The annual Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Book Award recognizes an outstanding book, published in English, which exhibits excellence in addressing issues of urban communication. All entries must be published between January 1, 2018 and June 30, 2020. The book award is sponsored by the Urban Communication Foundation and brings with it a $500 prize.

To nominate a book, please send a short letter of nomination or self-nomination (in the form of an email attachment) to Teresa Bergman and Timothy Gibson, co-chairs of the Jane Jacobs Book Award review committee, at by July 15, 2020. The letter of nomination should describe the book and explain how it addresses issues central to the field of urban communication. For more information on the field of urban communication, and to determine if your nomination fits the award call, please review the Urban Communication Foundation’s mission statement (at

Review process: We will review all nomination letters after the July 15, 2020 deadline and choose a short-list of finalists. Only this short-list of finalists (or their publishers) will be asked to send four copies of the book to the award committee (in August).

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