Cornell planners well represented at ACSP conference

October 30, 2009

Twelve CRP faculty, six students, and several dozen alumni gave Cornell University planners a substantial presence at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference near Washington, DC, from October 1–4.

The conference, which marked the fiftieth anniversary of ACSP, was themed “Reinvesting in America,” as an acknowledgment of recent federal funding aimed at bolstering the economy through new and greener infrastructure.

Professor Pierre Clavel, CRP, presented the Barclay Jones Award for best dissertation in 2009 to Gerardo Sandoval. Tom Angotti, one of CRP’s Cornell in Rome and AAP NYC instructors, received the Paul Davidoff Award for the best planning book of the year.

Professor Ann Forsyth gave a presentation on the state of the CRP department, including the substantial increase of enrollment for the Master of Regional Planning program, several spring workshops with a regional planning focus, and plans to celebrate the seventy-fifth anniversary of the department in 2010.

CRP faculty and students gave presentations and moderated roundtable discussions, totaling 17 sessions during the four-day conference.

A social highlight of the weekend was an evening reception for Cornell, Columbia University, MIT, and University of Pennsylvania faculty, students, and alumni.

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