Awarded to the best planning history article published in the journal Planning Perspectives in the two years before the 2018 IPHS conference. The prize is sponsored by Taylor & Francis, the journal’s publisher.
Members of the Committee: IPHS Council members and former editors of Planning Perspectives.
Best paper on planning history in Planning Perspectives 2016-2017:
Barykina, Natallia (2017) ‘Transnational mobilities: Western European architects and planners in the Soviet industrial cities, 1928–1933’, Planning Perspectives, 32 (3), 333-352.
The paper ‘Transnational mobilities: Western European architects and planners in the Soviet industrial cities, 1928–1933’ tackles a topic of considerable current interest to planning historians – the way in which urban planning ideas and design move between states and ideological contexts. In this case, the paper uncovers a complicated narrative of the interactions between German and Soviet architects in the 1930s as new ideas of design and standardisation were mobilised to create Soviet industrial cities. Using the notion of ‘translation’, it examines the way in which ideas were transformed during the process of transfer while showing the reality of the experience of Western ‘experts’ involved in urban planning and construction in a period of material shortages and forced labour.The panel considered that he paper ‘broke beyond a single place/personality case study approach to deal with a greater complexity of interdependencies’. It de-mystifies a period of Soviet planning that has not had previously attracted much detailed analysis and makes it accessible to a wider public. (John R. Gold, Margaret Gold – Planning Perspectives Editors)
Best paper on planning history in Planning Perspectives 2014-2015:
Brown, Sue and O’Hara, Glen (2015) ‘From Planning to Opportunism? Re-examining the Creation of the London Docklands Development Corporations’, Planning Perspectives, 30 (4), 537-570.
Best paper on planning history in Planning Perspectives 2012-2013:
Vitiello, Domenic (2013) ‘Monopolizing the metropolis: gilded age growth machines and power in American urbanization’, Planning Perspectives, 28 (1), 71-90.
Best paper on planning history in Planning Perspectives 2010-2011:
Baykan, Aysegul and Hatuka, Tali (2010) ‘Politics and culture in the making of public space: Taksim Square, 1 May 1977, Istanbul’, Planning Perspectives, 25 (1), 49-68.
Best paper on planning history in Planning Perspectives 2008-2009:
Njoh, Ambe J. (2009) ‘Urban planning as a tool of power and social control in Colonial Africa‘, Planning Perspectives, 24 (3), 301-317.
Best paper on planning history published in Planning Perspectives 2006-2007:
Lu, Duanfang (2006) ‘Travelling Urban Form: The Neighbourhood Unit in China’, Planning Perspectives, 21 (4), 369-392.
Best paper on planning history published in Planning Perspectives 2004-2005:
Vacher, Hélène (2004) ‘Extension Planning and the Historic City: Civic Design Strategies in the 1908-9 Copenhagen International Competition’, Planning Perspectives, 19 (3), 255-281.
Best paper on planning history published in Planning Perspectives 2002-2003:
Hein, Carola (2002) ‘Maurice Rotival: French Planning on a World Scale’, part I, Planning Perspectives, 17 (3) 247-265, and part II, Planning Perspectives, 17 (4) 325-344.
2002 (awarded by SACRPH)
SACRPH – Best Journal Article published in 2001-2002: