Tuesday, October 23, 2012

List Of 2012 "Great Streets" Announced

Drumroll please.... the American Planning Association (APA) has announced its 2012 list of Great Streets across the country. So what is a Great Street? The APA considers three main characteristics when evaluating contenders:
1.Street Form and Composition - Does the street accommodate multiple users? Does it encourage social interaction?

2.Street Character and Personality - Does the street reflect the local culture? Is it an interesting place to be?

3.Street Environment and Sustainable Practices - Does the street use green infrastructure? Does it promote sustainability?

Pictures and details about hte winning streets can be found on the APA's website at http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2012/.

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