April 15, 2016, 2pm PDT
The American Institute of Architects recently announced the winners of the 2016 Housing Awards.
The Architect's Newspaper
December 30, 2015, 11am PST
The Curbed New York team takes a tour of "the good, the bad, and the ugly" in urban planning from 2015.
Curbed NY
December 4, 2015, 2pm PST
The 2016 Gold Medal is considered a rebuttal to the Pritzker Prize, which neglected to acknowledge Denise Scott Brown when it awarded Robert Venturi in 1991.
Chicago Tribune
September 19, 2015, 7am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's 13th annual Smart Growth Achievement Awards recognize communities that lead the way in compact, walkable growth.
Better Cities & Towns
September 11, 2015, 11am PDT
The Architectural Record recognizes five women for their contributions to the study and practice of architecture.
Architectural Record
July 24, 2015, 12pm PDT
The federal government surveyed the country to recognize the best (multi-modal) transportation planning projects.
Fast Lane (DOT blog)
April 22, 2015, 2pm PDT
A highlight of the APA's National Planning Conference every year—the presentation of the National Planning Excellence and Achievement Awards.
American Planning Association
December 12, 2014, 7am PST
Critics Alexandra Lange and Mark Lamster hand out their annual awards for architecture and design. Snark is on the menu, but the awards still provide a nice recap of the biggest design news from around the country (and some from around the world).
Design Observer
October 28, 2014, 9am PDT
The ULI has granted its annual award for the best new open space to Klyde Warren Park, a freeway cap park in Dallas.
Urban Land Institute
June 26, 2014, 1pm PDT
From rancho barns to Howard Hughes's former aircraft factory, nine projects reflect the best in historic preservation in Greater Los Angeles.
Los Angeles Conservancy
June 11, 2014, 8am PDT
Cincinnati’s Department of Planning and Buildings was awarded the grand prize for "Best Planning Tool or Process" at the Congress for the New Urbanism's national conference last week. The award is just the latest in a string of commendations.
January 16, 2014, 2pm PST
Following on the well-publicized heals of its posthumous Gold Award honor for Julia Morgan, the American Institute of Architects recently announced its complete roster of 2014 Honor Awards.
The American Institute of Architects
December 30, 2011, 1pm PST
Curbed offers its eclectic selection of the most deserving people, places and things in the real estate architecture, and neighborhood universes of New York City.
Blog post
December 21, 2011, 3pm PST

Planning students are often interested in finding examples of planning practice, particularly good examples. Several free online sources list projects that have won awards or been the subject of magazine articles. While winning an award doesn’t mean a project is perfect, such projects are typically m some of the more interesting examples of planning. 

Ann Forsyth
October 18, 2010, 12pm PDT
HUD has awarded $98 million to 45 regions throughout the country in an effort to spur more sustainability planning efforts.
Next American City
June 24, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Despite predictions that the city was dying, St. Louis has just won an "All-America City" award. Neal Peirce looks at how the city turned itself around.</p>
The Washington Post Writers Group