Case studies are windows into the workings of the development process; and a gateway to understanding and illustrating the diversity of global planning experience. At GPEIG (Global Planning Educators Interest Group), one of our goals is to disseminate information about case study research and instruction and increase student involvement in the use and development of case studies
With this in mind, GPEIG is excited to announce a call for outstanding international development case studies.

The awardee(s) will be announced and honored at the GPEIG Business Meeting at the Association for Collegiate Schools of Planning (ACSP) conference in Denver, CO, in October, 2017.

A Competition for Student-led Case Studies
• This award is meant to promote students’ pursuit of the case study method as a research tool in international development planning, which will better inform the American planning fraternity of the richness of research contexts globally.
• The winning case study will be awarded $250.00, and will be featured on the GPEIG website, along with all finalists.
• The case studies should have been prepared within the past two years (2015-17).
• They must not exceed 10,000 words, and can be either published or unpublished.
• A PDF copy of your case and one brief letter of faculty support should be emailed to: with GPEIG case study prize in the subject heading.

A Call for Faculty-led Case Studies
• We invite faculty to also submit cases they have developed. The cases should have been prepared in the past year (2016-17) and can be either published or unpublished.
• While there will be no monetary award for these cases, but we will call attention to them at our Business Meeting and host them on the GPEIG website.
• Please email your submissions to:

Award Committee
Meenu Tewari (chair), UNC Chapel Hill
Andrew Rumbach, University of Colorado Denver
Sanjeev Vidyarthi, University of Illinois at Chicago
Sukumar Ganapati, Florida International University

Submission Deadline:
August 31, 2017

C. Aujean Lee
PhD Candidate, Urban Planning
University of California, Los Angeles

Student Representative, 2016-2018
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning

Research Assistant
UCLA Center for Neighborhood Knowledge


Download: Best Case Study Flyer GPEIG