Great Places in America
Suggest a 2017 Great Place in America
APA needs your help finding identifying neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces that exemplify planning excellence. Know a place worthy of designation? Submit your suggestion by May 10.
Explore the 2016 Great Places Designees
Last year, APA honored 15 places — in communities large and small — that celebrated stories of exemplary planning that have resulted in stronger, healthier, and more just communities.
Get to know the places, people, and planning stories behind each designee:
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.