National Planning Award Recipients by Location

Congratulations to all National Planning Award recipients. These innovative projects — and the planners behind them — demonstrate commitment to planning healthy, sustainable, and inclusive communities for all.

2012–2022 Award Winners by Location


Birmingham, Alabama

YWCA Central Alabama

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf State Park Master Plan


Anchorage, Alaska

Mountain View Village


Phoenix, Arizona

Greening Lower Grand Avenue


Berkeley, Los Angeles, and Riverside, California

Berkeley Downtown Area Project

Raimi + Associates

Cathedral City, California

Cathedral City's Environmental Conservation Division (ECD) Kids & Community Program

Chula Vista, California

Chula Vista Bayfront Master Plan

Clovis, California

Cottage Home Program

Los Angeles, California

ACCESS Magazine

County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning

Donald Shoup, FAICP

First Last Mile Strategic Plan & Planning Guidelines

Marita Piel McCoy, FAICP

Model Design Manual for Living Streets

People St., LADOT

Placemaking for an Aging Population: Guidelines for Senior-Friendly Parks

Reclaiming the Right-of-Way: A Toolkit for Creating and Implementing Parklets, UCLA Complete Streets Initiative

SMART Parks: A Toolkit

Marin County, California

The Game of Floods

Monterey Bay, California

Historic Fort Ord Regional Urban Design Guidelines

National City, California

Carolina Martinez and the Paradise Creek Planning Partnership

Oakland, California

Let's Bike Oakland

Ontario, California

Huerta del Valle Community Garden

Pasadena, California

The Bennett Plan of the City of Pasadena (1925)

Riverside, California

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

San Bernardino, California

SANBAG Improvement to Transit Access for Cyclists and Pedestrians

San Diego, California

Ann Moore

Greg Cox

Pop-Up Outreach for the Southeastern San Diego and Encanto Neighborhoods Community Plans

San Diego County and Imperial County, California

Regional Mobility Hub Strategy

San Francisco, California

Sustainable Chinatown


San Francisco's Accessory Dwelling Unit and Unit Legalization Program

San Francisco Budget Czar Game

Street Air

Bayview Community Based Transportation Plan

San Jose, California

City of San Jose Video Tutorial

San Jose/Santa Clara Water Pollution Control Plant Master Plan

San Pablo, California

San Pablo General Plan Health Element

San Rafael, California

Marin County Community Development Agency

Santa Monica, California

Tongva Park & Ken Genser Square

Thermal and Oasis, California

Neighborhood Mobility Plan

Southern California

Go Human Pop-Up Demonstration Events

State of California

Candlestick Point-Hunters Point Shipyard Phase II EIR

Contra Costa Centre Transit Village

States of California and Nevada

Lake Tahoe Sustainability Action Plan

Multimobility Planning on the Cellular Level


Adams County and Denver, Colorado

A Return to Past Prosperity: The ASARCO Redevelopment Project

Denver Metro Region, Colorado

Community Vision Plan for the High Line Canal

Golden, Colorado

Downtown Golden Urban Renewal Project

Lakewood, Colorado

Planning Commission Online Public Hearings

State of Colorado

Colorado Resiliency Framework

District of Columbia

Washington, D.C.

Guiding Principles for Federal Architecture

Housing Act of 1949

moveDC – District Department of Transportation (DDOT)

National Park Service National Long-Range Transportation Plan

Sustainable DC Plan


Broward County, Florida

Broward County Climate Change Element

Miami-Dade County, Florida

Opa-locka Community Development Corporation/Gold Coast Section Pop-Up Park Initiative

State of Florida

Florida Statewide Regional Evacuation Study Program

Tallahassee, Florida

StarMetro's Route Decentralization

Tallahassee – Leon County Planning Department

Wynwood, Miami, Florida

Wynwood Neighborhood Revitalization District


Augusta, Georgia

Restoring the American City: Augusta's Laney Walker/Bethlehem


Kaua'i, Hawaii

Kaua'i County General Plan, Kaua'i Kākou

State of Hawaii

Hawaii Department of Transportation's Statewide Pedestrian Master Plan


Chicago, Illinois

Houseal Lavigne Associates

The 606 – Taking Chicago's Legacy of Great Parks to New Heights

Kane County, Illinois

Kane County Planning Cooperative

Northeastern Illinois

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning


Fort Wayne, Indiana

Downtown Fort Wayne Public Realm Action Plan

Indianapolis, Indiana

People's Planning Academy

Plan 2020: The Bicentennial Plan for Indianapolis

Lake, Porter and LaPorte Counties, Indiana

2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan: A Vision for Northwest Indiana


Ames, Iowa

Seeger Transportation Planning

Des Moines, Iowa

Rick Tollakson


Louisville, Kentucky

Family Scholar House


Gretna, Louisiana

Cynthia Lee-Sheng

New Orleans, Louisiana

Port NOLA Strategic Master Plan

Resilient New Orleans – Strategic Actions to Shape Our Future City

Orleans, Jefferson, and St. Bernard Parishes, Louisiana

Greater New Orleans Urban Water Plan



Maine Won't Wait — A Four-Year Action Plan for Climate Action


Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland State Arts Council — Arts & Entertainment Districts Program

Montgomery County, Maryland

Bicycle Master Plan Stress Map

Montgomery County's Agricultural Reserve

Silver Spring, Maryland

Mary Means

State of Maryland

Maryland Department of Planning

Gov. Martin O'Malley: Reinvigorating Smart Growth in Maryland

States of Maryland and Pennsylvania

Trail Towns: Boosting Appalachian Communities Through Tourism


Boston, Massachusetts

Boston Complete Streets Design Guidelines

Climate Ready Boston Report

Goody Clancy

Chelsea, Massachusetts

Rock Chapel Marine/P.O.R.T.

Stoneham, Massachusetts

Stoneham Transportation Advocacy Committee

Watertown, Massachusetts

Sasaki Associates, Inc.


Detroit, Michigan

Detroit RiverFront Conservancy

Campau/Davison/Banglatown Neighborhood Framework Plan

Joe Louis Greenway Framework Plan

Grand Rapids, Michigan

Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Grand Rapids Vital Streets Plan


Burnsville, Minnesota

Parker the Planner, A City Planning Story

St. Paul, Minnesota

Planning Assistance for Thriving Communities

State of Minnesota

Minnesota's Mississippi River Trail Bikeway


Kansas City, Missouri

Kansas City Public Schools Repurposing Initiative

St. Louis, Missouri

Downtown St. Louis Multimodal Transportation Plan


Henderson, Nevada

Southern Nevada Strong – Breaking Barriers Through Public Outreach

Together We Can: A Primer for Recovery

States of California and Nevada

Lake Tahoe Sustainability Action Plan

Multimobility Planning on the Cellular Level

New Jersey

New Brunswick, New Jersey

Leonardo Vazquez

Newark, New Jersey

Branch Brook Park

Innovations in Public Engagement

Making Planning Public: Newark Zoning Workshop

State of New Jersey

Making Complete Streets a Reality in New Jersey

New Mexico

Los Alamos County, New Mexico

Los Alamos Tourism Strategic Plan

Ohkay Owingeh, New Mexico

Owe'neh Bupingeh Preservation Plan

New York

Brooklyn, New York

Brooklyn Bridge Park

Ronald Shiffman, FAICP

Buffalo, New York

Rain Check 2.0 Opportunity Report

Buffalo Niagara Region, New York

One Region Forward

Jamestown, New York

Jamestown Urban Design Plan

New York, New York

Living Breakwaters

NYC Department of City Planning, Zone Green


Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

WEDG: The Blue Movement to Design Better Waterfronts

Community Parks Initiative

Essex Crossing

Queens, New York

Rockaway Boardwalks Reconstruction

State of New York

New York State Offshore Wind Master Plan

North Carolina

Charlotte, North Carolina

Charlotte WALKS Pedestrian Plan

Greensboro, North Carolina

GSO2040 Comprehensive Plan

State of North Carolina

WalkBikeNC — North Carolina Statewide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

Wilmington, North Carolina

Robert R. Taylor Homes / NorthSide Revitalization

Winston–Salem / Forsyth County, North Carolina

Legacy 2030 Comprehensive Plan


Cincinnati, Ohio

Plan Cincinnati: A Comprehensive Plan for the Future

Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio

Central Riverfront Re-Birth Through Planning

Cleveland, Ohio

Pop Up City: Temporary Interventions for Community Engagement

Re-imagining a More Sustainable Cleveland

Clinton County, Ohio

Energize Clinton County, Clinton County Regional Planning

Columbus, Ohio

Downtown Columbus Riverfront

East Franklinton Creative Community District Plan

Columbus and Franklin County, Ohio

Columbus-Franklin County Local Food System Planning

Dayton and Montgomery, Ohio

Homeless Solutions Community 10-Year Plan

Northeast Ohio

Vibrant NEO 2040 – Northeast Ohio Sustainable Communities Consortium

Shaker Heights, Ohio

The Van Aken District

Toledo, Ohio

ProMedica Ebeid Neighborhood Promise


Oklahoma City, Oklahoma


Tulsa, Oklahoma

Fast Forward Mobile Outreach Bus


Lake Oswego, Oregon

We Love Lake Oswego Video

Newberg, Oregon

Newberg 6th Grade Design Star Program

Springfield, Oregon

Phase 1 Glenwood Refinement Plan

State of Oregon

Cool Planning: A Handbook on Local Strategies to Slow Climate Change

Tigard, Oregon

Urban Forestry Code Revisions Project


Allentown, Pennsylvania

Downtown Allentown Development and Urban Design Plan

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

Irving Hand, FAICP

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

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

Millvale, Pennsylvania

Millvale Ecodistrict Pivot Plan

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Green City, Clean Waters: Philadelphia's 21st Century Green Stormwater Infrastructure Program

Interface Studio LLC

Philadelphia City Planning Commission

Philadelphia's Integrated Planning and Zoning Process

Realizing the Potential of The Porch: A Case Study in Data-Driven Placemaking

Robert Venturi and Denise Scott Brown

Yorktown 2015: A Blueprint for Survival and Sustainability

States of Maryland and Pennsylvania

Trail Towns: Boosting Appalachian Communities Through Tourism

South Carolina

Spartanburg, South Carolina

State Representative Harold Mitchell, Jr. and the ReGenesis Project


Memphis, Tennessee

Memphis 3.0 Comprehensive Plan

Nashville, Tennessee



Austin, Texas

Austin Historic Cemeteries Master Plan

Mueller Redevelopment – City of Austin Economic Development

Souly Austin: Austin's Economic Planning Initiative

Our Parks, Our Future Long Range Plan

Houston, Texas

Near North Side Quality of Life Agreement (QLA)

Lewisville, Texas

Implementation of Lewisville 2025 Vision Plan

Liberty County, Texas

Liberty County Strategic Plan

Plano, Texas

Plano Tomorrow Comprehensive Plan


Cache County, Utah

Cache County Trails and Active Transportation Master Plan


State of Vermont

Tropical Storm Irene Flood Buyouts


Arlington County, Virginia

Arlington County Community Energy Plan

Arlington County's Smart Growth Journey Implementing the General Land Use Plan

Crystal City Sector Plan

Richmond, Virginia

Richmond 300: A Guide for Growth

Commonwealth of Virginia

Urban Development Area and Technical Assistance Grant Program


Bremerton, Washington

SKIA Subarea Plan for Eco-Industrial Center

Mid-Columbia Basin, Washington

Ridges to River Open Space Network Vision Plan

Seattle, Washington

Seattle Healthy Living Assessment Tool

Waterfront Seattle Concept Design and Framework Plan


Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Lawrence P. Witzling, PhD, AIA, ASLA

Westlawn Gardens


Town of Jackson / Teton County, Wyoming

Engage 2017: Housing, Parking & Natural Resources

International Planning Awards by Country


Brisbane, Australia

Urban Renewal Brisbane — 20 Years


Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Les Isles / Domtar Lands Redevelopment

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Northeast False Creek Plan

West End Community Plan


Beijing, China

The 798 Arts District

The Songzhuang Arts and Agriculture City


Libreville, Gabon, Africa

Sustainable Growth Strategy for Gabon's Capital City



Odisha, India

Bhubaneswar Smart City Plan


Petra Region, Jordan

Strategic Master Plan | Petra Region, Jordan


Monterrey, Mexico

Tecnológico de Monterrey Urban Regeneration Plan

Puebla, Mexico

The Valsequillo Initiative


Metro Manila, Philippines

Ananas New Community

United Kingdom

Royal Town Planning Institute