Paige Glotzer’s How the Suburbs Were Segregated Receives Lewis Mumford Prize

Paige GlotzerCongratulations to Professor Paige Glotzer, whose 2020 book How the Suburbs Were Segregated: Developers and the Business of Exclusionary Housing, 1890-1960 (Columbia University Press) has received the Lewis Mumford Prize from the Society for American City and Regional Planning History. The Lewis Mumford Prize is awarded for the best book on American city and regional planning history published between August 2019 and July 2021.

According to the award announcement: “Readers will greatly benefit from this exposition of privately influenced public policy; together with Dr. Glotzer’s attentiveness to the global networks of racial capitalism, this work represents a major contribution to the field of planning history, and we anticipate that it will be highly generative of future scholarship.”

How the Suburbs Were Segregated has also received the 2021 Kenneth Jackson Award for Best Book in North American History and was a finalist for the 2021 Hagley Prize in Business History.

Read more at the Society for American City and Regional Planning History website.