Sustainable Communities Division Awards for Excellence in Sustainability
To honor true leaders, their communities and projects in the field of sustainability planning, design, and development.
The Second Annual Awards
Deadline for entries: March 16, 2015
APA's Sustainable Communities, International, and Urban Design and Preservation Divisions are pleased to announce the Second Annual Awards for Excellence in Sustainability, to be awarded at the National Planning Conference in Seattle on April 19, 2015.
- Sustainable Development Project
- Sustainable Building Project
- Sustainable Park, Recreation, or Open Space Project
- Green Infrastructure or Transportation Project
- Sustainable Policy, Law, or Plan
- Sustainable Urban Design or Preservation Plan or Project
- Emerging Leader's Sustainability Plan or Project
- Leadership in Sustainability
Open to both APA members and non-members. Any plan, project, program, tool, process, report, or ordinance entered must have been published, implemented, or completed within three years of the date of submission. Published drafts of plans are not acceptable. See the Application Packet for more details.
Awards will be presented at the Sustainable Communities, Urban Design and Preservation, and International Divisions' joint annual meeting and reception during the 2015 National Planning Conference of the American Planning Association in Seattle. Award recipients will receive a formal award and be featured in the three divisions' promotional materials throughout the year.
All entry nominations shall be submitted digitally. Entries may be submitted to the Awards for Excellence in Sustainability Dropbox account by 5:00 p.m. (ET) on Monday, March 16, 2015. The application packet with Awards Criteria and full instructions is available at http://bit.ly/1C5gnxA
E-mail APASustainabilityAwards@gmail.com or call Becky Bradley, AICP, at 610-264-4544.
2014 Award Winners
On April 27, 2014, the American Planning Association's Sustainable Communities Division handed out its first ever Awards for Excellence in Sustainability in seven categories:
Sustainable Development Project
City of Lakewood, Colorado, for the Sustainable Neighborhoods Program + Network
Sustainable Building Project
Lemle & Wolff, Inc. in partnership with Design AIDD Architecture, Di Bari Engineering + The Daylight Savings Company for 812 E. 231ST Street, Bronx, NY
Sustainable Parks, Recreation + Open Space Project
21st Century Parks in partnership with Metro Parks, Future Fund Land Trust + Wallace, Roberts and Todd for The Parklands of Floyds Fork, Louisville Kentucky
Green Infrastructure Project
Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority in partnership with the City of Camden, Camden Redevelopment Agency, Heart of Camden + Center for Environmental Transformation for the Waterfront South Rain Gardens, Camden, New Jersey
Sustainable Plan Award
City of Austin, Texas, in partnership with Wallace, Roberts and Todd for Imagine Austin
Emerging Leaders' Sustainable Plan Award
University of Michigan — Yohan Chang, Ashlee Grace, Diego Horna Munoz, Katie Knapp, Megan McPhilimiy, Christian Rodman, Katy Ryan and Katie Wholey; students under the advisement of Larissa Larsen and Eric Dueweke for the Revising Toledo's Stormwater Credits Program.
Academic Advisers for the thesis included: Prof. Nenad Lipovac and Prof. Ljubomir Miščević from the Faculty of Architecture; Prof. Ljubo Jurčić and Prof. Josip Tica of the Faculty of Economics and Business; and Prof. Emeritus Gary Hack of MIT and the University of Pennsylvania and Prof. Yu-Hung Hong of MIT as independent consultants.