Previous Winners


Jacob Tracy
University of Washington
Anticipated Graduation Date: June 2015
Thesis Title: "Reducing Local Government Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Construction Purchasing"


Megan Griffith
Morgan State University
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2014
Thesis Title: "Deep Ecological Urbanism in the Post-Industrial City"


Erica Smith
Portland State University
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2013
Thesis Title: "Engaging Communities through Measuring Neighborhood Sustainability"


Daniel Brookshire
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Anticipated Graduation Date: May 2012
Thesis Title: "Strategic Energy Planning for Native American Tribes"


Sara Benson
University of Illinois at Chicago, Department of Urban Planning and Policy
Anticipated Graduation: May 2011
Thesis Title: "Brownfield Redevelopment: Historical Analysis of Industrial Redevelopment in Chicago and Policy Recommendations to Correct Market Failure"

Yu Kuki
University of British Columbia, School of Community and Regional Planning
Anticipated Graduation: May 2011
Thesis Title: "Analyzing Canada's Embodied Ecological Footprint in International Trade"


Renee Thompson
Renee Thompson is focusing on land use and the environment. Her research "A Multi-scale Analysis of Land Cover Change and Land Protection Policies along the Chesapeake Bay Shoreline" characterized land cover changes near the shoreline of the Chesapeake Bay and interpreted those changes relative to Virginia's Chesapeake Bay Preservation Act and Maryland's Critical Area Act. Renee worked for the U.S. Geological Survey as part of their Student Career Experience Program in the Chesapeake Bay Program Office in Annapolis, Maryland. Thompson's previous work has focused on ocean and coastal policy.


Sarah Raposa
Sarah Raposa was awarded the 2007-2008 ENRE Fellowship for her thesis titled "An Ecosystem Based Approach to City Planning: Integrated Assessment of Land Use Regulations."