Pennsylvania Chapter of APA 2005 Annual Award Winners

The following individuals and organizations received awards for their outstanding contributions to planning in PA. Awards were presented during the recent Pennsylvania Chapter of APA Annual Conference.

Outstanding Planning Award for a Plan

Ford City Riverfront Park and Trail Master Plan
  • Pashek Associates, Ltd.
  • Ford City Borough Council


Outstanding Planning Award for a Special Community Initiative

Philadelphia Chinatown Neighborhood Plan
  • Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission
  • Kise Straw & Kolodner

Outstanding Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

Open Space Planning: A Guide for Municipalities
  • Chester County Board of Commissioners
  • Chester County Planning Commission

Student Project Award

Planning and Government: Tax Increment Financing as an Economic Development Tool and Policy
  • Graduate School of Public and International Affairs, University of Pittsburgh

Distinguished Service Award

John R. Ahlfeld, AICP


Certificates of Merit were awarded to the following:

For a Plan:
  • West Powelton/Saunders Park Neighborhood Plan, Kise, Straw & Kolodner
  • Shaping our Future: A Comprehensive Plan for Montgomery County, Montgomery County Planning Commission

Student Project Award:

  • East Falls: Represent, Recreate, Restore, University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, MPC

Congratulations to these award winners, who represent the “best and brightest” in planning in Pennsylvania!