Associate Professor Phuong Nguyen-Hoang has received a prestigious Innovative Curriculum award from the Association of Collegiate Schools of Planning and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. The award is only given to three planning faculty nationally who "develop and implement courses to help prepare future planners to solve economic, social, and environmental challenges facing communities worldwide, with measurable student success." This honor recognizes Professor Nguyen's teaching in his Financing Local Government course, as it explores the mechanics of various local government revenue sources and importantly, the inextricable connection between public finance and land use as well as other fields of planning.
Along with the award, he will receive a $10,000 prize and his project will become part of the Lincoln Institute's future digital case library collection. According to Lourdes Germán, Director, International & Institute-wide Initiatives with the Lincoln Institute, "Our goal is to provide a platform for sharing land policy knowledge in compelling ways across different cities, regions, and countries."