IPHS Book Prizes

At the 2018 IPHS conference in Yokohama (Japan), up to three book prizes will be awarded:

The first prize is for the most innovative book in planning history written in English and based on original new research. Books must have been published in the previous two calendar years (2016-2017). Books may be written individually or joint-authored.

The second prize is for the best book (in English) related to planning history of the country/region where the IPHS-2018 conference is held, in this case defined as East Asia, and published in the previous two calendar years (2016-2017). Books may be written individually or joint-authored.

The third prize is for the best planning history edited work or anthology (in English) and again published in the previous two calendar years (2016-2017). Reprints and “readers” are ineligible. The prize will go to the editor(s).

The prize for each award is $250US. The prizes will be announced and awarded at the 18th IPHS conference in Yokohama in July 2018. Winners will be informed as early as practicable in 2018 to facilitate participation at the conference.

Nominations are invited from scholars and publishers. Nominations will comprise a 400 word statement, a short CV of the author(s)/editor(s) (these materials should also be sent electronically), and 5 copies of the nominated book (non-returnable). The deadline for receipt of submissions for the next prize is 15 December 2017.

Chair of the 2018 Book Committee is Dr. Heleni Porfyriou, National Research Council of Italy-ICVBC and members prof. Filippo De Pieri, prof. Mia Fuller, prof. Cristina Leme, prof. André Sorensen.

Nomination packages should be sent to the following addresses:


Heleni Porfyriou


Area della Ricerca di Roma 1

Via Salaria km 29,300 C.P. 10

00015 Monterotondo Scalo, Roma, Italy

tel: 0039-06-90672202



Mia Fuller

Associate Professor and Head Graduate Advisor,

Department of Italian Studies

6303 Dwinelle Hall

University of California

Berkeley, CA 94720-2620, USA

Tel + 1 510 642 2704


Cristina Leme

School of Architecture and Urbanism University of São Paulo, Brasil

Rua Caraca 218 São Paulo, Brasil 05447-130


Filippo De Pieri

Associate Professor

Politecnico di Torino

Department of Architecture and Design

Viale Mattioli 39, 10125 Torino, Italy


André Sorensen

Chair, Department of Human Geography, University of Toronto Scarborough, Ontario

283 Wright Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M6R 1L8

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