Innovation Awards

Curriculum Innovation and Case Study Awards Will Evolve and Promote Land Policy
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The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning are launching a competition to promote innovative curricula and case studies focused on land policy. Winning projects will receive financial support and become part of the Lincoln Institute’s digital case library—a platform for sharing effective land policy as practiced in different cities, regions, and countries.

The competition includes two awards. The Curriculum Innovation Award will recognize three courses that help future planners use land value capture, the property tax, and other land-based tools to reduce urban poverty and informality, adapt to climate change, and strengthen municipal fiscal health. Three winners will each receive a prize of $7,000 for creating innovative, accessible, engaging, and effective learning experiences for students. The deadline for proposals is February 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm (EST).

The Case Study Award will offer $2,000 to 10 authors of engaging and instructive case studies for the Lincoln Institute’s digital case library. The case studies must focus on the same thematic areas as the Curriculum Innovation Awards and follow one of two templates:

  • Descriptive cases present essential facts of a situation and an expert interpretation.
  • Inquiry cases include facts of a situation but shift the question of interpretation to readers, enabling them to practice applying what they know to a real-world situation.

Award recipients will write a case study and receive guidance and support from the Lincoln Institute. The deadline to submit a proposal is December 21, 2018 at 6:00 pm (EST).

Both awards advance the Lincoln Institute’s initiative to build a digital library of free learning resources available to anyone. The library will include teaching methods, case studies, and other materials that can help spread innovative land policy among students, researchers, policy makers, and practitioners.

For more detailed information on the awards and how to apply, visit the competition web page.

Photograph: Aleksejs Bergmanis/Pexels

Land Value, Municipal Fiscal Health, Poverty, Property Taxation
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