IPHS awards the best Postgraduate Planning History Paper presented at an IPHS Conference. Papers must be solely authored by the postgraduate student and entrants must register and attend the conference. Students enrolled in a master’s by coursework or research or in a doctorate are eligible for the award.
The 2019 Best Postgraduate Planning History Paper Prize Committee members are:
Prof. Dirk Schubert, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany (Chair);
Prof. Nuran Zeren Gulersoy, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi, Turkey;
Prof. Renato Leão Rego, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil.
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2018 Yokohama conference:
Pullan, Nicola. ‘Temporary dwellings as successful informal suburban development: the case of Sydney 1945 to 1960’.
This paper surveys the informal urban development as it played out in the outer suburbs of metropolitan Sydney, highlights a uniquely Australian story, and compares this with international instances. The paper analyses an unusual topic in a country and city where an established planning law and building regulations based on the British tradition exist. It includes good illustrations and an interesting bibliography, where next to the “classics”, other sources are discovered. Looking from a global point of view to the discussion of formal-informal, and legal-semi-legal-illegal, this is an often a neglected perspective of urban planning history. The panel concluded that the paper has an excellent structure and a very clear argument demonstrated by consistent analysis. Moreover, the research question based on this topic is strong and formulated competently. (From the committee’s report)
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2016 Delft conference:
Eom, Sujin. ‘The Mayor Conference Project: The Making of the Modern City During the Cold War’.
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2014 St. Augustine conference:
Bender, Helena. ‘Buenos Aires and the Modern City through Antonio Bonet Castellana’s Urban Proposal: the Plan for Barrio Sur, 1956’. (Published in Planning Perspectives, 30 (3), 2015, 447-462).
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2012 São Paulo conference:
Levy, Aiala. ‘Stages of a State: From São Paulo’s Teatro São José to the Teatro Municipal, 1854 – 1911’. (Published in Planning Perspectives, 28 (3), 2013, 461-475).
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2010 Istanbul conference:
Omolo-Okalebo, Frederick. ‘Two Cities in One: The Genesis, Planning and Transformation of Kampala City, 1903-1968’.
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2008 Chicago conference:
James, Ryan. ‘From “Slum Clearance” to “Revitalization”: Planning, Expertise, and Moral Regulation in Toronto’s Regent Park’.
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2006 New Delhi conference:
Urushima, Andrea Yuri Flores. ‘Uzo Nishiyama’s Proposals for a Planned Urban Expansion of Japanese Cities.’
Best postgraduate student paper presented at the 2004 Barcelona conference:
Short, Michael. ‘Regulating the Impact of Proposals for New Tall Buildings on the Built Heritage‘.