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Lincoln Institute Announces Curriculum Innovation Award Winners

Monday, May 13, 2019  
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ACSP and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy would like to thank everyone who participated and are proud to announce this year's Curriculum Innovation Award winners!

The Curriculum Innovation Award recognizes educators who develop and implement courses to help prepare future planners to solve economic, social, and environmental challenges facing communities worldwide, with measurable student success. Each winner will receive a $7,000 reward and will collaborate with the Institute to create an online module highlighting innovative designs in the course.

Congratulations to the following Innovative Curriculum winners!

  • Deland Chan, AICP
    Program on Urban Studies, Stanford University

    Course Title: Sustainable Cities
    Course Description: The project-based seminar focuses on assessing sustainable communities through the lens of environmental quality, economic vitality, social equity, and cultural continuity. Students collaborate with San Francisco Bay Area government agencies and community organizations on sustainability projects.

  • Gislene Pereira & Leticia Nerone Gardens
    Federal University of Parana, Curitiba, Brazil
    Department of Architecture and Urbanism

    Course Title: Policies and Instruments for Financing Urban Development
    Course Description: The course focuses on the theoretical framework, concepts and implementation of land value capture policies and practices to finance urban development. The course design includes participatory learning approaches such as games that simulate the functions of land markets, debates that simulate the functions of judicial courts, and case studies.

  • Sonia Roitman
    The University of Queensland, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences

    Course Title: Exploring Development Complexities
    Course Description: The course examines key issues, challenges, and complexities related to international development in the context of Indonesia. The course design includes an experiential learning component in which students from University of Queensland, Australia and Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta, Indonesia collaborate with local government and community organizations on rural and urban development projects in Indonesia.

  • Marcos Barinas Uribe
    Universidad Iberoamericana. UNIBE, School of Architecture and Arts

    Course title: CIVILITAS, URBIS & CONEXIONES: Board games as a learning tool for integrating public interest into the urban planning curriculum
    Course description: The course prepares students to the challenges and opportunities of participation in urban design and city planning. Through the iterative design process of creating a board game that models real world issues and decisions of community stakeholders, students learn knowledge, skills, principles and criteria in the creation of urban environments.



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  • 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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