School of Architecture affiliates honored by SACRPH

The Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH) honored three affiliates of the Yale School of Architecture at its National Conference on Planning History, held in Toronto earlier this month.

Dolores Hayden, professor of architecture, urbanism, and American studies, received the Laurence Gerckens Prize, awarded to a scholar-teacher “who has demonstrated sustained teaching excellence and educational leadership in the field of urban planning history.” Teaching excellence refers to the nominee’s influence in the classroom. Educational leadership involves, among other things, curriculum development, colleague and student mentoring, and publishing.

Elihu Rubin, assistant professor of urbanism, won the Lewis Mumford Prize for the best book on American city and regional planning history for “Insuring the City: The Prudential Center and the Postwar Urban Landscape.” (This is the second prize Rubin has won for his book).

The John Reps Prize for the best doctoral dissertation in American city and regional planning history was awarded to Francesca Russello Ammon for “Culture of Clearance: Waging War on the Landscape in Postwar America,” her Ph.D. dissertation in American studies at Yale last year. Ammon received her M.E.D. from the Yale School of Architecture in 2005.

SACRPH promotes scholarship on the planning of cities and metropolitan regions over time, 
and bridges the gap between the study of cities and the practice of urban planning.