Carolina Planning Journal Recognized by the 2021 Haskell Award


The Carolina Planning Journal was one of five publications recognized by the Center for Architecture’s 2021 Douglas Haskell Award for Student Journals. CPJ received an Honorable Mention for this year’s issue, Volume 46, The White Problem in Planning. An excerpt from 2020-21 Editor-in-Chief Will Curran-Groome’s Editor’s Note speaks to the variety of articles and book reviews featured in the issue:

This past year has been in large part defined by three interrelated phenomena: a resurgence in Black Lives Matter protests and activism catalyzed by the murders of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd by the police; the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic; and the ouster of Donald Trump and the Republican Party from control of our federal executive and legislative branches of government. Each of these events has highlighted how the social, political, economic, legal, and physical institutions of our country have been designed and employed to benefit whites at the expense of Black, Indigenous, and People of Color (BIPOC) communities. In response, we asked authors to address issues raised by Goetz, Williams, and Damiano (2020) in their article titled Whiteness and Urban Planning, in particular how urban planning has worked to normalize and perpetuate whiteness–its invisibility, the exclusion by which it is defined, and the extractive nature of white affluence. The articles in this issue touch on many of the domains where planning intersects with whiteness, and they contribute valuable perspectives and analyses as we seek to build more racially just and reparative planning systems. 

The Haskell Award was founded to encourage student journalism on architecture, planning, and related subjects, and to foster regard for criticism among future professionals. The award is named for architectural journalist and editor Douglass Haskell, an honorary member of the American Institute of Architects and editor at Architectural Forum from 1949 to 1964, during which he was very influential in stopping the demolition of Grand Central Station.

CPJ was recognized alongside the Rice University School of Architecture, Northeastern University School of Architecture, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and City College of New York Spitzer School of Architecture for perpetuating intelligent writing about design.

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By Emma Vinella-Brusher, Angles Managing Editor

Featured image courtesy of Jo Kwon