APA Celebrates America's Great Places

To celebrate National Community Planning Month, the American Planning Association (APA) has revealed its seventh annual list of the country's 10 great neighborhoods, 10 great streets, and 10 great public spaces.

San Francisco's Chinatown, Philadelphia's Ben Franklin Parkway, and New York's Grand Central Terminal are just three of the "unique and exemplary streets, neighborhoods, and public spaces" honored by the APA as America's Great Places. Like the 27 other places recognized this year by the organization's flagship program, "[t]hese authentic places have been shaped by forward thinking planning that showcases diverse architectural styles, promotes community involvement and accessibility, and fosters economic opportunity."

"With our 2013 designations we reach our two hundredth Great Place in America," said APA Chief Executive Officer W. Paul Farmer, FAICP. "We're excited during National Community Planning Month to recognize these exemplary neighborhoods, streets and public spaces and the contributions planning and plan implementation make to these communities' success."

Full Story: Great Places in America

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