Dale Prize

2014 Dale Prize
We Are What We Eat: Food Systems and the Healthy City

William R. And June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning

Planners have become involved in establishing “healthy city” policies and programs, involving many facets of how urban residents relate to their food. Planners’ professional appetites have been whetted: researchers and practitioners want to know how planning can help cities better accommodate the production of food (urban agriculture); facilitate food distribution (farmers markets, food cooperatives); identify, map and address food deserts and other food security issues; and reclaim energy and nutrients in food waste. In evolving collaborative relationships, planners mix it up with public health professionals, community organizers, sanitary engineers and diverse other partners to improve the food-related health of cities.

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About the Dale Prize

The Dale Prize is an annual event organized by the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona. It recognizes planning excellence, creates dialogue between scholars and practitioners, and enriches the education of planning students.

William R. Dale, a planner with public agency experience in Florida, first came to Cal Poly Pomona in 1964. He was a founding faculty member of the Department of Urban and Regional Planning and served as department chair.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona is pleased to announce the winners of the 2013 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.

Practitioner Prize Winner

Heather Wooten

Program Director
ChangeLab Solutions

Ms. Wooten is a leader and advocate in urban food systems. She is a program director at ChangeLab Solutions in Oakland California, where she researches best practices, develops tools, and works with communities to connect land use, economic development, and health. She is a co-author of How to Create and Implement Healthy General Plans.

Scholar Prize Winner

Samina Raja

Principal Investigator
Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the University at Buffalo

Dr. Raja is an internationally recognized leader and researcher on food systems. She is the author of A Planners Guide to Community and Regional Food Planning: Transforming Food Environments, Facilitating Healthy Eating. She established the Food Systems Planning and Health Communities Lab at the University at Buffalo and is a community leader on food issues.

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November 15, 2013

January 31, 2014

12:00 AM

(Date subject to change). Winners will be announced on this website and by e-mail.

February 4, 2014

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM / 46

Presentation open to the public. Details to be announced in January.

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
4:00 PM to 6:30 PM / 49

We are seeking a Dale Prize Scholar who has worked on food systems and the role of various aspects of the food cycle in cities of today and tomorrow. Can community gardens, home composting and fruit tree parks nourish increasing numbers of urban dwellers? Do nutritional oases supplant fast food outlets in low-income neighborhoods? What role are planners playing in changes to the urban food and food-waste economies? What role should they play?

We are seeking a Dale Prize Practitioner who is an active leader in areas of food justice or food security; or who has leadership experience with multi-disciplinary approaches to promoting healthy lifestyles and improving health outcomes at the urban scale; or who has innovated in practices relating to the city as an environment for food production, food distribution, or food-waste management.

Nominations Procedure

Nomination packages should be submitted no later than November 15, 2013. The package may be submitted in hard copy format by mail, or in digital format by email, or through a file sharing service. The package should include the following:

Nominations of Scholars

The winning scholar will be selected based on:

  • Evidence of knowledge contribution to the field. This includes but is not limited to the quality and quantity of research , research/practice collaborations, impact on the field, and peer recognition.
  • Applicability to the theme We Are What We Eat: Food Sys tems a nd t he Healthy City
  • Potential for linking research results to planning practice

To nominate a scholar, please provide the following:

  • Nominating Cover Letter
  • Name and current affiliation and description of nominee’s contribution to the field.
  • Narrative justifying the nomination (3 page maximum)
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Description and examples of research, publications and/or other contributions to the field. This can include links to internet sites where research or publications can be reviewed.
  • Contact information for the nominator
  • Contact information for the nominee
  • Approval by nominee of the nomination, including commitment to be available to be on the Cal Poly Pomona campus February 4 - 6, 2014 . (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Nominations of Practicioners

The winning practitioner will be selected based on:

  • Evidence of contribution to the field . This includes but is not limited to quality and quantity of plans, designs, programs and projects, implementation success, impact on the field, and peer recognition.
  • Applicability to the theme We Are What We Eat: Food Systems a nd t he Healthy City
  • Potential for linking practice results to planning theory .

To nominate a practitioner, please provide the following:

  • Nominating Cover Letter
  • Name and current affiliation and description of nominee’s contribution to the field.
  • Narrative justifying the nomination (3 page maximum)
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae /Portfolio
  • Description and examples of projects, programs, experience and other contributions to the field. This can include links top internet sites where research or publications can be reviewed.
  • Contact information for the nominator
  • Contact information for the nominee
  • Approval by nominee of the nomination , including commitment to b e available to be on the Cal Poly Pomona campus February 4 - 6, 2014 . (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Submissions

If submitted by mail:

2014 Dale Prize Committee

Department of Urban and Regional Planning

California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

3801 West Temple Avenue

Pomona, California 91768

If submitted electronically:

urpdept@cpp.edu

(Please put 2014 Dale Prize Nomination in the subject line).

OR Invite Laura Fujimoto-Hernandez (lhernandez@cpp.edu) to join a Dropbox folder

Contact

For more information. Contact Professor Richard Zimmer at rjzimmer@cpp.edu or (714) 779-2889 (cell) with questions.