Barnsdall-Park-Walking-Path2017 APA Los Angeles Awards Gala

JUNE 22, 2017, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Barnsdall Gallery Theater, 4800 Hollywood Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90027

Tickets   $40 Members / $60 Non-Members / $20 Students

Join APA Los Angeles for our 2017 Awards Gala at the Barnsdall Gallery Theatre in East Hollywood, celebrating the best of planning in the Los Angeles area!

APA Planning Awards recognize exceptional planning achievements by individuals, cities, and businesses in the Los Angeles region. Winners are eligible for awards at the State and National levels. The event will be catered, including a hosted bar, and desert reception.


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This annual ceremony recognizes the exceptional efforts being carried out by urban planners, advocates, elected officials and others to make great communities happen. It is a gathering of our region’s most active and innovative urban planning professionals, and award winners include professionals from cities, agencies, non-profits, and consulting firms.

Hosted bar and hors d’ouevres before the ceremony, followed by a coffee and dessert reception.

  • 6:00 PM Hors d’ouevres and Hosted Bar
  • 7:00 PM Awards Ceremony
  • 8:30 PM Coffee and Dessert Reception


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…and the winners are!

1a. Comprehensive Plan Award, Large Jurisdiction

     City of Los Angeles, West Adams – Baldwin Hills – Leimert Community Plan

1b. Comprehensive Plan Award, Small Jurisdiction

     City of Duarte – Duarte Town Center Specific Plan

 2. Planning Best Practices

     City of Lynwood – Safe and Healthy Communities Element

3a. Implementation Award, Large Jurisdiction

     City of Los Angeles – Martin Expo Town Center

3b. Implementation Award, Small Jurisdiction

     City of West Hollywood – Inclusionary Housing Program

 4. Innovation in Green Community Planning

     City of Los Angeles – Clean Up Green Up

 6. Economic Planning and Development

     LA Mas – Small Business Support Program (Wilmington)

 7. Urban Design

     City of Santa Monica & Here Los Angeles – Creative Crosswalks Pilot Project

 8. Transportation Planning Award

     City of Long Beach – CX3 Pedestrian Plan

 9. Neighborhood Planning Award

     Downtown Los Angeles Neighborhood Council – Vision Downtown

11. Public Outreach Award

     LA County – LA County Park Needs Assessment

12. Communications Initiative

     City of West Hollywood – Communications and Community Engagement Strategic Plan

13. Planning Pioneer

     Raphael Bostic

14. Planning Landmark Award

     Cities of Santa Monica, Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills – Rent Stabilization Programs

15. Innovative Use of Technology

     City of Long Beach – BizPort

16. Opportunity & Empowerment Award

     City of Long Beach – Safe Long Beach

17. Social Change & Diversity

     City of West Hollywood – Aging in Place / Aging in Community 5 Year Strategic Plan

18. Hard Won Victory

     City of Commerce – Commerce Green Zones Action Plan

20. Distinguished Leadership – Planning Firm


22. Distinguished Leadership – Emerging Planning Firm

     City Fabrick

23. John Chase Visionary Award

     Jean Armbruster

24. Outstanding Young Planner

     Fern Nueno


Nominations closed Friday, March 31, 2017 (Call for Nominations – 2017 APA LA Awards)