Regional and City Planning associate professor John Harris recently won the Global Planning Educators Interest Group’s (GPEIG) Best Journal Article Award at the 2019 meeting of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) in Greenville, South Carolina.

The peer-reviewed award, sponsored by GPEIG, is given once every two years to an outstanding journal article on planning and development issues in global context. Criteria for the award include: 1) Making a significant scholarly impact in understanding critical issues facing global planning generally; 2) Taking a novel approach towards data collection and/or analysis; 3) Speaking in a unique or uniquely effective way to practitioners. 

The award recognizes Harris’s paper “Vulnerable Youth’s Perspectives and Priorities for Informal Settlements: Photovoice Evidence from Lusaka, Zambia” published in 2017 in the Journal of Planning Education and Research.

Learn more about the award on the GPEIG’s website (link).