2018 Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Competition Announcement

The International Association for China Planning (IACP) is pleased to announce the 2018 Karen Polenske Best Student Paper competition for the 12th IACP conference which will take place at in Xi’an, China, June 30 – July 31, 2018.

To be eligible for this award, authors must be:

  • an international IACP student member (including Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan) who paid dues by February 1st, 2018;
  • either the sole author or the lead author of a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the 12th IACP Conference.

To be considered for this award, please e-mail a full paper in English by May 1st, 2018, to the IACP award committee led by Yang Zhang, yang08@vt.edu.

Submitted papers will be evaluated by a review committee selected by the IACP award committee. The winner will be announced at the conference in Xi’an. The winner will present the paper at the conference and receive free conference registration, free lodging, plus U.S. $1,000 to offset her/his expenses for conference travel. In the case of two winners, the two winners will share the $1,000 prize.

This award, established in honor of Massachusetts Institute of Technology Professor Karen Polenske – a prominent regional economist and a leading scholar of China’s sustainable development – is awarded annually to student IACP members who present excellent research at major international planning conferences. Currently the IACP presents one Polenske award at their annual conference in China and one Polenske award at their annual membership meeting in the United States during the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference. The Karen Polenske Best Student Paper Award has been made possible by generous donations given by several distinguished individuals who are mostly Professor Polenske’s former students.

For more information, please refer to http://www.chinaplanning.org/IACPAward.html


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    • Binqing Zhai on March 19, 2018 at 4:51 pm
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    Hi, I am inquiring whether students from the universities in mainland China are eligible for 2018 Karen R. Polenske Best Student Paper Competition? Thanks!

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