Jay Mittal and Megan E. Heim LaFrombois of Auburn University are seeking contributors for an edited book, “Partners in Planning: University-Community Partnerships in Planning Education,” which Routledge has expressed interest in, that focuses on the practice of providing city/urban/regional/community planning education through a community-engaged model. The chapter contributions would address any of the following topical issues, as they relate specifically to providing a planning education through community-engaged models:

  • Case studies of planning program-community partner projects (e.g., projects that are holistic, comprehensive, and unwieldy in nature that requires a complex understanding of the community and critical thinking in order to devise plans/proposals that address interrelated issues in real communities).
  • Logistics of planning such courses/projects (e.g., timelines, commitments, things to consider, etc.).
  • Pedagogical aspects with an emphasis on new innovative pedagogies.
  • Best practices for creating benefits to the community and the students.
  • Metrix for measuring ‘success’ (from the student, community, and project perspectives) and assessment challenges.
  • Ethical issues that may arise in this work.
  • Professional and institutional barriers and support are needed from within universities and organizations (e.g., career stage, workload commitment, P&T, institutional measurement, course interest, financial support, etc.).

Contributors are also encouraged to align their chapters with the following Planning Accreditation Board (PAB) standards that highlight the importance of providing experiential training for the planning profession (https://www.planningaccreditationboard.org/pab-accreditation-standards-and-criteria/):

  • Student engagement in the profession (2D).
  • Faculty research, scholarship, and other creative activity (3E).
  • Professional involvement and community outreach (3F).
  • Curriculum that provides the required knowledge, skills, and values of the planning profession (4A).

Proposals are welcome from planning educators with experience doing this work, as well as community practitioners and partners who have partnered with planning programs to have them work with their communities. Please see attached call for chapter for details on call description, submission guidelines, and due dates.

Jay Mittal and Megan E. Heim LaFrombois Graduate Community Planning Program Auburn University, AL, USA Book Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.