IACP Rising Scholar Award

AnnouncementPast Recipients

The International Association for China Planning (IACP) is pleased to announce the 2024 IACP Rising Scholar Award (青年学者奖). This award recognizes a junior faculty member who has demonstrated an outstanding research record in the broad area of urban planning and development in China. The winner will be announced at the IACP annual conference in Hangzhou China, July 5-8, 2024. Along with an award certificate, the winner will also receive a prize of US $500 or Chinese RMB of an equivalent value.

To be eligible for this award, the applicant must be:

  1. an assistant professor or a non-tenured lecturer;
  2. an author for a paper that has been accepted for presentation at the 18th IACP conference in Hangzhou, China;


To be considered for this award, please email the following by May 5th, 2024 to the IACP Award committee led by Sylvia He, sylviahe@cuhk.edu.hk.

  • current CV
  • a brief statement (no more than one A4 page) of research interest and qualification for this award


The IACP Rising Scholar Award is made possible by IACP membership fees and the generous support of conference sponsors.

2023, Siyu Yu, Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University

2022, Chenghe Guan, Assistant Professor at NYU Shanghai

2021, Sui Tao, lecturer in the Faculty of Geographical Science at the Beijing Normal University

2020, Li Fang, Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning at the Florida State University

2019, Yi Lu, Assistant Professor in the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong