Modeled after UTA’s OneBook program, CRP OneBook intends to promote intellectual community building among graduate students, faculty, and staff interested in urban planning by selecting one book that fosters critical thinking, reflection and conversation about cities and city planning. CRP OneBook themes will be discussed throughout the Spring semester, inside or outside of class, hopefully creating stimulating conversations.
The MCRP faculty would like to invite students (who have enrolled, are currently enrolled, or will be enrolled in CRP courses) to submit their own book recommendations to be considered with the faculty nomination. Book nominations can be fiction or nonfiction and should:
* Be no more than about 300 pages in length
* Engage substantive, significant issues related to urban life, urbanism, cities, and city planning
* Be suitable for academic discussion and likely to engage critical thinking
* Be accessible and likely to be appealing to first-year CRP students.
Please email your book nominations including:
(1) title, (2) author, (3) year of publication, and (4) a couple of reasons for recommending it
to Michele Berry, SPA President firstname.lastname@example.org and to Dr. Ivonne Audirac email@example.com, MCRP Director.
Members of SPA and MCRP faculty will select the CRP OneBook from faculty and student nominations and announce it at the end of November. The deadline to email your book recommendation is November 15th.
We are eagerly looking forward to your book proposals!