This year's Great Streets, Neighborhoods, and Public Spaces make their communities more equitable, accessible, welcoming, and environmentally and economically sustainable for residents and visitors alike.
2019 Great Neighborhoods
Great Neighborhoods are cherished by the people who live, work, and play within their borders. We recognize the 2019 Great Neighborhoods for meeting the diverse needs of their inhabitants and promoting community involvement, security, prosperity, and sustainability.
Great Public Spaces provide a social gathering space and foster a sense of community. They bring energy and vitality to their surrounding neighborhoods or nearby downtown with green space, public art, and community events.
Great Streets accommodate a variety of needs: driving, parking, walking, biking, transit, and more. Pleasing design, updated infrastructure, landscaping, and architecture create a safe and pleasant space, supporting and strengthening businesses and the entire community.
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POLICY AND ADVOCACY
Planners' Day on Capitol Hill
Today is Planners' Day on Capitol Hill, APA's signature advocacy event of the year, and right now your fellow planners are speaking with their legislators about critical funding for transportation and community development and policies that support a smarter transportation future. You can join them and make your voice heard on important planning issues. Follow along with your colleagues on the Hill with #APAPolicy19.
Tell your senators to support increases in transportation and community development funding.
Tell Congress what you want to see in the next surface transportation law.
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Five ways to renew your APA membership
Is your APA membership due to expire on September 30? If you're not sure, check "Membership paid through date" below. Here are five fast ways to renew and stay with APA:
If your organization's fiscal year ends on September 30, use all of this year's resources and free up money in next year's budget by prepaying APA membership dues with unspent FY 2019 funds. Contact an APA customer service associate for details.