For Immediate Release
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (October 12, 2017) – The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, in partnership with the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning, will hold a competition for the development of innovative curricula and case studies focused on local government finance, urban poverty and spatial inequality, climate change, and related land policy issues.
The competition will open October 14 at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning’s annual conference in Denver. Winning projects will receive financial support and become part of the Lincoln Institute’s forthcoming digital case library – a platform for sharing land policy knowledge in compelling ways across different cities, regions and countries.
The competition includes two awards. The Curriculum Innovation Award will recognize three educators who develop and implement courses to help prepare future planners to solve economic, social, and environmental challenges facing communities worldwide, with measurable student success; each award is $10,000.
The Case Study Award will go to 10 graduate students or faculty members who write compelling case studies; each award is $1,000. Case studies need to follow one of two templates: a descriptive case, which presents essential facts of a situation and expert interpretation of it, or an inquiry case, which includes facts of a situation but shifts the responsibility of interpreting case content to the reader and provides them with practice applying what they know to a real-world situation.
Both awards are part of a new Lincoln Institute initiative to build a digital library of learning resources that are freely available to anyone. The library will include teaching methods, case studies and other materials that can help spread land policy ideas among students and researchers, as well as policy makers and practitioners.
“We look forward to collaborating with planning students, faculty and others to help spread innovative land policy ideas more widely,” Lincoln Institute President and CEO George W. “Mac” McCarthy said. “The digital library will respond to two questions we often get when we present new policy ideas – where has this worked, and how did it work?”
For more detailed information on the awards and how to apply, visit the competition web page.
About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy seeks to improve quality of life through the effective use, taxation, and stewardship of land. A nonprofit private operating foundation whose origins date to 1946, the Lincoln Institute researches and recommends creative approaches to land as a solution to economic, social, and environmental challenges. Through education, training, publications, and events, we integrate theory and practice to inform public policy decisions worldwide.
About the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning promotes education, research and outreach in the United States and throughout the world by seeking to recognize diverse needs and interests in planning; strengthen the role of planning education in colleges and universities through publications, conferences and community engagement; improve and enhance the accreditation process; and extend planning beyond the classroom into the world of practice.