The 2017 'Great Places in America'

The American Planning Association's annual list celebrates the best urban planning and design from around the country.
October 4, 2017, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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Over-the-Rhine in Cincinnati, Ohio.

The American Planning Association has announced its 2017 Great Places in America. The Great Places award acknowledged five winners each in three categories—Great Neighborhoods, Public Spaces, and Great Streets.

Information about each of the 2017 winners is available on the APA's website, and all day long news has been flowing in from news outlets celebrating the acknowledgement of places in their area. Here's a roundup of local news stories covering the awards as of this writing:

Great Neighborhoods

Over-the-Rhine (Cincinnati)
OTR Named One Of 15 Great Places In America
OTR recognized as one of five "Great Neighborhoods'' in America by the American Planning Assn.

Seward (Minneapolis)
Minneapolis neighborhood named one of 2017's 'Great Places in America'
Seward Named Among Greatest Neighborhoods In U.S.

Pearl (San Antonio)
Pearl makes “Great Places in America” list

Uptown Greenwood (Greenwood)
Uptown Greenwood named one of America's great neighborhoods

Public Spaces

The County Home Complex (Pitt County)
Pitt County’s County Home Complex ranks in APA’s top five Great Public Spaces

Market Square (Knoxville)
Market Square named one of 15 Great Places in America by American Planning Association

Great Streets

Lincoln Avenue and Giddings Plaza (Chicago)
Lincoln Square Named A 'Great Place' In America: Well, Duh

South Grand Boulevard (St. Louis)
South Grand designated 'Great Street in America'

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Published on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 in American Planning Association
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