Every year the American Planning Association recognizes community streets offering better choices for where and how people work and live. It’s part of APA’s Great Places recognition program which celebrates “places of exemplary character, quality, and planning (learn more).” The categories are Streets, Neighborhoods, and Public Places.
The annual awards “represent the gold standard in terms of having a true sense of place, cultural and historical interest, community involvement, and a vision for tomorrow.”
Here are a couple of the winning Great Streets. You can learn more about these and other 2012 Great Streets winners here.
Duval Street, Key West, Florida
Main Street, Bozeman, Montana
Shaker Boulevard, Cleveland, Shaker Heights, and Beachwood, Ohio