Awards

The Lambda Alpha International awards honor men and women—both members and non-members—who have notably advanced the field of land economics through their achievements and service to their profession, community and chapter.  

Schedule for Awards

Spring LEW (Odd Years)
Int’l Urban Affairs/Public Official Award
International Skyline Award (if desired by the host LEW Chapter)
 
Fall LEW (Even Years)
International Member of the Year
International Journalist/Author Award
International Skyline Award (if desired by the host LEW Chapter)
 
Spring LEW (Even Years)
Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award
International Skyline Award (if desired by the host LEW Chapter)
 
Fall LEW (Odd Years)
International Member of the Year Award
International Skyline Award (if desired by the host LEW Chapter)
 
Format for nominations:
1. Award category
2. Name of nominee
3. Chapter affiliation of nominee (if a member of LAI)
4. Contact information for nominee
5. Name of nominating chapter president
6. Contact information for chapter president
7. Justification for nomination (1 page maximum, photos encouraged for Skyline nominations)
 
We ask that you submit Items 1-6 on a single sheet and the justification and proposed citation on a second sheet. Please send all materials electronically to the email address below.
In the case of the Skyline Award, you are welcome to provide additional supporting material in the form of photos or maps but, again, we would prefer these to be sent via email to facilitate our distribution the Awards Committee for their review.
Submit nominations and any questions to:
 
Executive Director
Lambda Alpha International
PO Box 72720
Phoenix, AZ 85050
480-719-7404
 
Expenses for Awardees
With a diminished slate of awards, it is now reasonable for LAI to pay for travel expenses for awardees.
Under this scheme the International would cover the following expenses:

Urban Affairs, Author and Ely Distinguished Educator Awards
  • Airfare (round-trip economy class) to the site of the LEW for the awardee and one guest (spouse,
  • partner, friend, family member or significant other)
  • One hotel room for three nights at the conference hotel
  • Registration to the entire LEW for both awardee and spouse
Member of the Year and Fellow award recipients:
  • LEW registration for the awardee and one guest (spouse, partner, friend, family member or
  • significant other)
  • No other expenses
Skyline Awardees:
  • LEW registration only for two persons to be selected by the awardee
  • No other expenses

Categories of Awards

Awards are presented in the following categories:

International Member of the Year Award

This award is selected from Chapter nominations of Chapter Member of the Year honorees for the current or prior year by the International Awards Committee and will be based upon commitment to Lambda Alpha, to the nominee’s profession and to land economics with respect to achievement in the private or public sectors, research or education.

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International Public Official/Urban Affairs Award

This award is presented either to a public official who, through his or her efforts—technical, managerial or other significant effort—has made a notable contribution to improving the quality of urban life or to a person who has made outstanding contributions to urban affairs and who has advanced the frontiers of knowledge via research and/or practice.

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International Journalism/Author Award

This award is presented either to a journalist or an author whose efforts have contributed to a greater understanding of the principles, practices and greater awareness of land economics. The journalism award is for a sustained, exemplary contribution to a national or regional body of work.  The author award is for an exemplary book length publication.

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Richard T. Ely Distinguished Educator Award

This award is presented to the person who has achieved excellence within the academic world in the field of land economics or one of its constituent disciplines.

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International Skyline Award

This award will recognize a project or policy identified by the host Land Economics Weekend (LEW) Chapter and vetted by the International Awards Committee.  It is a discretionary award and will be presented at each LEW only if the host chapter identifies a project, making their choice known to the International Awards Committee at least six weeks prior to the LEW.  The Skyline Award is normally made to a project or policy and is usually presented to an agency, firm or institution.

The International Awards Committee will evaluate the nomination based on the following criteria:
Recognizing noteworthy and commendable instances of the practical application of the principles of land economics in the preservation, development or utilization of our land resources.

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International Fellow Award

An International Fellow is an active member whose efforts have significantly advanced the purposes, organization, or growth of LAMBDA ALPHA. The title of International Fellow is additive to any other category of membership except Honorary.  Only the International Board of Governors shall confer fellowship and no more than two fellowships shall be conferred in each calendar year.

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Gerald D. Hines International Humanitarian Award

This award is presented to a person who has or had a vision for what his or her community could become in the future, and the ability to see what was needed to achieve that vision, then marshaled the resources and helped direct the activity to accomplish the goal, often working behind the scenes and out of the public’s attention. That person most likely has also served as a mentor to other individuals who helped carry out the initial vision. (1998 - 2008)

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