Dale Prize

2021 Dale Prize
Planning In The Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice

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

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2021 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 will participate in a colloquium in which each winner presents their work in the field on the evening of March 2nd, 2021 and then spend two days, March 3rd and March 4th interacting with students in classes and through various events.

Because of the current pandemic, this year’s celebration will be completely online.

The 2021 theme is Planning in the Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice

Urban Planning and Public Health have a long history of sharing theories and coordinating efforts to improve quality of life and population health. Some of the most seminal contributions of urban planning were in response to emerging public health threats during the rapid urbanization concomitant with industrialization. During the late 19th and early 20th century the collaboration between the two disciplines bore fruit as morbidity and mortality measures, along with other quality of life indicators, improved considerably in major urban areas throughout the world. The latter part of the 20th century was marked by a divergence of the disciplines as each sought to develop its own ambit both academically and practically.

The current pandemic, however, requires the two disciplines to once again forge their shared mantle, to join hands to ensure the health of all members of diverse communities and to enhance quality of life. The pandemic has laid bare many of the serious and dangerous inequalities in society. The elderly and those with underlying health conditions face the greatest morbidity and mortality risks. These health risk factors are, unfortunately, exacerbated by race, immigration and class as the greatest impact has been borne disproportionately by peoples of color and those at the lowest economic rungs.

The 2021 Dale Prize seeks to address these inequities by exploring how public health and urban planning can reinvigorate the traditional collaboration between planners and public health professionals.  What can urban planners teach public health professionals about urban design, planning and policy?  Similarly, what can public health professionals teach urban planners about assessing and improving health and quality of life? How can both disciplines coordinate their efforts to develop new frameworks and modes of action for improving public health and also reducing and eliminating systemic barriers that impose unequal burdens upon communities of color and the economically marginalized.

The Dale Prize seeks a scholar and a practitioner in planning, public health or a related area of expertise to explore these issues with the Urban and Regional Planning students and the rest of the Cal Poly community.

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2021 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 meeting with students in classes and participate in a colloquium and other events.  All meetings and events will be strictly online in 2021, following the CSU safety guidelines.

The 2021 theme is Planning in the Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice

Urban Planning and Public Health have a long history of sharing theories and coordinating efforts to improve quality of life and population health. Some of the most seminal contributions of urban planning were in response to emerging public health threats during the rapid urbanization concomitant with industrialization. During the late 19th and early 20th century the collaboration between the two disciplines bore fruit as morbidity and mortality measures, along with other quality of life indicators, improved considerably in major urban areas throughout the world. The latter part of the 20th century was marked by a divergence of the disciplines as each sought to develop its own ambit both academically and practically.

The current pandemic, however, requires the two disciplines to once again forge their shared mantle, to join hands to ensure the health of all members of diverse communities and to enhance quality of life. The pandemic has laid bare many of the serious and dangerous inequalities in society. The elderly and those with underlying health conditions face the greatest morbidity and mortality risks. These health risk factors are, unfortunately, exacerbated by race, immigration and class as the greatest impact has been borne disproportionately by peoples of color and those at the lowest economic rungs.

The 2021 Dale Prize seeks to address these inequities by exploring how public health and urban planning can reinvigorate the traditional collaboration between planners and public health professionals.  What can urban planners teach public health professionals about urban design, planning and policy?  Similarly, what can public health professionals teach urban planners about assessing and improving health and quality of life? How can both disciplines coordinate their efforts to develop new frameworks and modes of action for improving public health and also reducing and eliminating systemic barriers that impose unequal burdens upon communities of color and the economically marginalized.

The Dale Prize seeks a scholar and a practitioner in planning, public health or a related area of expertise to explore these issues with the Urban and Regional Planning students and the rest of the Cal Poly community.

DATES:  Tuesday evening, March 2, 2021, Wednesday, March 3 and Thursday, March 4, 2021.

Nominations Procedure

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, Planning in the Pandemic: Public Health and Social Justice
  • Potential for linking research results to planning theory (scholar).
  • Potential for linking practice results to planning practice (practitioner)

Nomination packages should be submitted no later than Monday, December 7 2020. The package may be submitted in digital format by email or through a file sharing service. Self-nominations 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 a commitment to be available on-line for the full days of March 3-4, 2021.

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 a commitment to be available on-line for the full days of March 3-4, 2021.

Submittals should be electronically sent to:

urpdept@cpp.edu 

Please put 2020 Dale Prize Nomination in the subject line.

OR

Invite Lydia Dolan (ledolan@cpp.edu) to Dropbox or other file sharing application.

Selection Schedule

Nomination Packages Due: December 7, 2020

Selection of Winners: December 2020

Events Honoring Winners: March 2 through March 4, 2021

Contact

If you have additional questions, please contact: 

Dr. Gwen Urey
gurey@cpp.edu
(909) 869-2725