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

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 4, 2020 and then spend March 5 interacting with students in classes and through various events.

The 2020 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.

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.

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. Elizabeth “Libby” Tyler, the winner of the practitioner prize, served the American Planning Association's Diversity Committee and the Women and Planning Division. She has been working hard to promote 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. She holds a bachelor's degree in Environmental Conservation from the University of Colorado, a master's degree in Environmental Planning from the University of California at Berkeley, and a Ph. D. in Regional Planning from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Dr. Petra Doan, the winner of the scholar prize, is an iconic scholar in urban planning who primarily researches planning issues surrounding marginalized communities with a special focus on the LGBTQ community. She is a professor and Ph.D. program director in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at Florida State University. She received her master's and Ph.D. degrees from Cornell University after her B.A. (Philosophy) degree from Haverford College

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. We invite nominations of planning scholars, practitioners, and activists who are engaged with any of the broad issues related to #WeAre!

#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.

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 4-5, 2020.

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, #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)

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 4-5, 2020.

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.

Contact

If you have additional questions, please contact: 

Dr. Do Kim
dohyungkim@cpp.edu
(909) 869-4545