American Planning Association - Illinois Chapter

The 2013 Awards Program

Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association is pleased to announce the 2013 APA-IL Chapter Award winners. This year the chapter received 42 nominations across seven award categories. As in years past the Chapter engaged the Missouri Chapter of the American Planning Association for assistance in reviewing the award nominations. The following exceptional plans are being recognized this year

Best Practices - Kane County Planning Cooperative 2040 Plan Implementation
- South Suburban Retail Investment Study

Community Outreach - A Vision for Division

Daniel Burnham Outstanding Comprehensive Plan - Illinois Transportation Plan

Implementation - Chicago Heights Active Transportation Plan

Strategic Plan - Prairie Grove Town Center and Transit Oriented Development Plan

Student Project - Elmwood Parks Diversey Avenue Plan

Sustainability - Growing Green-Park Forest Sustainability Plan

The Illinois Chapter commends the award winners and all of those that submitted plans. These plans continue to demonstrate the outstanding planning occurring in all corners of our great state. You can view the 2013 Awards Presentation HERE.

To RSVP to the reception, please email T.J. Blakeman, Vice President of the Illinois Chapter ( and for more information on the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association, visit our website


 If you have questions about the Award Program contact
, APA-IL Vice President.

Archive of past winners (1999 - 2012)
2013 Awards Presentation
2010 Awards Luncheon Presentation
2009 Awards Luncheon Program
2008 Awards Luncheon Program
2007 Awards Luncheon Program

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