IPHS has created an award in honour of Anthony Sutcliffe (founding member of IPHS and Planning Perspectives). The award recognizes the best dissertation in the field of planning history written in English and completed during the two years preceding the conference. There is no restriction on topic, but submissions that most directly and innovatively address the internationalism of the modern planning movement in line with much of Sutcliffe’s work are especially welcome.
The prize was awarded first time at the July 2014 conference in St. Augustine, Florida, USA.
Doctoral dissertations completed during 2014 and 2015 are eligible. Self-nominations or nominations from dissertation advisors (on behalf of their students) are welcomed. The award winner will receive free conference registration for the 2016 conference in Delft and a $100 prize. All submissions must include the dissertation in single file PDF format, a brief biography of the student with full contact details, identification of the main academic advisor(s) also with contact details, and a letter of affirmation by the dissertation advisor (or some other official university documentation) that the dissertation was completed and successfully passed/defended in the eligibility period.