Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

The 2020 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

The annual Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award recognizes an outstanding book, published in English, which exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication. It is named in honor of the late social activist and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. All entries must be published between January 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020. The book award brings with it a $500 prize.

Submission details announced March 1, 2020.

2019 Winner of The Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

Caitlin Frances Bruce is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh. She explores public art, urban space, and public feelings in transnational and transitional contexts. She received her PhD from Northwestern University in Communication Studies from the Rhetoric and Public Culture Program. She is a former Fulbright García-Robles/COMEXUS Postdoctoral Fellow, and has received grants from the WFI Institute, American Studies Association, and Urban Communication Foundation, among other entities. Her first book, Painting Publics: Transnational Legal Graffiti Scenes as Spaces for Encounter, was published with Temple University Press in March 2019. Her other writings have appeared in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, Critical/Cultural Communication Studies, Communication Culture & Critique, Public Art Dialogue, Subjectivities, Geohumanities, Women’s Studies in Communication, and Invisible Culture. She is a contributing editor for Mediapolis, and a former writer for Sixty Inches From Center. She is also the Program Director of Hemispheric Conversations: Urban Art Project (hcuap.com).

Previous Recipients of The Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

2018

Julia Guarneri, Newsprint Metropolis: City Papers and the Making of Modern Americans. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2017.

2017

Evelyn M. Perry, Live and Let Live: Diversity, Conflict, and Community in an Integrated Neighborhood (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2017).

2016

Peter Laurence, Becoming Jane Jacobs (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

Peter Laurence, Becoming Jane Jacobs (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016).

2015

Ben Campkin, Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture (I.B. Tauris, 2013).

Ben Campkin, Remaking London: Decline and Regeneration in Urban Culture (I.B. Tauris, 2013).

2014

Mark Shiel, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles (Reaktion Books, 2012).

Mark Shiel, Hollywood Cinema and the Real Los Angeles (Reaktion Books, 2012).

2013

Spoma Jovanovic, Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro (The University of Arkansas Press, 2012).

Spoma Jovanovic, Democracy, Dialogue, and Community Action: Truth and Reconciliation in Greensboro (The University of Arkansas Press, 2012).

Teresa Bergman, Exhibiting Patriotism: Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American Historic Sites (Left Coast Press, 2013).

Teresa Bergman, Exhibiting Patriotism: Creating and Contesting Interpretations of American Historic Sites (Left Coast Press, 2013).

2012

Sharon Zukin, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Public Spaces (Oxford University Press, 2010).

Sharon Zukin, Naked City: The Death and Life of Authentic Public Spaces (Oxford University Press, 2010).

2011

Lindsay Bremner, Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 (Fourthwall Books, 2010).

Lindsay Bremner, Writing the City into Being: Essays on Johannesburg 1998-2008 (Fourthwall Books, 2010).

Amy Mills, Streets of Memory: Landscape, Tolerance, and National Identity in Istanbul (University of Georgia Press, 2010).

Amy Mills, Streets of Memory: Landscape, Tolerance, and National Identity in Istanbul (University of Georgia Press, 2010).

2010

Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Pollution, Travel and Environmental Justice(University of Alabama Press, 2007).

Phaedra C. Pezzullo, Toxic Tourism: Rhetorics of Pollution, Travel and Environmental Justice(University of Alabama Press, 2007).

Stephen A. Goldsmith & Lynne Elizabeth, What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs(New Village Press, 2010).

Stephen A. Goldsmith & Lynne Elizabeth, What We See: Advancing the Observations of Jane Jacobs(New Village Press, 2010).

2009

Andrew Wood, City Ubiquitous: Place, Communication, and the Rise of Omnitopia (Hampton Press, 2009).

Andrew Wood, City Ubiquitous: Place, Communication, and the Rise of Omnitopia (Hampton Press, 2009).

2008

Scott McQuire, The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space (Sage Publications, 2008).

Scott McQuire, The Media City: Media, Architecture and Urban Space (Sage Publications, 2008).

2007

Paul Mason Fotsch, Watching the Traffic Go By: Transportation and Isolation in Urban America (The University of Texas Press, 2007).

Paul Mason Fotsch, Watching the Traffic Go By: Transportation and Isolation in Urban America (The University of Texas Press, 2007).

Timothy A. Gibson and Mark Lowes, Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006).

Timothy A. Gibson and Mark Lowes, Urban Communication: Production, Text, Context (Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 2006).

2006

First Prize

Steve Macek, Urban Nightmares: The media and the Moral Panic over the City (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Steve Macek, Urban Nightmares: The media and the Moral Panic over the City (University of Minnesota Press, 2006).

Second Prize

Jane Golden, Robin Rice, and Natalie Pompillo with Photographs by David Grahamand Jack Ramsdale, More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell (Temple University Press, 2006).

Jane Golden, Robin Rice, and Natalie Pompillo with Photographs by David Grahamand Jack Ramsdale, More Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell (Temple University Press, 2006).

2005

Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).

Daniel Makagon, Where the Ball Drops: Days and Nights in Times Square (University of Minnesota Press, 2004).