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Great Places Submission Form

Great Places in Pennsylvania 2019 Nomination Form

The Pennsylvania Chapter of the American Planning Association is looking for Great Places in two categories: Great Public Spaces and Great Transformations.

We want to hear your suggestions for a Great Public Space or Great Transformation designation. Please complete and submit this form by Tuesday, May 7, 2019, to be considered for designation in 2019. Nominations will be considered by the Great Places in Pennsylvania Judges Committee with notification to applicants in early Summer.

  • (i.e. street/city/state/zip code, municipality, and county)
  • Accepted file types: pdf, jpg.
  • Please respond to the questions below to describe why the nominated Public Space or Transformation is worthy of a Great Places in Pennsylvania Designation.

  • Public Space: Briefly describe the setting of the Public Space (urban, suburban, neighborhood, village, rural).

    Transformation: Briefly summarize what makes the submitted project a "Great Transformation." What was it before? What is it now? What is the most important issue that needed addressed?

    Please be specific and use Category Criteria for guidance. (Approx. 100-150 words)

    Criteria

  • Public Space: Describe how the Public Space type, function, and design are appropriate for the location.

    Transformation: Describe the process used to develop the vision and designs for the project.

    Please be specific and use Category Criteria for guidance. (Approx. 100-150 words)

    Criteria

  • Public Space: Describe the unique qualities, traits, and characteristics that make the Public Space special, extraordinary, and/or memorable and set it apart from other public spaces.

    Transformation: Describe any community support that existed for creating and/or enhancing the project. What resources did the community invest in the effort? Provide examples.

    Please be specific and use Category Criteria for guidance. (Approx. 100-150 words)

    Criteria

  • Public Space: Describe how the Public Space promotes and accomplishes social interaction and community engagement, as well as fosters a sense of community (include the array of users, # of visitors, types and number of events/activities).

    Transformation: Describe how the project enhances the community. For example, does it provide housing? Does it deliver community services? Does it generate economic development? Is it a community gathering place? Provide examples.

    Please be specific and use Category Criteria for guidance. (Approx. 100-150 words)

    Criteria

  • Public Space: Describe how the Public Space contributes to the economy of the community. If possible, quantify the impact.

    Transformation: Describe the visual character of the project. What physical features, such as building scale, design, architecture, parking design, and public art, contribute to its character? How does it fit and connect with the surrounding neighborhoods?

    Please be specific and use Category Criteria for guidance. (Approx. 100-150 words)

    Criteria

  • Describe the extent to which planners, partnerships, and planning have played a role in the development and sustainability of the Public Space or Transformation

    Please be specific and use Category Criteria for guidance. (Approx. 100-150 words)

    Criteria

  • A minimum of three photos is required; up to five are permitted; individual photo size cannot exceed 5 MB. Photos should demonstrate the qualities, characteristics, and social (people) interactions highlighted in the narrative.
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    Accepted file types: pdf, jpg, png.
  • Additional supporting material (such as a newspaper article) should be directly related to the nominated place and relevant criteria, must be in a single pdf file, and cannot exceed 15 MB. Videos related to the nominated place and relevant criteria are also acceptable. The video must be less than 5 minutes in length, be uploaded to a website (such as YouTube), and have a specific website link. If submitting a video, provide the website link below.
    Accepted file types: pdf.
  • I am submitting a video, the website link is entered below.
  • Applicants shall permit APA PA the use of all materials submitted in support of a nomination for purposes related to the Great Places in Pennsylvania program, including use on promotional materials.
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