"Socialist Settlement Experiment" wins Anthony Sutcliffe Award, Runner-up Prize, 2018

The Anthony Sutcliffe Award from the International Planning History Society recognizes the best dissertation in the field of planning history written in English and completed during the two years preceding the conference. 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.

Runner-up prize of the Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award: Christina E. Crawford, "The Socialist Settlement Experiment: Soviet Urban Praxis. 1917-1932". 2016. Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA.

"This dissertation is a very detailed and deeply researched submission, opening up fields seldom explored by the academy so far. The focus on  non-official Soviet planning and design experimentation is surprising and provocative, and the work on Ernst May and other actors of the time is magnificent. There is also an incredible work of compiling documents from archives in Azerbaijan, Canada, Russia, and the US, and a deep reflection on the role of architecture and city planning in the USSR. The number of new windows opened up is absolutely impressive." 

On behalf of The Anthony Sutcliffe Dissertation Award Committee: José Luis Sáinz Guerra, Universidad de Valladolid, Spain (Chair);   Nancy H. Kwak, UC San Diego, USA;   Karl Friedhelm Fischer, University of New South Wales, Australia.