Dale Prize Winners Plan for Change

Dale Prize Winners Plan for Change
S. Gail Goldberg
Stephen M. Wheeler

The Urban & Regional Planning Department has announced the winners of the 2009 William R. and June Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Planning. Gail Goldberg and Stephen M. Wheeler will be honored at an upcoming banquet and colloquium. This year's events focus on “The Future of California's Communities and Regions in an Era of Resource Constraints and Climate Change.”

Increasingly, today's planners are challenged to carefully consider California's future as they plan the state's communities and regions. Resource constraints such as water supply, combined with aggressive action to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions, mean that the context for planning has changed. Some see a transformation toward a mixed-use, urban model while others contend that outlying areas will adapt and prosper. Because change is continuous, unprecedented new types of communities may emerge.

During their visit to campus on Feb. 4-5, Goldberg and Wheeler will participate in a lively discussion about planning. The colloquium is on Feb. 4 at 6 p.m. in Ursa Minor and is free and open to the public. On Feb. 5, a banquet will be held at 7 p.m. at the Kellogg House Pomona.

Goldberg is the director of planning for the city of Los Angeles, where she works to advance Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's vision of sustainable development. Previously, she was director of planning for the city of San Diego. She has extensive experience in long-range, citywide and community planning. She holds a degree in Urban Studies and Planning from the UC San Diego.

Wheeler serves on the faculty of the Landscape Architecture Program at UC Davis, where he teaches urban design, sustainable development and community and regional planning. His researches interests also include the evolution of built landscapes, metropolitan regional planning and planning strategies to address climate change. He has authored two books, “Planning for Sustainability: Towards Livable, Equitable, and Ecological Communities” and “The Sustainable Urban Development Reader.”

The Dale Prize is made possible by an endowment provided by the late June Dale, wife of the late William R. Dale. Bill Dale was a founding faculty member of Urban & Regional Planning and also served as department chair and dean of the College of Environmental Design.

For more information, visit www.cpp.edu/~urp/daleprize/2009.shtml. To RSVP for the banquet, contact Nydia Gutierrez at (909) 869-2688. The cost is $30.