2018 Dale Prize
Planning with Immigrants in Communities and Regions

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

The 2018 theme is Planning with Immigrants in Communities and Regions. Over 125 years ago, Jacob Riis published his class book, How the Other Half Lives: Studies among the Tenements of New York, which emphasized the deplorable working and living conditions of European immigrants and the poor in blighted, overcrowded and unsanitary cities. Soon, social reformers, government officials and future planners began to seek solutions, many which we currently take for granted. While we have made great progress in eradicating/reducing slums where immigrants reside and work, we still have a long way to go to improve the living and working conditions of immigrants in our towns, cities, regions, and counties. 

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona is pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban and Regional Planning.  Dr. Anna Kim of Georgia Institute of Technology has won the Scholar Prize. James Rojas, the founder of Latino Urban Forum, has won the Practitioner Prize.

Practitioner Prize Winner

James Rojas's Profile Pic
Founder
Latino Urban Forum

Mr Rojas is the founder of the Latino Urban Forum that creates a dialogue on urban policy issues in Latino Communities, with the aim of preserving and enhancing the livability of these neighborhoods all across the US. He also delveoped "Place it", which is an equitable art based urban planning community engagement tool. This uses storytelling, objects, and play to gently engage residents in meaningful ways. 

Scholar Prize Winner

Anna Kim's Profile Pic
Assistant Professor
Georgia Institute of Technology

Anna Joo Kim is an assistant professor of city and regional planning at Georgia Institute of Technology. Her research examines the blurred boundaries between informal and formal jobs for low wage immigrant workers, and how these semi-formal employment arrangements translate into strategies for local economic growth in ethnic neighborhoods. Dr. Kim teaches community and workforce development, planning for immigrant communities, and other courses on social, economic, and environmental justice. 

The Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Cal Poly Pomona seeks nominations for the 2018 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 2018 theme is Planning with Immigrants in Towns, Cities, Regions and Counties

Nominations Procedure

We are looking for a Dale Prize Scholar and Dale Prize Practitioner to offer insight into immigration-related issues, which may include, but not be limited to, how immigrants become incorporated into the receiving society; understanding the complex dynamics of migration, integration and citizenship; exploring the diverse and lived experiences of immigrants in towns, cities regions and counties; and how planners can address issues like the U.S.-Mexico wall and sanctuary cities in a xenophobic era that we’re (re)experiencing and (re)living. We will discuss and look for insights on the following questions. 

Immigrants continue to settle in enclaves, such as Koreatown in Los Angeles, Little Saigon in Orange County CA, Little Havana in Miami, Chinatown in San Francisco. Others are now settling outside of these communities, establishing themselves throughout broader regions. How do planners recognize the uniqueness of the immigrant enclaves?  How do they bring new immigrant residents into the planning of the communities and regions where they are settling?  How do planners engage new comers from cultures which may distrust government programs and policies?  How should policies and programs be developed to incorporate the cultures and values of these new residents?  How can planners advocate effectively when backlashes occur against diverse immigrants?

Dale Prize events will be held February 7th and 8th 2018 on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

Nomination packages should be submitted no later than December 1, 2017. 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

  • 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 7-8, 2018. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Nominations 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 February 7-8, 2018. (Travel expenses will be covered by the Department).

Submittal Addresses for Nominating Packages

If submitted by US mail:

2018 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 2018 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 1, 2017

Selection of Winners: January 2018

Visit to Campus, Colloquium and Events Honoring Winners: February 7-8, 2018

 

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 with Immigrants in Towns, Cities, Regions and Counties.
  • 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 

Do Kim

dohyungkim@cpp.edu 

(909) 869-4645.