January 9, 2013

APA Announces 2013 National Planning Award Recipients

CHICAGO — The American Planning Association (APA) honors comprehensive planning efforts and inspiring individuals with its 2013 National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards.

APA's national awards program, the profession's highest honor, is a proud tradition established more than 50 years ago to recognize outstanding community plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues. These efforts help create communities of lasting value throughout the country — and the world.

Eighteen recipients were selected to receive APA's National Planning Excellence Awards and 12 recipients were selected to receive Achievement Awards. The award recipients consisting of planning firms, civic organizations, municipalities, and individuals will be recognized during APA's National Planning Conference Awards Luncheon on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, in Chicago.

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2013 National Planning Excellence Recipients

Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

  • 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan: A Vision for Northwest Indiana – Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties, Indiana

The HUD Secretary's Opportunity and Empowerment Award

  • Owe'neh Bupingeh Preservation Plan — Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico
  • Restoring the American City: Augusta's Laney Walker/Bethlehem — Augusta, Georgia

National Planning Excellence Award for a Best Practice

  • Philadelphia's Integrated Planning and Zoning Process — Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

National Planning Excellence Award for a Grassroots Initiative

  • Cathedral City's Environmental Conservation Division (ECD) Kids & Community Program — Cathedral City, California

National Planning Excellence Award for Implementation

  • Central Riverfront Re-Birth Through Planning — Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

National Planning Excellence Award for Public Outreach

  • Newberg 6th Grade Design Star Program — Newberg, Oregon

National Planning Excellence Award for a Communications Initiative

  • We Love Lake Oswego Video — City of Lake Oswego, Oregon

National Planning Excellence Award for Transportation

  • StarMetro's Route Decentralization — Tallahassee, Florida

National Planning Excellence Award for Environmental Planning

  • NYC Department of City Planning, Zone Green — New York City, New York

National Planning Excellence Award for Urban Design

  • Lancaster Central Market: Assessments, Guidelines, and Recommendations for Preservation and Development — Lancaster, Pennsylvania

The Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Excellence Award

  • The Valsequillo Initiative — Puebla, Mexico

Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff

  • YWCA Central Alabama – Birmingham, Alabama

The National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Advocate

  • Michael Osur, Deputy Director, Riverside County Department of Public Health, California

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm

  • Goody Clancy — Boston, Massachusetts

National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Agency

  • Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning — Chicago, Illinois

National Planning Excellence Award for an Emerging Planning & Design Studio

  • Interface Studio LLC – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

National Planning Award for a Planning Pioneer

  • Ronald Shiffman, FAICP — Brooklyn, New York

2013 National Planning Achievement Recipients

National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice

  • Model Design Manual for Living Streets — Los Angeles, California
  • Seattle Healthy Living Assessment Tool — Seattle, Washington

National Planning Achievement Award for Innovation in Economic Planning and Development

  • Energize Clinton County, Clinton County Regional Planning — Clinton County, Ohio
  • Crystal City Sector Plan — Arlington County, Virginia
  • SKIA Subarea Plan for Eco-Industrial Center — Bremerton, Washington

National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning

  • San Pablo General Plan Health Element — San Pablo, California

National Planning Achievement Award for Implementation

  • Making Complete Streets a Reality in New Jersey — New Jersey Department of Transportation

The Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Achievement Award

  • Urban Renewal Brisbane — 20 Years — Brisbane, Australia

National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach

  • Legacy 2030 Plan Public Outreach and Involvement — Winston-Salem/Forsyth County, North Carolina

National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning

  • Minnesota's Mississippi River Trail Bikeway — Minnesota Department of Transportation

National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning

  • Seeger Transportation Planning — Ames, Iowa

National Planning Achievement Award for Urban Design

  • Waterfront Seattle Concept Design and Framework Plan — Seattle, Washington

Contact

Roberta Rewers, APA Public Affairs; 312-786-6395; rrewers@planning.org