2007 Dale Prize Winners to be Honored

2007 Dale Prize Winners to be Honored
Sarah James of Cambridge, Mass., will be honored for her work in the field of urban and regional planning.
Jonathan Barnett, FAICP FAIA, of the University of Pennsylvania, will also be honored for his work.

The Urban & Regional Planning department has announced the winners of the 2007 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning.

Jonathan Barnett and Sarah James will be honored at an upcoming colloquium and banquet for their work in fostering an ecological approach to urban design, focusing on innovations, experiments and best practices.

This year's Dale Prize theme is Ecological Urban Design: Making Rules/Breaking Rules. The prize is awarded annually to a scholar and a practitioner in the field of urban planning by the Urban & Regional Planning department.  

Barnett, FAICP FAIA, is a distinguished educator at the University of Pennsylvania and a consultant to cities and municipalities. He has authored numerous books including, Introduction to Urban Design and The Elusive City: Five Centuries of Design, Ambition and Miscalculation. His forthcoming book is Smart Growth in a Changing World.

James, of Cambridge, Mass., also works as a consultant to numerous cities and towns. She co-authored the American Planning Association's Policy Guide to Planning for Sustainability. She also helped found the Eco-Municipality Network, which consists of communities that are committed to taking a comprehensive approach to sustainability in government operations, energy use and land development. James is co-author of The Natural Step for Communities: How Cities and Towns Can Change to Sustainable Practices.

Barnett and James will visit campus April 2 through April 5. They will interact with the university community in classes, seminars and workshops.  

The Dale Prize winners will also present and discuss their theories and work at the annual Dale Prize Colloquium, on April 5, at 5 p.m. in the Music Recital Hall. The colloquium is free and open to the public. Later that evening, they will be honored at a banquet at Kellogg House Pomona.

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.

For more information or to reserve space for the banquet, contact the Department of Urban & Regional Planning at (909) 869-2688 or by e-mail at URPDept@cpp.edu.