We all have places dear to our heart. APA invites members and all Americans to select their own Great Place in America — the People's Choice designee.
Announcing the 2016 Great Places in America!
APA is proud to announce the 2016 Great Places in America. These 15 places — in communities large and small — celebrate stories of exemplary planning that have resulted in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.
Introducing this year’s Great Places in America:
2016 Great Neighborhoods
Santa Ana, California
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Warren, Rhode Island
2016 Great Streets
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho
Bronx, New York
Davidson, North Carolina
The Gold Standard in America’s Neighborhoods, Streets, and Public Spaces
Each year, APA recognizes outstanding people, planning work, and places — representing the best in planning and community impact. During the National Community Planning Month each October, we celebrate how planning improves lives and communities of lasting value.
Explore the Great Places Close Up
What Makes a Place Great?
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Now accepting suggestions for Great Places in America in 2017.
Know a great neighborhood, street, or public space? Suggest it today! APA accepts suggestions year-round.