 2, June 2020) open access!  ...
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
Lincoln Institute Announces Curriculum Innovation Award Winners »
ACSP and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy would like to thank everyone who submitted entries for the 2020 Curriculum I...
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
Student Needs in the Time of COVID - Report Available »
Student representatives on the ACSP Governing Board, Awais Azhar and Atticus Jaramillo, circulated a survey to students in...
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Results! Annual Election for Governing Board Representatives »
Administrative heads of all full member departments/schools/programs were sent the ballot on Friday, April 3, with a due d...

ACSP Annual Conference News
Tuesday, June 2, 2020
#ACSP2020 Award Submission Deadline Extended Until June 16 »
We are so excited to have received 42 submissions for awards this year (compared to 47 last year) despite the many pressin...
Tuesday, May 19, 2020
Whether in Toronto or Virtual, Consider Donating to Assist Students to Attend #ACSP2020! »
Please consider making a donation to financially assist students attend #ACSP2020 -- whether it's a live in-person or virt...
Monday, May 11, 2020
The 2020 ACSP Annual Conference Will Happen! »
ACSP staff are researching both in-person and on-line (virtual) options, and the Governing Board will meet in June to make...
Monday, March 2, 2020
Consider Donating to Assist Students With Travel to #ACSP2020 »
It's never too soon to consider contributions for the ACSP Annual Conference.  Please consider making a donation to:...
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
#ACSP2020 Award Nominations & Submissions Open February 26 -- Who Will You Nominate? »
Each year ACSP is proud to honor faculty and students who have distinguished themselves or made major contributions to the...

University Member News
Monday, June 1, 2020
Florida Atlantic University: Dr. Lilah Besser Recieves National Institute on Aging Award »
In May, Dr. Lilah Besser, Assistant Professor at Florida Atlantic University in the School of Urban and Regional Planning...
Wednesday, May 13, 2020
NYU Planning Faculty Help Local Policymakers Respond to COVID-19 Crisis »
Strict “stay-at-home” orders to combat the COVID-19 pandemic have spurred a national reckoning around the value of shelter...
Monday, May 11, 2020
Alabama A&M's Planning Department Establishes an Accelerated Program and New Scholarship »
The Department of Community and Regional Planning at Alabama A&M University houses two accredited planning programs: t...
Friday, May 8, 2020
University of Louisville: Planner John Hans Gilderbloom Scores a Big Hit Going out to a Million ... »
University of Louisville Planner John Hans Gilderbloom Scores a Big Hit Going out to a Million Members of Sierra Club and...
Friday, May 8, 2020
The Ohio State University: New Publication "Delineate the U.S. Suburb: An examination of how ..." »
The Ohio State University: New Publication "Delineate the U.S. Suburb: An examination of how different definitions of the...

Association Contributors
Monday, June 1, 2020
APA: Statement on Righting the Wrongs of Racial Inequality »
The  American Planning Association  is heartbroken over the brutal, senseless killing of George Floyd in Minneap...
Monday, June 1, 2020
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy: New Book on Scenario Planning »
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy recently published  Scenario Planning  for Cities and Regions: Managi...
Thursday, May 21, 2020
Island Press: Fall 2020 Catalog Now Available »
This fall, Island Press is pleased to bring you an assortment of books ranging in topics from planning to transit to the n...
Friday, May 15, 2020
Kauffman Foundation: Announcements »
New Series Entrepreneurship Issue Briefs   provide overviews of a variety of topics relevant to entrepre...
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Island Press: Half-Off Building the Cycling City throughout May »
Save 48% on Building the Cycling City! Now $12.99 till May 31! By Melissa Bruntlett and Chris Bruntlett http...

Calls for Papers
Monday, June 1, 2020
Call for Papers: Equity, Access, Diversity, and Inclusion »
Special Issue Enhancing the Role of Government, Non-Profits, Universities, and Resident Associations as Valuable Commu...
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
2020 AESOP Congress in Bristol, United Kingdom: Deadline for Abstracts - 7 Feb 2020 »
The 2020 AESOP Congress will take place in Bristol, from 7 to 11 July. This event will offer the opportunity for sch...


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