Dale Prize

2017 Dale Prize
Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward

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

The 2017 theme is Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward.  The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Cal Poly Pomona is marking the 50th anniversary of its Bachelor of Science degree. URP was created to educate professional planners who would staff local government planning offices in Southern California suburbs. Initially, these suburbs focused on orderly development and environmental protection for bedroom-community development. Over the 50 years, these suburban communities have evolved into more complex places, characterized by differences in race, ethnicity and economic class.  They have regional, national and global economic connections, with new focuses in trade, logistics and emerging technologies and industries. Some of these communities now defy the suburban stereotype, while others celebrate their original built-form patterns from another era.

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The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.  Dr. Dowell Myers of the University of Southern California has won the Scholar Prize. Mr. Donald J. Waldie, former Deputy City Manager of Lakewood, has won the Practitioner Prize.

Practitioner Prize Winner

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Donald Waldie

Former Deputy City Manager
Lakewood, California

Donald J. Waldie is an American essayist, memoirist, translator, and editor. He is best known for his memoir Holy Land: A Suburban Memoir. In the memoir, he detailed the historical, geographical, political, and cultural factors both preceding the development of Lakewood's 17,000 homes and following Lakewood's incorporation as a city in 1954. He has also thoughtfully observed Los Angeles' history, politics, and culture. His observation is summarized in his essay collection Where We Are Now: Notes from Los Angeles and the anthology Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape and Kansas City Star. California Romantica. 

Scholar Prize Winner

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Dowell Myers

Professor and Director of Population Dynamics Research Group
The Sol Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California

Dowell Myers, Ph.D., is a demographer and urban planner who integrates quantitative evidence with interpretations of problems and policy solutions. His research emphasizes the linkage of demographic data (census, surveys, and projections) to future trends in housing, workforce, education, taxpaying, voting, and immigration. His recent focus is construction of narratives that promote greater public understanding about pressing issues that affect our common future. He is a Professor at the University of Southern California and is Director of Population Dynamics Research Group. Dr. Myers holds a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from MIT.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2017 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 2017 theme is Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward.  The Department of Urban and Regional Planning (URP) at Cal Poly Pomona is marking the 50th anniversary of its Bachelor of Science degree. URP was created to educate professional planners who would staff local government planning offices in Southern California suburbs. 

Nominations Procedure

We are looking for a Dale Prize Scholar who will offer insight into this sweep of history – the past and the future of the Southern California suburb. Guiding questions include: How have the social, environmental, and economic dimensions of suburban Southern California changed, and what is the future of these areas?   Can the current organizational structure of local, sub-regional, and regional planning entities address the key planning challenges? What should be the transformation agenda for legacy built form so that we can address new realities? What kinds of planning processes and strategies will position suburban Southern California to transform and prosper in the next 50 years? 

We are seeking a Dale Prize Practitioner who will provide insights on the dynamics of local and sub-regional governance and suggest ways forward to address challenges associated with immigration, racial and ethnic diversity, economic expansion and workforce development, housing affordability, traffic congestion, and climate change.

Dale Prize events will be held February 1st and 2nd 2017 on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

Nomination packages should be submitted no later than December 2, 2016. The package may be submitted in hard copy format by mail, or in digital format by email, or through a file sharing service. Self-nominations are accepted. The package should include the following:

Nomination of Scholars

The winning scholar will be selected based on:

  • Evidence of substantial 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 Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward.
  • 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)
  • Nominee’s 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 the full days of February 1-2, 2017. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Nominations of Practitioners

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 Southern California Suburbs: Looking Backward and Looking Forward
  • 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 be available to be on the Cal Poly Pomona campus the full days of February 1-2, 2017. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Submittal Addresses for Nominating Packages

If submitted by US mail:

2017 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 2017 Dale Prize Nomination in the subject line).
OR Invite Laura Fujimoto-Hernandez (lhernandez@cpp.edu) to join a Dropbox folder.

Selection Schedule

Nomination Packages Due: December 2, 2016

Selection of Winners: January 2017

Visit to Campus, Colloquium and Events Honoring Winners: February 1-2, 2017

Contact

If you have additional questions, contact 

Do Kim

dohyungkim@cpp.edu 

(909) 869-4645.