Planning May 2019

APA Student Representatives Council Awards

Outstanding Student Project Award

Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0, Columbus, Ohio

PROJECT: Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0, Columbus, Ohio

AWARDEE: The Ohio State University, City and Regional Planning

GOAL: Create a design framework that addresses the needs of people with autism in the public realm.

RESULT: Nine Ohio State graduate students and 31 undergraduate students created APA's Planning with Underserved Populations Interest Group and Autism Planning and Design Guidelines 1.0 after more than a year of collaboration with adults with autism, parent caregivers of adults with autism, professionals from planning and related fields, and experts on autism and mental health.

Outstanding Student Project Award

Honorable Mention

PROJECT: Queets Village Relocation Vision

AWARDEE: Portland State University, Master of Urban and Regional Planning Program

GOAL: Develop a plan that protects the people of Queets, Washington, from the threat of tsunami and accommodates the growth of their community.

RESULT: Collaborated with tribal governments and their communities to identify a safe development area, as well as the designs and policies that will ensure infrastructure that supports a healthy, prosperous community and the perpetuation of the Quinault Indian Nation's culture.