ACSP Historic Awards
Share |

Lists of historic winners of awards currently being granted by ACSP can be found on each award page. The following awards have been discontinued.


Historic Awards

AICP-ACSP Collaborative Projects Award
This project was presented as a conference session at the APA National Conference in Chicago on April 17th and will also be presented during a special conference session at ACSP. The AICP-ACSP Collaborative Projects Awards program considers only projects that involve collaboration between a practitioner and an academic.

ACSP/AICP Institute for Business and Home Safety Awards
The winner will be announced during the Saturday Awards Luncheon. The Institute for Business and Home Safety will make the awards to a student who presents a conference paper on the nexus of natural hazards and land-use planning. The winning student will be expected to present the paper in a session scheduled during the conference.

  • 2007 Award discontinued
  • Winner 2006 - None
  • Winner 2005 - Juchul Jung, University of Texas at Austin “The Impact of Institutional Settings on Local Hazard Mitigation Efforts: A New Institutional Perspective”
  • Winner 2004 - Lorelei Juntunen, University of Oregon “Addressing Social Vulnerability to Natural Hazards”

Fannie Mae Foundation Best Paper Prizes & Travel Scholarships
Each year the Fannie Mae Foundation funds ACSP to award three cash prizes for the best papers given at the ACSP conference which address housing or community development issues. Papers may be given in any track. The 2004 Fannie Mae Foundation Prize Coordinator is Professor Mickey Lauria, Clemson University. A $1,000 prize is awarded for the best paper by a student or group of students addressing housing or community development issues.

Funding stopped in 2006 for all Fannie Mae awards

  • 2005 - No winner
  • 2004 - Philip Ashton, Rutgers University “Advantage or Disadvantage? The Changing Institutional Landscape of Central City Mortgage Markets.” Best Action Research Paper

A prize for the best paper evaluating how new knowledge was created by practice, or how academic thought and knowledge significantly improved practice in a housing or community development project, with preference given to authors involved in the project.

  • 2005 - No winner
  • 2004 - Laxmi Ramasubramanian, Hunter College and Asma Ali, University of Illinois, Chicago “E-Planning with Youth: Creating Spaces of/for Engagement” Overall Best Conference Paper

A $1,000 prize is awarded for the best paper given at the ACSP Conference on housing or community development issues. It may have been given in any track.

  • 2005 - No Winner
  • 2004 - Michela Zonta , Virginia Commonwealth University “The Role of Ethnic Banks in the residential Patterns of Asian Americans: Loan Approvals by Asian Banks in the Los Angeles Region”

Best Dissertation Addressing Housing and Community Development Issues
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, with the generous funding of the Fannie Mae Foundation, will award a $5,000 dissertation grant to a doctoral student in North America whose thesis directly addresses housing or community development issues. The award is designated to aid the winner in conducting his or her dissertation research or in accessing data sources otherwise unavailable. Candidates whose dissertations are substantially completed, or which do not require data collection efforts are not eligible. The Fannie Mae Foundation Dissertation Grant Award Committee is chaired by Professor Susan Roakes, University of Memphis.

  • 2005 - No winner
  • 2004 - Karen Beck Pooley, University of Pennsylvania “The Spending Decisions and Neighborhood Impacts of Today’s Community Development Corporations.”



The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research, service and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to:

  • 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.


2910 Kerry Forest Parkway, D4-206 • Tallahassee, FL 32309