Since 2013, the International Journal of Urban and Reginal Research (IJURR) editorial board have been awarding an annual prize for the article that makes the most original and outstanding contribution to our understanding of cities and urbanization. The nominations are decided on by the editorial board at their annual meeting. In the third year of the annual IJURR prize, covering the year 2016, we are delighted to announce that the prize winner is:
Dana Kornberg for her paper "The Structural Origins of Territorial Stigma: Water and Racial Politics in Metropolitan Detroit, 1950s–2010s".
In this richly detailed and carefully argued paper, Dana Kornberg expands our understanding of territorial stigma by taking us inside Detroit’s regional institutions of governance. Her analysis of the water system is an important look at the racialized politics of suburban entitlement and urban crisis, relevant to many cities around the world.