Professor Lisa Benton-Short published an article about the role of the National Mall in presidential inaugurations in The Conversation.
Professor Lisa Benton-Short was awarded the 2016 John Brinkerhoff Jackson Prize for her book The National Mall: No Ordinary Public Space. She is only the second woman to win the award. The Jackson Prize was established to encourage and reward American geographers who write books about the United States which convey the insights of professional geography in language that is interesting and attractive to a lay audience. The Jackson Prize of the AAG is dedicated to encouraging the kind of thinking and writing to which J. B. Jackson devoted much of his life: to encourage Americans to look thoughtfully at the human geography of their own country and to convey that understanding to the public at large.