Urban & Regional Planning Dale Prize Colloquium and Banquet
April 14 The department of Urban & Regional Planning has announced the winners of the 2005 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning to be honored at an upcoming colloquium and banquet. The Dale Prize is awarded annually to recognize planning excellence and is the only planning award that creates dialogue between planning scholars and practitioners.
The 2005 Dale Prize theme is Voices in Planning: Transforming Land Use Practice through Community Engagement, focusing on those planners whose work is giving voice to underrepresented communities, ensuring that land use planning and decision-making practices are responsive to these new voices, and creating a civic culture of community engagement.
The winner of the Practitioner Prize is Ceola Davis, community organizer at East St. Louis, who spearheaded the revitalization of East St. Louis and is widely recognized for uniting neighborhood residents around causes of unemployment, environmental degradation and crime.
Two Scholar Prizes are being awarded this year to:
Each of the winners will receive a $5,000 prize and will be honored during a three-day visit to Cal Poly Pomona. The winners will participate in a colloquium on Voices in Planning on April 14 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m., an event that is free and open to the public. An awards banquet will immediately follow the colloquium at a cost of $40 per person.
The Dale Prize is made possible by an endowment provided by the late June Dale, wife of the late William R. Dale who was a founding faculty member of the Department of Urban & Regional Planning who also served as chair and dean.