The American Planning Association, Los Angeles Section (APA Los Angeles) proudly announces that the Department of Urban Planning at the UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs is the recipient of the 2020 APA California Planning Landmark Award. The awards were announced at the September 16, 2020, APA California Conference Awards Ceremony. One of the highest accolades in urban planning, the Planning Landmark Award is for a planning project, initiative, or endeavor that are at least 25 years old that are historically significant, initiated a new direction in planning or impacted California planning, cities or regions over a broad range of time or space. The award honors the deep and multifaceted impact by UCLA to urban planning research and education and the contributions of its faculty and students to the American Planning Association at all levels. The UCLA Urban Planning program is a hub of thought-provoking and ground-breaking scholarship in the field of community development, environmental planning, housing, land development, regional and international development, transportation, and urban design.
On top of the once-in-a-lifetime award, this year APA California and APA Los Angeles recognized Parking? Lots! Parking over the Minimum in the City of Los Angeles by Katelyn Stangl MURP ‘19 with Award of Merit under the Academic category and APA Los Angeles selected Understanding How Women Travel Study (UHWT): LA Metro for the top prize under the competitive Best Practice category.
Recent APA Planning awards recognize the works of Professor Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris including:
- SMART Parks: A Toolkit (2019). UCLA Luskin Center for Innovation.
- Placemaking for an Aging Population: Guidelines for Senior-Friendly Park (2017). UCLA Complete Streets Initiative, Luskin School of Public Affairs, Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies.
- Reclaiming the Right-of-Way: A Toolkit for Creating and Implementing Parklets (2014). UCLA Complete Streets Initiative. UCLA Luskin Center, Lewis Center, and the Institute of Transportation Studies
Registration is currently open for the UCLA Lake Arrowhead Symposium presents Not ‘Back to Normal’: Mapping a Just Transportation Recovery from COVID-19. If you would like more information about the annual APA Los Angeles Awards or join the Awards Committee to help prepare for 2021 celebrations reboot, please contact Bryan Fernandez, Vice Director of Awards, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All 2020 APA Los Angeles Awards recipients are found at https://www.apalosangeles.org/