WASHINGTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--What is your favorite street, neighborhood or public space? Nominate it for the American Planning Association’s Great Places in America People’s Choice designation. The People’s Choice designations are nominated by the public, and voted on by the public. Nominations are accepted through October 16, 2015.
Launched in 2007, Great Places in America recognizes unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces — three essential components of all communities. These authentic places have been shaped by forward thinking planning that showcases diverse architectural styles, promotes community involvement and accessibility, and fosters economic opportunity.
Each October, APA announces its designation list of Great Neighborhoods, Streets or Public Spaces as selected by a panel of APA leaders. Last year, APA created the People’s Choice designation to enable members of the public to call attention to their favorite Great Places. College Avenue in Appleton, Wisconsin was the first People’s Choice designee in 2014.
To nominate your neighborhood, street or public space for the People’s Choice designee, comment on APA’s Facebook page, Twitter or Instagram feed using hashtag #GreatPlaces. Nominations will be accepted through October 16. Voting will take place October 19 – October 30. The People’s Choice designee will be announced on November 2.
Great Places in America is just one of the ways APA recognizes and celebrates National Community Planning Month each October. The month is designed to recognize and celebrate the many residents, leaders, officials, and professionals who contribute to making great communities. To view this year’s designees, visit: www.planning.org/greatplaces.
The American Planning Association is an independent, not-for-profit educational organization that provides leadership in the development of vital communities. APA and its professional institute, the American Institute of Certified Planners, are dedicated to advancing the art, science and profession of good planning -- physical, economic, and social -- so as to create communities that offer better choices for where and how people work and live. APA has offices in Washington, D.C., and Chicago with almost 38,000 members worldwide in nearly 100 countries. For more information, visit www.planning.org.