Outstanding Government Projects

An award program administered by the Ford Foundation and Harvard University recognizes innovation in government programs. Several urban planning efforts are recognized.

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October 23, 2000, 11:00 AM PDT

By Laura Kraft


The Innovations Program is recognized as one of the most prestigious public service awards programs in the country. Started in 1986, the Innovations Program is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, and administered by Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government in partnership with the Council for Excellence in Government.“For 14 years, the Innovations Program has demonstrated that every level of American government can be dynamic and smart in responding to the people it serves,” said Susan V. Berresford, president of the Ford Foundation. "Our government is a basic reflection of our choices as a society, and the 2000 finalists, like those of previous years, remind us all that we can make it better." This year the program has recognized several urban planning efforts, including: Brownfields Economic Redevelopment Initiative by the Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste & Emergency Response.

Thanks to Laura Krafft

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