IPHS Newsletter: Issue 3, 2021

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President’s Message

Welcome to Issue 3: 2021 of the IPHS Newsletter! The Newsletter is intended as an electronic channel of communication with the Society’s members and affiliates, and as a means to share news, achievements, publications, resources and other items of interest with the international planning history community, and to provide updates on Society matters. Our aim is for members to be the primary contributors of content to the newsletter. Thank you to those who submitted items for this issue.

Earlier in the year the IPHS Council farewelled two of its members: Professor Emerita Helen Meller, University of Nottingham and Professor Ivan Nevzgodin, TU Delft. Professor Meller has an extended association—dating back to the 1970s—with the IPHS and its antecedent body, the Planning History Group (PHG) and held formal positions on Council including Treasurer (2007–14) and Editor: Planning Perspectives (2006-12). Professor Nevzgodin was a Council member from 2009. Recently, Dr Juliet Davis, Cardiff University, Dr Gabriel Schwake, University of Sheffield and Dr Yanchen Sun, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture joined the Council. I am delighted to extend a warm welcome to them on behalf of the IPHS membership while at the same time acknowledging and thanking Professors Meller and Nevzgodin for their contributions. The full list of Council members is available on the IPHS website at: https://planninghistory.org/about-2/council-members/

Planning continues for the next IPHS conference which will be held in early July 2022 and convened from Moscow by Professor Alexey Krasheninnikov of the Moscow Architectural Institute (MARHI). The conference will take mainly a virtual format. Information will be made available as soon as possible via the IPHS and the conference websites as well as by email directly to members.

The recipients of the IPHS Prizes and Awards 2022 will be announced at the next conference. This issue of the Newsletter contains information about the various prizes and awards and carries a call for submissions and advice about the submission processes (where relevant). See also the IPHS website at: https://planninghistory.org/awards/ I invite eligible members to nominate for the IPHS Prizes and Awards and encourage you to spread the word about the call for submissions.

With my best wishes.

Christine Garnaut

Adjunct Associate Research Professor in Planning and Architectural History | University of South Australia | Adelaide | Australia | E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


IPHS Prizes and Awards 2022

Scholars around the world have contributed important books, articles and digital projects on planning history over the last two years. IPHS celebrates this research through a number of prizes. In line with its mission to foster the study of international planning history, IPHS calls for submissions for various prizes. Through these prizes it also celebrates the legacy of key (founding) members, Peter Hall, Tony Sutcliffe, and other inspirational figures. The prizes recognize both senior and junior scholars and we encourage colleagues to widely spread the call for submissions and to apply.

The due date for all submissions for IPHS Prizes and Awards 2022 is 15 December 2021.

Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement in Planning History

The Peter Hall Award is the most prestigious prize awarded by the IPHS. It recognizes sustained excellence for a body of published work that has made an outstanding contribution to international scholarship and conveyed the relevance of planning history to contemporary planning challenges. The principal criteria for the award are:

  1. Quantum of published writings (books, book chapters, journal articles, conference papers, reports, other writings) forming a distinctive and coherent contribution to planning history.

  2. Evidence for a sustained engagement with scholarship of theoretical and/or empirical excellence.

  3. Evidence of wider impact of research contributions on planning practice and/or policy.

  4. Evidence of international impact.

The Peter Hall Award is awarded biennially at the IPHS Conference. It includes a certificate, inscribed medallion, and complimentary registration to the conference at which the prize is to be awarded. The Society reserves the right to not make an award. The award is to a living individual but in exceptional circumstances may be made jointly or posthumously. The award is not necessarily confined to an IPHS member. The inaugural Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Achievement was made to Professor Shun-ichi Watanabe at the 18th IPHS conference held in Yokohama in July 2018. Professor Helen Meller received the award in 2020.

Required Nomination Documentation

  • Citation: A statement of the case for the candidate’s nomination addressing relevant criteria. Citation should be in English. Length: one page, maximum 700 words.

  • List of major publications: Books, chapters, articles, other published outputs organised by category/type and then newest to oldest. Length: two pages maximum.

  • CV: A full and up-to-date Curriculum Vita of the nominee. Length: A maximum 1mb file.

  • Supplementary Documentation: The proposer may also submit supplementary documentation which elaborates the claims in the citation. Length: A maximum 5mb file.

Sir Peter Hall Award Committee

  • Chair: Professor Robert Freestone, University of New South Wales

  • Professor Carola Hein (IPHS Vice President), TU Delft

  • Professor John Pendlebury (Council Member), University of Newcastle, UK

  • Professor Rosemary Wakeman (Council Member), Fordham University

  • Adjunct Associate Research Professor Christine Garnaut (IPHS President), University of South Australia

Nominations for the Sir Peter Hall Award should be sent to the committee chair, Professor Robert Freestone (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 December 2021.

IPHS Book Prizes

IPHS offers three book prizes at the Society’s biennial conference. Nominations for the IPHS book prizes are invited from scholars and from publishers.

IPHS First Book Prize The First Book Prize is for the most innovative book in planning history, written in English and based on original new research. Books must have been published in the previous two calendar years to the conference (2020-2021). They may be written individually or joint-authored. The recipient receives a monetary award of $250US and a certificate.

IPHS Second Book Prize The Second Book Prize is for the best book written in English and related to the planning history of the country/region where the IPHS-2022 conference is hosted, in this case Russia, and published in the previous two calendar years (2020-2021). Books may be written individually or joint-authored. The recipient receives a monetary award of $250US and a certificate.

IPHS Third Book Prize The Third Book Prize is for the best planning history edited work or anthology written in English. Books must have been published in the previous two calendar years to the conference (2020-2021). Reprints and ‘readers’ are ineligible. The recipient receives a monetary award of $250US and a certificate. The prize goes to the editor. Where there is more than one editor, the prize is shared.

Nomination requirements The requirements are the same for each of the three book prizes:

  1. a 400-word statement

  2. short CV(s) of the author(s)/editor(s)

  3. five (5) copies of the nominated book (non-returnable)

Book Prize Committee

  • Chair: Professor Filippo De Pieri, Politecnico di Torino

  • Professor Cânâ Bilsel, METU Ankara

  • Professor Denis Bocquet, ENSA Strasbourg

  • Associate Professor Sonja Dümpelmann, University of Pennsylvania

  • Professor Duanfang Lu, University of Sydney

The nomination statement and CV(s) should be sent electronically to the book committee chair Professor Filippo De Pieri (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). One hard copy of the book should be posted to each of the committee members at the following addresses:

  • Filippo De Pieri, Politecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and Design, Viale Mattioli 39, 10125, Torino, Italy;

  • Cânâ Bilsel, METU Department of Architecture, Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi, Üniversiteler Mah., Dumlupınar Bulvarı, No:1, 06800, Ankara, Turkey;

  • Denis Bocquet, École nationale supérieure d’architecture de Strasbourg, 6-8 boulevard du Président Wilson, BP 10037, F-67068 Strasbourg Cedex, France;

  • Sonja Dümpelmann, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Landscape Architecture, 102 Meyerson Hall, 210 South 34th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA;

  • Duanfang Lu, The University of Sydney, School of Architecture, Design and Planning, G04, Wilkinson Building, 148 City Road, NSW 2006, Sydney, Australia.

The deadline for receipt of nominations for each of the IPHS Book Prizes is 15 December 2021.

Planning Perspectives Prize

The Planning Perspectives Prize is awarded for the best paper published in Planning Perspectives during the calendar years 2020-2021 on the judgement of the editorial team. The recipient receives a monetary prize awarded by Taylor&Francis and a certificate.

Planning Perspectives Prize committee

  • Chair: Professor John Gold (Editor)

  • Dr Margaret Gold (Editor)

  • Professor Carola Hein (IPHS Section Editor)

  • Professor Robert Freestone (Chair: Editorial Board)

  • Professor Stephen Ramos (Editorial Board)

  • Professor Florian Urban (Book Review Editor)

  • Adjunct Associate Research Professor Christine Garnaut (IPHS President and Editorial Board)

East Asia Planning History Paper Prize

The aim of this Prize is to encourage young scholars of East Asia to engage in planning history and to publish their work in English. It is also meant to expand IPHS membership in East Asia. East Asia here includes ‘Eastern Asia’ and ‘South-eastern Asia’ defined by the United Nations Statistic Division. The Prize is awarded for outstanding research in the planning history of East Asia published in English in the form of a refereed article (preferably single-authored, but first-authored possible) in an academic journal (not in the conference proceedings), in the previous two calendar years before an IPHS Conference (from January 2020 to December 2021—online or in print), by a native, citizen, and resident of a nation in East Asia 45 years old or under at the time of publication. The Prize winner shall be an IPHS member at the time of awarding the Prize. The Prize includes a monetary award of 250 GBP and a certificate.

East Asia Planning History Prize Committee

  • Chair: Professor Emeritus Fukuo Akimoto, Kyushu University, Japan

  • Professor Shulan Fu, Zhejiang University, China

  • Professor Akihiro Kashima, Setsunan University, Japan

  • Professor Renato Leão Rego, Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil

  • Professor Dirk Schubert, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany

Further information about the Prize can be obtained from the committee chair Professor Fukuo Akimoto (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Applications are to be submitted between 1 October and the deadline of 15 December 2021.

Koos Bosma Prize in Planning History Innovation

The Koos Bosma Prize recognizes the authors of books (monographs or edited volumes), major articles or other academic contributions (including innovation in the digital field) developed by single authors or groups, that question accepted views and break away from the standard histories, expanding and modifying planning history, and enhancing its critical potential. We welcome submissions of outstanding innovative research in the field of planning history, published or developed in the two calendar years before the conference (2020-2021). The work may be published or presented in English, French, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, or Russian. Every effort will be made to include publications in other languages, although there may be practical limits based on the abilities of the IPHS Council Members. All potential applicants should contact the committee chair immediately if they would like to submit in a language not listed above. The recipient shall be a member of the IPHS at the time of awarding the prize and should attend the biennial conference in order to receive the prize and to present their work. The recipient receives a monetary award of 250 Euro as a contribution towards conference attendance expenses and a certificate.

Submission information Further information about the Prize and the submission forms can be obtained from the committee chair.

Koos Bosma Committee

  • Chair: Professor Carola Hein, TU Delft

  • Professor Cor Wagenaar, TU Delft

  • Professor Bogdan Tscherkes, TU L'viv

  • Professor Stephen Ramos, University of Georgia

  • Professor Irina Kukina (TBC), Siberian Federal University

Submissions should be sent to the committee chair Professor Carola Hein (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ). The deadline for receipt of submissions is 15 December 2021.

Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award

The best dissertation in the field of planning history written in English and completed during the two years preceding the conference (2020-21). There is no restriction on topic, but submissions that most directly and innovatively address the internationalism of the modern planning movement, in line with much of Sutcliffe’s work, are especially welcome. Doctoral dissertations completed during 2020 and 2021 are eligible. Self-nominations or nominations from dissertation advisors/supervisors (on behalf of their students) are welcome. The award recipient will receive free conference registration for the 2022 conference, a $300US prize and a certificate. All submissions must include:

  1. the dissertation in single file PDF format

  2. a brief biography of the student with full contact details

  3. the name of the main academic advisor/supervisor(s) also with contact details

  4. a letter of affirmation by the dissertation advisor (or other official university documentation) that the dissertation was completed and successfully passed/defended in the eligibility period.

Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award Committee

  • Chair: Professor Karl Friedhelm Fischer, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia and University of Kassel, Germany

  • Associate Prof Naoto Nakajima, University of Tokyo

  • Third member (TBC)

Nominations for the Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award should be sent to the committee chair Professor Karl Friedhelm Fischer (e: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). The deadline for receipt of nominations is 15 December 2021.

Best Postgraduate Paper Prize at IPHS Conference

IPHS awards a prize for the best postgraduate planning history paper presented at the biennial conference. To be eligible for the award:

  1. papers must focus on planning history, be authored only by a postgraduate candidate (papers co-authored with a supervisor or another candidate will not be considered), and be accepted for presentation at the 2022 IPHS conference.

  2. the author must be enrolled currently at postgraduate level, either for a Master’s thesis by coursework or by research or for a doctorate, and must register for and attend the conference.

The recipient will receive free conference registration for the 2022 conference, a monetary award of £100 and a certificate. Their paper will be published in the IPHS Section of Planning Perspectives. The conference convenor identifies eligible papers for the award.

Best Postgraduate Paper Prize Committee

  • Chair: Professor Nuran Zeren Gulersoy, FMV Işık University, Turkey

  • Prof Dirk Schubert, HafenCity Universität Hamburg, Germany

  • Prof Renato Rego (TBC), Universidade Estadual de Maringá, Brazil


Call for Chapters: Hustle and bustle: The vibrant cultures of port cities

Hustle and bustle is a concept associated with modern metropolises whose centers "never sleep", and it is particularly related to areas in large port cities that are in a constant state of readiness to serve crews and tourists from all over the world. These areas, like an organism, generate noises, movements, and images related to metabolism, developing a life of their own. The hustle and bustle of a port city is not just an experience of sound, images or a metaphor - it is also temporal, social and spatial reality, night lights and crowds of people at the edge of water are important elements of that (Tommarchi & Cavalleri 2020).

These images of the vibrant port city have been and are sustained in a variety of narratives: literary, pop culture, marketing and tourism (Kowalewski 2021). We find references to the mobility, and noise of port facilities, but also to the bustle of the tertiary sector - the spaces that serve the port and the seafarers. The pubs, restaurants, streets, and sometimes crime areas add up to the promise of a city that pulsates and vibrates. The spatial theme is as important as the temporal - the function in daily rhythms, alternately intensifying or quieting - even in the long term. The historical perspective is a foundation for a rethinking of port city culture, as we would like to look at how relevant the memory of the "golden age" of the port city is, the years of prosperity, when ships announced their arrival with a loud siren, and the port and the city remained in a strong symbiosis (van de Laar 2016).

Stereotypes of frenetic port districts with stark contrasts, both bright-neon lit and dark, crime-ridden-- recur in narratives of city governments that attempt to attract tourists by appealing to the promise of vibrant, liveable spaces of entertainment and their integrative/innovative function (‘pleasurescapes’ (Baptist 2020)) They are part of a maritime mindset or port city culture that has long categorized port cities and that merits rediscovery in view of much needed improved collaboration between ports and cities (Hein, Luning, van de Laar 2021)

We would like to deepen the study of these phenomena and contribute to the emerging field of studies on port city culture, situated between urban studies and maritime sociology. We invite scholars to submit texts that expands the understanding of culture and space of the port city.

We are particularly interested in texts relating to the themes:

  • Geography and landscapes of hustle and bustle

  • Multi-sensory experience of vibrant port cities: Soundscapes, smellscapes and visual scapes

  • Port city rhythms (temporality and recurrence) and borders - the dynamic process of shifting the boundaries of city and port, creating new spaces ‘in-between’

  • Organic and artificial sources of noise - as intersection of the hum of the sea and the rumble of machinery, noise pollution

  • Maritime food culture in port cities - seafood spaces as a tourist attraction, creating whole districts around of food producing

  • Political unrest - port cities as space of contention (dockers/shipyard workers protests)

  • Night in the port city - nightshift economy

  • The port city as node of multiple languages, cultures and religions.

  • Forced migration and slavery in port cities - soundscapes of violence and human trafficking. Refugee camps and port cities imaginaries

  • The visual aesthetics of the bustle of port districts. Media and pop culture representations of port districts

  • Managing the image of a vibrant, living city (port city tourism marketing), the culture of maritime mega-events

We aim to publish this book at Brill Publishing House, within the International Studies in Maritime Sociology series. Please send your Chapter proposals (title and abstract max 200-300 words) by 1st September, 2021 to the issue editors at the following email addresses:

  • Carola Hein, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Robert Bartłomiejski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  • Maciej Kowalewski, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Final papers should be no longer than 7,500 words. The deadline for full-text submissions will be January 2022. We expect the volume to be published in 2022.


  1. Baptist, V. (2020). Of Hedonism and Heterotopia: Pathways for Researching Legacies of Entertainment Culture in Port Cities. PORTUSplus9, 1-16.

  2. Hein, C. (2019). The Port Cityscape: Spatial and institutional approaches to port city relationships,”. PORTUSplus8(Special Issue).

  3. Hein, C. (Ed.). (2011). Port cities: dynamic landscapes and global networks. Routledge.

  4. Hein, C.; Luning, S, van de Laar, P.T Port City Cultures, Values, or Maritime Mindsets: How to define and assess what makes port cities special. CPCL Vol 4, no 1.

  5. Kowalewski, M. (2021). Images and spaces of port cities in transition. Space and Culture24(1), 53-65.

  6. Lee, R. (2013). The seafarers' urban world: a critical review. International Journal of Maritime History25(1), 23-64.

  7. Mah, A. (2014). Port cities and global legacies: urban identity, waterfront work, and radicalism. Springer.

  8. Reimann, C., & Öhman, M. (Eds.). (2020). Migrants and the Making of the Urban-Maritime World: Agency and Mobility in Port Cities, c. 1570–1940. Routledge.

  9. Schubert, D., Wagenaar, C., & Hein, C. (2021). “The Hoist of the Yellow Flag”: Vulnerable Port Cities and Public Health. Journal of Planning History, 1538513221998716.

  10. Tommarchi, E., & Cavalleri, F. (2020). City/Capital of Culture schemes in European medium-sized coastal cities: The cases of Hull (UK) and Pafos (Cyprus). In Planning and Managing Smaller Events (pp. 128-143). Routledge.

  11. van de Laar, P. T. (2016). Bremen, Liverpool, Marseille and Rotterdam: Port cities, migration and the transformation of urban space in the long nineteenth century. Journal of Migration History2(2), 275-306.


News from the Field

New book: How Cities Matter by Richard Harris

Most historians and social scientists treat cities as mere settings. In fact, urban places shape our experience. There, daily life has a faster, artificial rhythm and, for good and ill, people and agencies affect each other through externalities (uncompensated effects) whose impact is inherently geographical. In economic terms, urban concentration enables efficiency and promotes innovation while raising the costs of land, housing, and labour. Socially, it can alienate or provide anonymity, while fostering new forms of community…

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The New Jerusalems: post-war new town archives in Britain and Ireland receive Wellcome Trust grant

The Wellcome Trust has awarded a network of archive service £427,809 to catalogue and conserve eleven important post-war new town collections.

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Check out the free online courses offered by TU Delft

Addressing challenges for sustainable cities and communities https://www.edx.org/professional-certificate/delftx-water-and-ports-historic-cities-and-landscapes

(Re)Imagining Port Cities: Space, Society and Culture https://www.edx.org/course/port-cities-and-urban-deltas starting on September 8th 2021

WaterWorks: Activating Heritage for Sustainable Development https://www.edx.org/course/water-works-activating-heritage-for-sustainable-development starting November 3 2021

Online Symposium: Where City And Territory Meet...

To celebrate the publication of its most recent book (Basics of Urbanism, forthcoming September 2021, Park Books), the Institute of Urbanism at TU Graz under the direction of Prof. Aglaée Degros invites you to its online symposium in 16th -17th September 2021.

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Obituary: Prof. Jeremy Whitehand

It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden death on Saturday 26 June of Professor Jeremy Whitehand, Emeritus Professor of Urban Geography at the University of Birmingham; founding member of the International Seminar on Urban Form, and founding Editor of Urban Morphology. He was a very early member and longtime supporter of IPHS from the early days with Gordon Cherry and Tony Sutcliffe. Jeremy remained an active scholar to the end, and his keynote presentation to the annual conference of the International Seminar on Urban Form, which was recorded because of the COVID situation. He had a long and active life, publishing numerous papers of the highest quality, supervising PhDs, and pushing the frontiers of his academic specialism. He was unfailingly friendly and approachable, gave wise advice generously, and was always interested to meet new people, discuss new ideas, and inquire into new places—preferably through detailed on-site exploration.

——Text from Prof. Peter Larkham, Birmingham City University

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