Planning is behind the places communities value most. For more than 10 years, APA has recognized the neighborhoods, streets, and public spaces that make communities stronger and bring people together through good planning.
Suggest a Place
thank you for your sharing your stories!
The deadline to suggest a 2018 Great Place in America has passed. This year, we received suggestions from communities large and small in rural and metro areas.
We can't wait to tell a new crop of planning stories during National Community Planning Month this October!
Good Planning Through Good Policies
Our 2017 Great Places designees represent the gold standard in planning and demonstrate why stakeholder engagement at the local, state, and federal levels matters.
Great Places in Every State
275 places have been celebrated since 2007 with at least one Great Place in every state. Learn about the planning story behind each place.
Order Your Great Places in America Bronze Plaque
Plaques to mark these recognized places may be ordered by local governments, businesses, donors, or organizations.