Dale Prize

2019 Dale Prize
From Blueprint to Resilience: Planning when Change is the Norm

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

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

The 2019 theme is From Blueprint to Resilience: Planning when Change is the NormComprehensive 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 Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.  Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian of the Hunter College, The City University of New York, has won the Scholar Prize. Dr. Ray Quay, the director of Community Engagement and Reserch Professional at Decision Center for a Desert City, has won the Practitioner Prize.

Practitioner Prize Winner

Dr. Ray Quay's Profile Pic

Dr. Ray Quay

Director of Community Engagement and Research Professional

Over 40 years, Dr. Quay has been engaged in using scenario analysis as part of anticipatory governance to help communities develop plans for issues that involve high levels of uncertainty about future conditions. He has developed and applied methods for anticipatory governance to a large number of projects that helped communities develop plans and initiate implementation for issues that involved high levels of uncertainty.  He has informed and trained planners about uncertainty and the methods that can be used to explore it as part of their planning projects. Dr. Ray received the master of science degree in Community and Regional Planning from the University of Texas in 1978 and Ph.D. degree in Environmental Design and Planning from Arizona State University in 2011.

Scholar Prize Winner

Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian's Profile Pic

Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian

Associate Professor

Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramanian is an assoicate professor of Urban Policy and Planning at Hunter College. Dr. Ramasubramanian is a renowned scholar in the field of public participation GIS (PPGIS). She has been studying the changing role of spatial technologies and how they can be used by citizens to become equal partners in the planning process. Her research and teaching has been to address critical planning issues in light of global climate change and its consequences, too.She has also played a crucial role in the development of strategies for community resilience in New York City's Jamaica Bay by facilitating communication between physical scientists/engineers and social scientists as it was to develop deliberative practices with the affected resident communities.Dr. Ramasubramanian received the master degree in City Planning from MIT in 1991 and Ph.D. degree in Architecture, Environment-Behavior Studies from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee in 1998.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nomination 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

Nominations Procedure

TThe 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?”

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.

 Dale Prize events will be held March 20th and 21st, 2019  on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

Nomination packages should be submitted no later than November 26, 2018. The package may be submitted in hard copy format by mail, or in digital format by email, or through a file sharing service. Self-nomination is accepted. The package should include the following:

Nomination of Scholars

  • 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 March 20-21, 2019. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Nomination of Practitioners

  • 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 March 20-21, 2019. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Submittal Addresses for Nominating Packages

If submitted by US mail:

2019 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 2019 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: November 26, 2018

Selection of Winners: December 2018

Visit to Campus, Colloquium and Events Honoring Winners: March 20th and 21st, 2019

 The prize winners 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, From Blueprint to Resilience: Planning when Change is the Norm.
  • Potential for linking research results to planning practice (scholar).
  • Potential for linking practice results to planning theory (practitioner)

Contact

If you have additional questions, contact 

Dr. Do Kim
dohyungkim@cpp.edu
(909) 869-4645