About the APA Los Angeles Planning Awards

Every year, the APA Los Angeles Planning Awards celebrate the outstanding work, best practices, and thought leaders that impact the built and natural environment in Los Angeles County. We are seeking applications that demonstrate the power of great planning and strongly encourage applications from underrepresented groups, areas of practice, and projects. Award submissions are evaluated by a jury of experienced planning professionals, and recipients are recognized at the annual awards event held in June. Our awards program celebrates the wonderful work, organizations, and individuals creating great communities for all across our diverse county.   

We are pleased to present the APA Los Angeles Section Planning Award Winners for 2021!

Award of Excellence

City of Long Beach Framework for Reconciliation
City of Long Beach Office of Equity
Katie Balderas, Equity Officer
Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff Award

Ktown for All
Ktown for All
Grassroots Initiative Award

2020 Safe Streets Long Beach 
Vision Zero Action Plan
City of Long Beach
Transportation Planning Award

City of Long Beach – Southeast Area Specific Plan
City of Long Beach
Wendy Nowak, AICP, Placeworks 
Susan McCabe, McCabe and Associates 
Jason Pack, Fehr and Peers 
Ian Adam, Fuscoe
Hard-Won Victories Award

Significant Ecological Areas Ordinance Update
Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning
Innovation in Green Community Planning Award

West Athens-Westmont 10-Minute Walk Campaign
Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation
Opportunity and Empowerment Award

John Jones III
President and Co-Founder of East Side Riders Bike Club and Community Leader in Watts
Planning Advocate Award

UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium on the Transportation – Land Use – Environment Connection
UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies
Planning Landmark Award

Martin Wachs
Renowned Transportation Scholar
Planning Pioneer Award

Park Equity Leadership Academy (PELA)
Los Angeles Neighborhood Land Trust 
Community Health Councils
Public Outreach Award

Downtown Center BID 
Placemaking Opportunities in DTLA
DCBID – Downtown Center Business Improvement District
Urban Design Award

Populations through Ridehailing: An Analysis of HopSkipDrive and Other Trips to School
UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies 
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Academic Award

Award of Merit

Pacific Urbanism
Pacific Urbanism
Emerging Planning and Design Firm Award

Need for Speed: Opportunities for Peak Hour Bus Lanes Along Parking Corridors in Los Angeles
UCLA Institute of Transportation Studies 
UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
Academic Award

City of Inglewood 
Environmental Justice Element
City of Inglewood
Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff Award

#OurLA
Los Angeles City Planning
Communications Initiative Award

South LA Economic Inclusion Implementation Plan
Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC)
Economic Planning and Development Award

“Complete Our Streets” – the City of Burbank’s Citywide Complete Streets Plan
City of Burbank
Transportation Planning Award

North Business Park Specific Plan
City of Westlake Village 
Marc Yeber
Cont-X Studio
Urban Design
Hard-Won Victories Award

Jimmy Recinos
Quien Es Tu Vecindario (Who is your Neighborhood)
Planning Advocate Award

Community Liaison Program
Los Angeles City Planning
Public Outreach Award

Cesar Chavez Transit Pavilion at Los Angeles Union Station
Gensler
Urban Design Award

Award of Excellence (LA Section)

Kamille Parks
Outstanding Young Planner Award

Innovative Inclusive Engagement for West Hollywood Climate Action and Adaptation Planning
Pueblo Planning
Innovative Use of Technology Award

Community Resilience in Northeast LA: From COVID response to resident-led Mercadito
LA Más
Neighborhood Planning Award

Award of Merit (LA Section)

Roderick Hall
Outstanding Young Planner Award

OurCounty: The Los Angeles Countywide Sustainability Plan
Los Angeles County Chief Sustainability Office
Innovation in Green Community Planning Award

Contact

If you have any questions, please email awards@apalosangeles.org