2011 Winner and Runner-up
The 2011 Economic Development Division Graduate scholarship winner is Evan Casper-Futterman of the University of New Orleans for his paper "Back to Basics: Worker Cooperatives as Economic Development."
Mr. Casper-Futterman's analysis of community stabilization using worker cooperatives was thoughtful and well-conceived. He will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship from the Economic Development Division.
Alexandra Thompson of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign will be awarded a runner-up certificate for her paper, "Local Foods: Three Ways to an Industry that Pays."
Ms. Thompson's paper on connecting local food producers and consumers in ways that generate jobs and promote innovation greatly impressed the selection committee.
There were 16 graduate-level papers submitted this year, a superb response from the many planning schools in the U.S. Many congratulations to our 2011 student paper awards winner and runner-up who will both be honored at the division's annual business meeting during the annual APA conference in Boston.