The Gerd Albers Award (GAA) was established in 1999 in honor of Professor Gerd Albers, a co-founder and past president of ISOCARP, who placed a particular emphasis on the task of publishing as a means of elucidating both the current debate and practical achievements in the planning field. This reputable award is given for the high-quality academic publications written by ISOCARP members.
The Award is bestowed in three categories: GAA ‘Best Book’, GAA ‘Best Article’ and Special Mention. The Award winners are announced during the official ceremony at the 55th ISOCARP World Planning Congress in Jakarta-Bogor in September.
Pertinent submissions include the following publications by ISOCARP members published in the period between July 1, 2018, and June 30, 2019:
- Books and/or book chapters
- Journal articles
- Published project reports
Ineligible entries include exhibition catalogs and/or unpublished reports. Unpublished journal articles are eligible if the publisher’s acceptance letter is attached to the article submitted.
How to apply?
Each applicant should send 2 files by email including:
- GAA2019 EntryForm
- Contribution (book/chapter/article) in pdf format
Kindly include in the email subject line: GAA 2019 Candidature.
There is no registration fee.
Selection and reward
The Jury, composed of members from the Board and Scientific Committee, will evaluate applications according to the following criteria:
- Thematic introduction
- Contribution to discussions on the topic
- Consistency and coherence (conceptual background, methodological approach)
- Target audience
- Technical requirements
- English, French, German and Spanish
- Entries written in another language have to be accompanied by an extended abstract in English (min. 3 pages).
The rewards for the GAA ‘Best Book’ and GAA ‘Best Article’ are two years of free individual membership to the Society; official certification of the GA Award; dissemination through the Society’s website, social media, and newsletter.
The reward for the ‘Special Mention‘ is an official certification of the GA Award; dissemination through the Society’s website, social media, and newsletter.
The deadline for submission is July 20, 2019 (extended deadline).