Awards For The Outstanding Use Of Technology In Planning

Awards For The Outstanding Use Of Technology In Planning

Ohio State University

Category 1: Best Use of Technology to Plan for Natural Disaster Prevention or Recovery: This category recognizes an organization for the use of technology for disaster prevention or recovery before a disaster occurs. Examples may include hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, or wildfires.

Category 2: Best Use of Technology for Planning Analysis: This category recognizes an organization or individual for the creative use of technology to carry out in-depth planning analysis and planning forecasting methods.

Category 3: Best Use of Technology for Public Participation: This category recognizes an organization for the best use of technology to enhance public involvement to enhance public involvement and participation in planning and decision making processes.

Category 4: Best Use of Technology for a University Urban and Regional Planning Program: This category recognizes an accredited university planning program for the most effective use of teaching with technology in preparing future planners for professional work. This can include the work of a single class or the use of technology to benefit all students in the program.

Category 5: Best Use of Technology to Improve a Plan or Planning Process: This category recognizes an organization for the creative use of technology in improving planning processes. Examples may include technology in subdivision approval, urban design, or comprehensive planning.

To submit an application, please complete the application form; submit an electronic copy of the application form and an electronic copy of all attachments to: Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP at [email protected]. The Subject line of this e-mail should read: IT Division Awards Competition.

A summary of the award winners will be published in the Information Technology Division quarterly newsletter.

1. All projects must have been completed during 2004 or 2005.
2. Only electronic copies of applications and attachments will be accepted. The application and attachments should be saved in a Microsoft Word or Adobe Acrobat format.
3. The deadline for receipt of the papers is January 15, 2006. No late applications will be accepted. Submissions should be submitted electronically to [email protected] with IT Division Paper Competition in the subject line.

Selection Criteria
A subcommittee of planning practitioners and planning faculty will read all applications using blind review. The applications will be judged on following evaluation criteria:
(1) Innovation: Introduction of an original concept or refinement of an existing technique or procedure;
(2) Quality: Excellence of thought, analysis, graphics, and writing;
(3) Transferability: Applicability to other areas or projects;
(4) Implementation: Effectiveness of the project as evidenced by activity after completion;
(5) Comprehensiveness: Thoroughness of the project or program.

The winners will be presented with their scholarships at 6:00 pm on Monday April 24th at the National American Planning Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Questions regarding this competition should be directed to: Jennifer Evans-Cowley, City and Regional Planning, The Ohio State University (614) 247-7479 or [email protected]

Related Link: American Planning Association Information Technology Division

For more information contact:

Jennifer Evans-Cowley, PhD, AICP
Ohio State University
275 West Woodruff Avenue
OH 43210

Phone: (614) 247-7479
Email: [email protected]

Posted December 27, 2005

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