2021 Economic Approach in Urban Sustainability Studies Award

2021 AnnouncementPast Receipients

The International Association for China Planning (IACP) is pleased to announce the “Economic Approach in Urban Sustainability Studies Award” Competition. This competition provides an award to authors who present the best papers using economic approaches to study the topics related to urban sustainability, at the 15th IACP conference which will take place in Nanjing, China, June 20-21, 2021.

To be eligible for this year’s award, the author must be either the sole author or the lead author of a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the 15th IACP conference in Nanjing, China. The author must attend and present the paper at the IACP Annual Conference.

The paper may deal with any aspect of urban sustainability studies using economic approaches, and does not have to deal specifically with China.

To be considered for this award, please e-mail a full paper in English by April 30th, 2021 to the IACP Award committee led by Xiaoguang Wang, iacpaward2021@gmail.com.


All submitted papers will be evaluated by a review committee selected by the IACP Award committee. The results of this competition will be announced at the conference in Nanjing. The winner of this competition will present the paper at the conference and receive US $1,000 or Chinese RMB of an equivalent value.

Please be noted, submissions for this award DO NOT prohibit applicants from publishing their papers elsewhere.

The IACP Economic Approach in Urban Sustainability Studies Award has been made by the generous support of MIT Sustainable Urbanization Lab.

2020, Xuanyi Nie, Graduate School of Design at the Harvard University and Haobin Fan from Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, “Building the Inter-City Integrated Care Delivery System (IDS) in China: The Dynamics of Multi-Level Incentives among Institutional Participants”