Dale Prize

2020 Dale Prize
#WeAre!: Advancing Gender and Sexuality in Planning Practice

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 2020 Dale Prize theme is #WeAre!:  Advancing Gender and Sexuality in Planning Practice.  #WeAre! is broad, energized by #MeToo, by inadequate representation of women in the “public faces” of planning, by resistance to the proliferation of state “bathroom bills” and laws discriminating against LGBTQ+ prospective adoptive parents.  The topic is timely, coming after three years of rises in hate crimes targeting anti-LGBTQ+ people, and in the wake of several high-profile cases of sexual abuse, and erosion of federal-level support for LGBTQ+ employment rights in the military and, potentially, the civilian labor force.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce the winners of the 2020 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.  Dr. Petra Doan of Florida State University, has won the Scholar Prize. Dr. Elizabeth "Libby" Tyler, a conulsting planner and a member of APA's Equity Diversity Inclusion Committee, has won the Practitioner Prize. 

Practitioner Prize Winner

Dr. Elizabeth Tyler's Profile Pic

Dr. Elizabeth Tyler

Elizabeth "Libby" Tyler, Ph.D., FAICP, is a consulting planner with over 35 years of experience in community, land use, and environmental planning at the local, regional, and federal levels. She recently retired as the Community Development Services Director for the City of Urbana, Illinois, where she worked for over 17 years, overseeing programs in planning and zoning, economic development, affordable housing, and building safety. As a member of the American Planning Association's Diversity Committee and the past chair of the Women and Planning Division, she has been working hard to promot progress on issues of diversity and inclusion, especially women in planning.A Charter Member of the American Planning Association, she was the first female planner in Illinois to be recognized as a Fellow of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

Scholar Prize Winner

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Professor

Petra Doan is Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. She is an iconic scholar in urban planning who primarily conducts research on planning issues surrounding marginalized communities with a special focus on the LGBTQ community. She has edited two books that have been critically acclaimed: “Queerying Planning: Challenging Heteronormative Assumptions and Reframing Planning Practice” and “Planning and LGBTQ Communities: the Need for Inclusive Queer Space”. She also has published a number of related articles in numerous academic journals including Gender, Place, and Culture, Women’s Studies Quarterly, Environment and Planning A, the Journal of Planning Education and Research, Progressive Planning, and International Review of Urban and Regional Research. She is the elected President of the Faculty Women’s Interest Group of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2020 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 2020 theme is #WeAre!: Advancing Gender and Sexuality in Planning Practice.

Nominations Procedure

The Dale Prize seeks a scholar, a practitioner, or an activist who consider

  • what is happening to LGBTQ+ spaces and places: Gay-borhoods depopulated of LGBTQ+ residents through gentrification and a concomitant loss of nightclubs and other critical social venues;
  • locating gender and sexuality in planning curricula and planning concentrations;
  • the implications for planning of political shifts marked by events such as the massively successful Women’s marches in 2017, and the record number of women in the 116th U.S. Congress (106 of 441 members of both houses);
  • policy and design approaches to enhancing the safety of women and LGBTQ+ in public places such as restrooms, transit stations and vehicles, and as pedestrians and cyclists;
  • how planners and developers consider (or ignore) specific needs of aging LGBTQ+ residents;
  • damages to careers and dampening of aspirations of women and LGBTQ+ members of the profession through persistent harassment and abuse based on gender and sexual orientation.

Much of the planning field has neglected issues of gender and sexuality. We announce the topic during a conference season characterized by both APA and ACSP holding their national conferences in states with recent legislation legalizing discrimination against LGBTQ+ adults in the placement of foster children or in adoption. Planning education has neglected the topic of gender in curricular matters and in the mainstream of research.  Planning practice, too, has paid too little attention to issues of concern to women and the LGBTQ+ community.  Gender and sexuality may be an elephant in the rooms of planning education and practice. 

 

 Dale Prize events will be held March 4th and 5th, 2020  on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

Nomination packages should be submitted no later than November 29, 2019. 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 4-5, 2020. (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 4-5, 2020. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Submittal Addresses for Nominating Packages

If submitted by US mail:

2020 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 2020 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 29, 2019

Selection of Winners: December 2019

Visit to Campus, Colloquium and Events Honoring Winners: March 4th and 5th, 2020

 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, #WeAre!: Advancing Gender and Sexuality in Planning Practice.
  • Potential for linking research results to planning theory (scholar).
  • Potential for linking practice results to planning practice (practitioner)

Contact

If you have additional questions, contact 

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