APA Announces 2019 National Planning Award Recipients

CHICAGO (April 3, 2019) — The American Planning Association (APA) proudly recognizes the recipients of the 2019 National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards. This year's honorees represent superb work in comprehensive planning, urban design, transportation planning, resilience, public outreach, economic development planning, environmental planning, and more.

Established more than 50 years ago, APA's National Awards program is a proud tradition that recognizes achievements by individuals, planning departments, government agencies, and private firms for their leadership and innovation on planning issues. Their efforts help create communities of lasting value throughout the country — and around the world.

The two-tiered awards are selected through a juried process. In 2019, five recipients were selected to receive APA's National Planning Excellence Awards, the highest honor, while 20 recipients earned Achievement Awards, which recognize efforts in areas of specialization within the planning profession. All award recipients will be recognized during APA's National Planning Conference at a special awards luncheon on Monday, April 15, 2019, in San Francisco.

Find out more about each of the 2019 award recipients at www.planning.org/awards/2019.

"This year's award recipients demonstrate how planning helps create communities that offer access and opportunity for all," said Wendy Shabay, AICP, 2019 Awards Jury Chair. "Planning is vital to keep communities thriving and to ensure quality of life for residents."

2019 National Planning Excellence Awards

National Planning Excellence Award for Planning Pioneers

Mary Means

Silver Spring, Maryland

Advancing Diversity & Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff

Carolina Martinez and the Paradise Creek Planning Partnership

National City, California

HUD Secretary's Opportunity & Empowerment Award

Family Scholar House: Transforming Families and Communities

Family Scholar House and Marian Development
Louisville, Kentucky

Pierre L'Enfant International Planning Excellence Award

Northeast False Creek Plan

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan

Kaua'i County General Plan, Kaua'i Kākou

County of Kaua'i, Hawaii

2019 National Planning Achievement Awards

National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice — Gold

WEDG: The Blue Movement to Design Better Waterfronts

Waterfront Alliance
New York, New York

National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice — Silver

City of Clovis Cottage Home Program

Clovis, California

SMART Parks: A Toolkit

UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation
Los Angeles, California

Planning Commission Online Public Hearings

Lakewood, Colorado

Engage 2017: Housing, Parking & Natural Resources

Town of Jackson / Teton County, Wyoming

National Planning Achievement Award for Economic Development Planning — Silver

Port NOLA Strategic Master Plan

Port of New Orleans, Louisiana

Los Alamos Tourism Strategic Plan

Los Alamos, New Mexico

National Planning Achievement Award for Environmental Planning — Gold

Sustainable Chinatown Initiative

San Francisco, California

National Planning Achievement Award for a Grassroots Initiative — Gold

Stoneham Transportation Advocacy Committee

Stoneham, Massachusetts

National Planning Achievement Award for Implementation — Gold

Van Aken District

Shaker Heights, Ohio

National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach — Gold

People's Planning Academy

Department of Metropolitan Development
Indianapolis, Indiana

National Planning Achievement Award for Public Outreach — Silver

Go Human Pop-Up Demonstration Events

Southern California

Parker The Planner: A City Planning Story

Madeline Dahlheimer (Peck), Bolton & Menk
Burnsville, Minnesota

National Planning Achievement Award for Resilience Planning — Gold

Climate Ready Boston Report

Boston, Massachusetts

National Planning Achievement Award for Resilience Planning — Silver

Liberty County Strategic Plan

Liberty County, Texas

Tropical Storm Irene Flood Buyouts

Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission, Vermont

National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning — Gold

Multimobility Planning on the Cellular Level

Stantec Consulting Services and Tahoe Transportation District
Lake Tahoe, California and Nevada

National Planning Achievement Award for Transportation Planning — Silver

Downtown St. Louis Multimodal Transportation Plan

St. Louis, Missouri

Cache County Trails and Active Transportation Master Plan

Cache County, Utah

National Planning Achievement Award for Urban Design — Gold

Downtown Allentown Development and Urban Design Plan

Allentown, Pennsylvania

The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides vital leadership in creating communities of lasting value. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the profession of planning, offering better choices for where and how people work and live. The 42,000 APA members work in concert with community residents, civic leaders and business interests to create communities that enrich people's lives. Through its philanthropic work, APA's Foundation helps to reduce economic and social barriers to good planning. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago. Learn more at www.planning.org.

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

April 3, 2019