In honor of Anthony Sutcliffe (founding member of IPHS and Planning Perspectives), IPHS has created an award to recognize the best dissertation in the field of planning history written in English and completed during the two years preceding the biennial conference. There is no restriction on topic, but submissions which 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 detai ls, 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, calendar years 2014-2015.
Nomination should be sent to Sutcliffe Award Chair: Prof. Dr. José Luis Sáinz Guerra, Valladolid/Spain (firstname.lastname@example.org) before 15th of March 2016. The winner will be informed in April 2016.