Urban Communication Foundation

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, 2017 and June 30, 2019. The book award brings with it a $500 prize.

To nominate a book, please send a short letter of nomination or self-nomination (in the form of an email attachment) to Timothy Gibson, chair of the Jane Jacobs Book Award review committee, at [email protected] by July 15, 2019. The letter of nomination should describe the book and explain how it addresses issues central to the field of urban communication. For more information on the field of urban communication, and to determine if your nomination fits the award call, please review the Urban Communication Foundation’s mission statement (at http://urbancomm.org/about-ucf/mission-purpose/). 

Review process: We will review all letters of nomination after the July 15, 2019 deadline and choose a short-list of finalists. This short-list of finalists (or their publishers) will then be asked to send copies of the book to the award committee. 

Timothy Gibson (Department of Communication, George Mason University)
Chair, Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award Committee

Email nomination letters to[email protected]