Great Places in America
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.
Suggest a Place
Know a great neighborhood, street, or public space? Suggest it today! APA accepts suggestions year-round.
Suggestions received through April 29, 2016, will be considered for a Great Places in America designation in 2016.
What Makes a Place Great?
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. Designees are chosen through a two-step process.