Call for Nominees: 2014 Jane Jacobs Book Award

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Urban Communication Foundation
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The Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award

The Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award recognizes an outstanding book that exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication. It is given out every year by the Urban Communication Foundation and is named in honor of the late social activist and author of The Death and Life of Great American Cities. The 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 Steve Macek, chair of the Jane Jacobs Book Award review committee, at the email address below by August 15, 2014. The letter of nomination should describe the book and explain how it addresses issues central to the field of urban communication. Nominees for this year's award must be published between January 1, 2012 and June 30, 2014. Finalists (or their publishers) will be asked to send three copies of the book to the award committee. For more information on the field of urban communication, and to determine if your nomination fits the award call, please visit our website ( to review our mission statement and look at the list of past Jane Jacobs winners.

Dr. Steve Macek Associate Professor of Communication and Coordinator of Urban & Suburban Studies, North Central College Naperville, IL 60540