Smith-Babcock-Williams Writing Competition

Congratulations to the winners of the 34th annual Smith-Babcock-Williams Student Writing Competition for their exemplary contributions to the field of planning.

First Place

Matthew Scarano, for his article "Withholding Municipal Services to Facilitate Coastal Retreat: Legal Risks and Possibilities." Scarano graduated in 2017 from Columbia Law School.

Second Place

Todd Michael Hirsch, for his article “Preservation and Progress: An Argument in Favor of Transferable Development Rights." Hirsch graduated in 2017 from Boston University School of Law with a JD and an LLM in taxation.

Honorable Mention

Monique M. Trammell, for “The Benefits and Implications of Developing Tiny Home Communities.” Trammell graduated in 2017 from Gonzaga University School of Law.


Previous Winners

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