"Mercado del Barrio was selected for this award, which recognizes a neighborhood plan that demonstrates innovative planning principles and measures that create sustainable neighborhoods with lasting value," said Dan Wery, Director, San Diego Section of the California Chapter of the American Planning Association
. "Because of its first place finish, the Mercado del Barrio project is now eligible for the APA award at the state level as well."
Last Tuesday, his successor, Tom Coyle, announced his resignation while he was at the American Planning Association
's national meeting, this time in San Francisco.
He is a certified planner with the American Institute of Certified Planners and an associate with the American Planning Association
and the Urban Land Institute.
All the governments would be there, he said, but also people from America's highly skilled nonprofit sector--organizations like the American Planning Association
and the American Institute of Architects, the Urban Land Institute and the Alliance for Regional Stewardship, independent and noted experts in hydrology and flood control, transportation and housing, builders, insurers, mortgage bankers and others.
McMillan last month received the distinguished leadership award from the Oregon chapter of the American Planning Association
"Investment in infrastructure would pave the way for increased development, but local governments can't handle these costs alone," said Jeff Soule of the American Planning Association
The Oregon Chapter of the American Planning Association
selected the Oregon Airport Land Use Compatibility Guidebook, a Mead & Hunt project, as recipient of the Professional Achievement in Planning award.
Additionally, the American Planning Association
named 125th Street one of America's 10 "great" streets--an honor shared with places like Miami's Ocean Beach Drive and Chicago's North Michigan Avenue.
More than 6,000 urban, rural and regional planners, city officials and community leaders converged in San Francisco, Calif., last month for the American Planning Association
's 2005 National Planning Conference to focus on "Making Great Communities Happen."
Discussion groups will be led by Gene Russianoff, staff attorney of the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign; Bruce Schaller, principal of Schaller Consulting; Ethel Sheffer, president of the American Planning Association
; Paul Steely White, executive director of Transportation Alternatives; Ernest Tollerson, senior vice president of Strategic Initiatives Partnership for New York City; and Robert Yaro, president of the Regional Plan Association.