|The Dale Prize is made possible by an endowment provided by the late June Dale, wife of the late William R. Dale (both shown above) who was a founding faculty member of the Urban & Regional Planning department.|
|Practitioner Prize winner Carol Whiteside is founding president of the Great Valley Center in Modesto.|
|Scholar Prize winner John Randolph is a professor of environmental planning and director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.|
The Urban & Regional Planning department has announced the winners of the 2006 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 2006 Dale Prize theme is Crossing Boundaries: Fostering a Regional Approach to Environmental Planning.
The winner of the Practitioner Prize is Carol Whiteside, founding president of the Great Valley Center in Modesto. She is being honored for her lifetime work in promoting regional approaches to dealing with environmental issues within California's Great Valley, which is a prototype for work that can be done elsewhere.
The winner of the Scholar Prize is John Randolph, professor of environmental planning and director of the School of Public and International Affairs at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He is being honored for his endeavors to foster collaborative planning efforts that include multiple agencies, levels of government and professional fields. Throughout his 26 year tenure at Virginia Tech, he has developed curricula, undertaken research and championed the need for cooperation in order to accomplish the increasingly complex goals being addressed by planners.
Each of the winners will receive a $5,000 prize and will be honored during a three-day visit in April to Cal Poly Pomona. The winners will lead discussions in several classes with Urban & Regional Planning undergraduate and graduate students. They will participate in a colloquium detailing their work for which they are being honored on Thursday, April 20, at 5 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The event is free and open to the public. An awards banquet will follow the colloquium at 7:30 p.m. at Kellogg House Pomona. Cost is $30 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.