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Economic Development

Rudy Bruner Award: SteelStacks Arts & Cultural Campus

posted on November 7th, 2018  |  Read more

SteelStacks Arts & Cultural Campus 2017 Rudy Bruner Award – Gold Medalist Transformation of a former steel plant into a mixed-use cultural and entertainment district SteelStacks Arts and Cultural Campus repurposed an abandoned industrial site in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, to create an arts and entertainment district. Embracing the city’s past, SteelStacks integrates historic steel-making structures – including   

My Meadville

posted on October 31st, 2018  |  Read more

2018 Award for a Project, Program or Practice My Meadville My Meadville My Meadville is a community-based initiative that helped the City of Meadville in Crawford County devise a plan for the city’s future.  My Meadville used the Orton Community Heat & Soul process grounded in storytelling, discussion of shared values, and collaboration towards positive   

Alleghenies Ahead-Shared Strategies for a Stronger Region

posted on October 31st, 2018  |  Read more

2018 Award for a Plan Alleghenies Ahead-Shared Strategies for a Stronger Region Southern Alleghenies Regional Planning & Development Commission and the Counties of Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon & Somerset Alleghenies Ahead is an unprecedented multi-county comprehensive plan.  It involves six counties ranging in population from 15,000 to 135,000.  The counties realized they have common   

PA Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project

posted on July 6th, 2016  |  Read more

2015 Planning Excellence Aware – Best Practice PA Turnpike Corridor Reinvestment Project Montgomery County Planning Commission The Turnpike corridor project holistically combined transportation design with economic development and land use planning to promote revitalization of 7 older suburban business parks located along the PA Turnpike but lacking good access.  The project created a new land   

Building on Strength: Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Lancaster

posted on July 6th, 2016  |  Read more

2015 Planning Excellence Award – Plan Other Than a Comprehensive Plan Building on Strength: Economic Development Strategic Plan for the City of Lancaster Lancaster City Alliance, City of Lancaster, Lancaster County Planning Commission, Mahan Rykiel Associates, Arnett Muldrow & Associates, RGS Associates The Lancaster economic development plan does as the name suggests.  It builds on   

Small Legacy Cities, Equity, and a Changing Economy

posted on December 23rd, 2014  |  Read more

2014 Annual Awards Winner – Student Project AwardAwarded to the University of Pennsylvania, School of Design, Department of City Planning (Graduate Planning Studio) Small Legacy Cities, Equity, and a Changing Economy is a policy and strategy report prepared by Penn graduate planning students for the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia. The report addresses to what   

Chester Remakes: A Strategic Plan to Green and Grow Chester!

posted on November 21st, 2013  |  Read more

2012 Annual Awards Winner: Student Project Award   Chester Remakes is the work product of the Temple University Community and Regional Planning Department’s graduate capstone studio course. The student project promotes investing in the city’s more traditional spaces: its neighborhoods, its downtown and its places of recreation. Recommendations strive to offset the legacy of environmental