May 19, 2011

Delta Urbanism: New Orleans Honored with Independent Publisher Book Award

CHICAGODelta Urbanism: New Orleans will be honored with a bronze 2011 Independent Publisher Book Award in the Science category during the annual BookExpo American Convention starting May 23.

Delta Urbanism: New OrleansWritten by Richard Campanella, and published by the American Planning Association's Planners Press, Delta Urbanism: New Orleans traces the development of New Orleans from precolonial times to post-Katrina realities, in the context of the deltaic plain on which it lies. The book describes the underlying physical terrain and covers the various transformations humans have made to it: site selection, settlement, urbanization, population, expansion, drainage, protection, exploitation, devastation, and recovery.

An excerpt of the book is available on Places.

The Independent Publisher Book Awards, or IPPY Awards, recognize excellence in a broad range of subjects and honor the year's best independently published books. They are presented annually by Read the full list of 2011 IPPY recipients.

This is the third IPPY Award for a Planners Press book. In 2010, Grid/Street/Place by Nathan Cherry was honored with a silver medal in the Architecture category, and in 2009, Overlooked America edited by the Planning magazine editorswas honored with a bronze medal in the Essay/Creative Non-Fiction category.

Delta Urbanism: New Orleans (ISBN: 978-1-932364-85-9)is available through for $44.95 ($28.95 for APA members). It is part of the Delta Urbanism series that explores the challenges facing deltaic communities. Delta Urbanism: Netherlands also was published in 2010. Delta Urbanism: California will be published in 2012.


Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395;