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Student Paper Competition on Planning and Information Technology

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Please forward to your students Student Paper Competition Deadline: February 3, 2006 The Information Technology Division is looking for outstanding student
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 14, 2005
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 12/14/2005 12:43 PM -----

      Please forward to your students

      Student Paper Competition

      Deadline: February 3, 2006

      The Information Technology Division is looking for outstanding student papers on information technology in planning. Our purpose is to recognize and reward work completed for courses in accredited graduate and undergraduate planning programs.

      An award of $500 will be presented for the best student paper received in each of three categories. Additionally, if the winner is not a member of the Information Technology Division will receive a one-year membership to the APA Information Technology Division. A summary of the winning papers will be published in the Information Technology Division quarterly newsletter.

      Students may enter a paper in one of the following areas: Information Technology in Disaster Mitigation and Recovery; GIS and Planning; or Telecommunications in Planning.


      Papers must have been originally written by a single author for a class in a PAB-accredited planning program in a US college or university during the calendar years 2004 and 2005. Master's theses, terminal professional reports, and student group projects are not eligible.

      A paper may be submitted only once.

      Papers may be no more than 20 pages long, including references. Tables, maps, and other diagrams may supplement the 20 pages of text, but not exceed five pages. Papers must be typed and double-spaced with margins of at least 1 inch and 12 point font.

      The title page should include the student name, address, degree program, date when the paper was originally submitted, and phone number: no name, program or other form of identification should be included on the pages with the text of the paper.

      Only electronic copies of papers will be accepted. The paper should be saved in a Microsoft Word format.

      The deadline for receipt of the papers is Monday February 3, 2006. No late papers will be accepted.

      Selection Criteria

      A subcommittee of planning practitioners and planning faculty will read all papers using blind review. The papers will be judged on (1) Relevance to a major current issue in information technology and planning; (2) Insight and significance of discussion; and (3) Quality of the writing, documentation, and research. The winner will be announced at the National American Planning Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

      Submissions should be submitted electronically to Cowley.11@... with IT Division Paper Competition in the subject line. All submissions are due by Friday February 3, 2006.

      Funding for this scholarship paper competition is provided by the IT Division of APA, ESRI, and PCIA.

      Questions regarding this competition should be directed to: Jennifer Evans-Cowley, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University 614-247-7479 or Cowley.11@....

      Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP
      Assistant Professor and
      Planning Education at a Distance Program Director
      City and Regional Planning
      Austin E. Knowlton School of Architecture
      The Ohio State University
      275 West Woodruff Avenue
      Columbus, OH  43210-1138
      (614) 247-7479
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