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CCNY Architecture Historian Wins International Book Award

Marta Gutman's urban history "A City For Children"
CCNY Professor Marta Gutman has been recognized on an international level for her urban history, A City for Children: Women, Architecture, and the Charitable Landscapes of Oakland, 1850–1950 (The University of Chicago Press, 2014). The Society of Architectural Historians (SAH) awarded the book the 2017 Spiro Kostof Award, given to interdisciplinary studies of urban history that make the greatest contribution to our understanding of the growth and development of cities. A City for Children focuses on the use and adaptive reuse of everyday buildings over a hundred year span in Oakland, California, to make the city a better place for children.
 
The Society, which promotes the study, interpretation, and conservation of architecture, design, landscapes, and urbanism worldwide, announced the winners of the 2017 Publication Awards at the SAH 70th Annual International Conference Awards Ceremony held June 8 in Glasgow, Scotland. Gutman called her book’s selection, “an incredible honor.” 
 
Gutman is an historian and licensed architect. She is Professor of Architecture and Coordinator, History & Theory, Spitzer School of Architecture at CCNY and is also Professor of Art History, Doctoral Faculty in Art History, The Graduate Center/CUNY.
 
The Society of Architectural Historians is a nonprofit membership organization that serves a network of local, national, and international institutions and individuals who, by profession or interest, focus on the history of the built environment and its role in shaping contemporary life. SAH promotes meaningful public engagement with the history of the built environment through advocacy efforts, print and online publications, and local, national, and international programs.
 
About The City College of New York
The City College of New York is an established leader in sustainability, with an expert faculty conducting groundbreaking research and providing innovative, interdisciplinary opportunities for students to engage in emerging approaches in architecture, engineering, science and the social sciences. 
 
CCNY’s response to a rapidly urbanizing global community consists of courses on climate response, resilient design, water resource management and energy, with engineering, science and architectural degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate level that address the sustainability challenges of the 21st century.
 
Since 1847, The City College of New York has provided low-cost, high-quality education for New Yorkers in a wide variety of disciplines. Today more than 16,000 students pursue undergraduate and graduate degrees in eight professional schools and divisions, driven by significant funded research, creativity and scholarship.  Now celebrating its 170th anniversary, CCNY is as diverse, dynamic and visionary as New York City itself.  View CCNY Media Kit.
 
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