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 27, 2017.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary this year, 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.
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 #APAGreatPlaces. Nominations will be accepted through October 27. Voting will take place November 1 – November 7. The People’s Choice designee will be announced on November 8.
Each October to kick-off National Community Planning Month, APA announces its designation list of Great Neighborhoods, Streets or Public Spaces as selected by a panel of APA leaders. The People’s Choice designation enables members of the public to call attention to their favorite great places. Last year, Nassau Street in Princeton, New Jersey, was the People’s Choice designee.
To see this year’s 2017 Great Places in America designees, visit www.planning.org/greatplaces.
Visit www.planning.org/ncpm to learn more about National Community Planning Month.
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.