The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2019 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning. The Dale Prize recognizes planning excellence, creates dialogue between scholars and practitioners, and enriches the education of planning students. The Dale Prize is awarded in pairs: a $5,000 award to a scholar and a $5,000 award to a practitioner. Awardees spend two days on the campus, meet with students in classes, and participate in a colloquium and other events.
The 2019 theme is From Blueprint to Resilience: Planning when Change is the Norm. Comprehensive planning assumed that planners could anticipate the future and discern goals around which a plan could be crafted. Yet the “plan as blueprint” model is upended by changes in society, the economy, spatial structure, environmental conditions, and technology. Local insurgencies challenge conventional practices. Planning practice has evolved in the ways that plans are made, what they address, and how they are used. Concepts of anticipatory governance, networked and smart cities, equity planning, and sustainability now infuse these plans. Such plans make room for bottom-up change and innovation. They are made in ways that recognize their role in networks of other plans and use new forms of collaborative rationality.
The Dale Prize seeks a scholar and a practitioner who will address new ways that comprehensive plans are made and used. We are interested in procedural questions such as understanding innovative roles for social media and direct democracy, deliberative practices for finding ways forward with multiple visions, and how the broader range of concerns are in included in these plans. We ask, “How can planning guide ongoing decision-making under conditions of uncertainty and with a multiplicity of visions?”
Dale Prize events will be held March 20th and 21st, 2019, on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.
Nominations are due on November 26, 2018. For more information, or to receive a nomination package, please visit the Dale Prize webpage, http://env.cpp.edu/urp/dale-prize/2019. If you have additional questions, contact Dr. Do Kim at firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 869-4645.