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Vision North Texas Accepts National APA Award in Boston


Vision North Texas Accepts National APA Award in Boston
Pictured (l to r): APA President Bruce Knight FAICP, Curvie Hawkins AICP, Richard Luedke AICP, Carissa Cox, Richard Gertson AICP, Karen Walz FAICP, Fernando Costa FAICP, Steven Reed, Robin McCaffrey AICP, Jack Tidwell AICP, John Promise P.E., Cody Thornton, and Awards Jury Chair Marie York FAICP.

The American Planning Association’s 2011 National Conference was held in Boston April 9th through the 12th. This year’s conference was a particularly memorable event for our region. The regional vision and action package North Texas 2050, completed by the Vision North Texas partnership, was the recipient of a 2011 National Planning Excellence Award for Innovation in Sustaining Places. APA’s national awards program, the profession’s highest honor, is a proud tradition established more than 50 years ago to recognize outstanding community plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues.

Civic leaders, elected and appointed officials, property owners, other stakeholders and interested citizens spent countless hours volunteering their time and hard work in order to develop a sustainable preferred future for the region. This award signifies recognition for our region’s efforts to bring a future to North Texas that is “better than business as usual”. The North Texas 2050 is an example of the collaboration and level of dedication necessary to achieve what APA considers “best planning practices”.

Congratulations to everyone who has contributed to this innovative effort through service on the Vision North Texas Management Committee, Advisory Committee, research teams, volunteer corps and as participants.

Marie L. York, FAICP, 2011 National Planning Awards Jury Chair and APA Board member commented that North Texas 2050 “demonstrates that innovative and sustainable planning are not just visionary goals but they are also achievable goals, particularly when the community is an engaged and a collaborative partner in the process”. The award for North Texas 2050 was presented at a special luncheon at APA’s National Planning Conference in Boston on April 11, 2011. It is also featured in the April 2011 issue of Planning magazine, APA’s flagship publication.

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