IPHS Book Prizes

IPHS offers two book prizes in the following categories:

1. The most innovative book in planning history written in English and based on original new research. Books must have been published in the two calendar years before the conference and may be written individually or joint-authored.

2. The best book (in English) published in the two calendar years before the conference and related to planning history of the country where the IPHS conference is held.

 

At the 2016 IPHS conference in Delft (Netherlands), up to three book prizes will be awarded:

The first prize is for the most innovative book in planning history written in English and based on original new research. Books must have been published in the previous two calendar years (2014-2015). Books may be written individually or joint-authored.

The second prize is for the best book (in English) related to planning history of the country/region where the IPHS-2016 conference is held, in this case defined as Continental Europe, and published in the previous two calendar years (2014-2015). Books may be written individually or joint-authored.

The third prize is for the best planning history edited work or anthology (in English) and again published in the previous two calendar years (2014-2015). Reprints and “readers” are ineligible. The prize will go to the editor(s).

The prize for each award is $250US. The prizes will be announced and awarded at the 17th IPHS conference in Delft in July 2016 (http://iphs2016.org/). Winners will be informed as early as practicable in 2016 to facilitate participation at the conference.

Nominations are invited from scholars and publishers. Nominations will comprise a 400 word statement, a short CV of the author(s)/editor(s) (these materials should also be sent electronically), and 4 copies of the nominated book (non-returnable). The deadline for receipt of submissions for the next prize is 30 November 2015.

Chair of the 2016 Book Committee is Prof. Rob Freestone, UNSW Australia (r.freestone@unsw.edu.au). Nomination packages should be sent to: Ms Rodina Atme, Faculty of Built Environment, University of New South Wales, Red Centre West Wing, Room 2043, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia (Phone: +61 2 9385 4644; Email: r.atme@unsw.edu.au).

 

Awarded books

2016

First prize:

Gandy, Mathhew (2014) The Fabric of Space: Water, Modernity, and the Urban Imagination. MIT Press.

Second prize:

Cupers, Kenny (2014) The Social Project: Housing Postwar France. University of Minnesota Press.

Third prize:

Bloom, Nicholas Dagen; Umbach, Fritz and Vale, Lawrence J (eds) (2015) Public Housing Myths: Perception, Reality, and Social Policy. Cornell University Press.

 

2014

First prize:

Salewski, Christian (2013) Dutch New Worlds. Nai010, Rotterdam.

Second prize:

Basmajan, Carlton Wade (2013) Atlanta Unbound. Enabling Sprawl Through Policy and Planning. Temple University Press, Philadelphia.

Vale, Lawrence J. (2013) Purging the Poorest – Public Housing and the Design Politics of Twice-cleared Communities. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.

 

2012

Special prize for an outstanding publication on planning history written in 2010-2012:

Freestone, Robert (2010) Urban Nation: Australia’s Planning Heritage. CSIRO Publishing, Collingwood (in association with the Department of the Environment, Water, Heritage and the Arts, and the Australian Heritage Council).

 

2010

Best book on planning history written in 2009-2010:

Angotti, Tom (2008) New York for Sale: Community Planning Confronts Global Real Estate. The MIT Press, Cambridge.

Best book on Middle Eastern planning history written in 2009-2010:

Elshestawy, Yasser (2008) The Evolving Arab City: Tradition, Modernity and Urban Development. Routledge, London.

 

2008

Best book on planning history written in 2007-2008:

Bogart, Michele H. (2006) The Politics of Urban Beauty: New York and its Art Commission. The University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London.

Best book on Mediterranean planning history:

Fuller, Mia (2007) Moderns Abroad. Architecture, Cities and Italian Imperialism. Routledge, London and New York.

 

2006

Best book on planning history written in 2004-2005:

Broudehoux, Anne Marie (2004) The Making of Post-Mao Beijing. Routledge, London.

Best book on South Asian planning history written in 2004-2005:

Hosagar, Jyoti (2005) Indigenous Modernities: Negotiating Architecture and Urbanism. Routledge, London.

 

2004

Best book on planning history written in 2001-2003:

Sorensen, André (2002) The Making of Urban Japan: Cities and Planning from Edo to the Twenty First Century. Routledge, London.

Best book on Spanish and/or Latin American planning history written in 2001-2003:

Almandoz, Arturo (2002) Planning Latin American Capital Cities 1850-1950. Routledge, London.