LOCUS Award Finalists Announced

Since 2012, the LOCUS Leadership Awards have honored real estate developers and investors who have demonstrated exemplary commitment to public leadership, furthering LOCUS’s mission and development for walkable, sustainable communities. This year, a record number of nominations were submitted for the 2018 LOCUS Leadership Awards and we’re excited to announce this year’s finalists: Company of … Continued

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Photo Gallery: Smart Growth America's 2013 Leadership Awards

Guests at Smart Growth America’s 2013 Leadership Awards cheered (literally!) for smart growth, as well as the three recipients of this year’s awards.

Progressive Insurance was honored for its Snapshot program, the most widely available usage-based auto insurance program on the market today. Mayor Laura McConwell and the City of Mission, Kansas were honored for their commitment to investing in infrastructure. And Mayor Randy Rhoads and the City of Lee’s Summit, Missouri were honored for their focus on healthy, active transportation systems.

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Call for entries: Pennsylvania's 2011 Commonwealth Awards


Crossposted from Smart Growth America’s coalition partner organization 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania.

10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania is now accepting submissions for the 2011 Commonwealth Awards. The Commonwealth Awards honor Pennsylvania projects that incorporate smart land use, smart design, and smart growth principles, as well as individuals who have contributed to smart growth. Through these awards, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania aims to raise awareness of projects that successfully demonstrate sound land use principles around the Commonwealth – projects that are development or redevelopment; in settings from urban to suburban to rural. The 2011 winners will be announced at a program on September 20, 2011 at the Hilton Harrisburg Hotel in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

Design award guidelines: for smart growth projects in Pennsylvania
Eligible projects must be located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the project must have been built or been under construction after January 1, 2008. In addition to one grand Gold Award winner, Silver Awards, Bronze Awards and Commendations may also be granted to projects under construction or proposed after January 1, 2008. Multi-phase projects may be evaluated and awarded based upon achievements during a specific phase. The resubmission of projects is encouraged.

Project submissions may include, but are not limited to, these project types:

  • Adaptive reuse and redevelopment
  • Brownfield re-development
  • Infill development
  • Revitalization projects
  • Transit-oriented development
  • Mixed-use development
  • Mixed income development
  • Traditional neighborhood development
  • Town center development
  • Responsible greenfield development
  • Innovative new development – residential, commercial, industrial, recreational
  • Green/performance buildings part of and located within a type of development project listed above
  • Public building part of and located within a type of development project listed above
  • Multi-municipal plan or regional land use plan
  • Master or Site plan for a type of development project listed above
  • Individual award guidelines: nominate a smart growth champion
    Nominations are also invited to acknowledge Pennsylvanians who contribute to smart growth. Nominations are accepted in two categories: Contribution by a Citizen, and Contribution by a Public Official. Recipients will be cited for their direct contributions to smart growth and for their positive and valuable influence on their community, constituents, and peers.

    How to enter
    Visit 10000friends.org to read the full guidelines and to download the entry forms. Entries should be submitted to: Commonwealth Awards, 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania, 200 N 3rd Street, 4th Floor, Harrisburg, PA 17101. Entries are due no later than June 15, 2011.

    How to Enter the 2011 Commonwealth Awards.

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