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Public Outreach and Participation

Downtown Upper Darby Vision Plan

posted on November 6th, 2018  |  Read more

2018 Certificate of Merit Downtown Upper Darby Vision Plan Delaware County Planning Department The Downtown Upper Darby Vision Plan is a long-range vision plan developed through community outreach to help guide future improvements. It builds on recent efforts and current momentum in the community to encourage incremental steps to move larger efforts to fruition. The   

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   

Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District

posted on October 31st, 2018  |  Read more

2018 Award for a Plan Uptown/West Oakland EcoInnovation District City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning The EcoInnovation District is a groundbreaking solution to disinvestment in the long-overlooked area between downtown Pittsburgh and the “eds and meds” Oakland neighborhood.  The plan focuses on social equity, establishing a “Main Street”, reusing underutilized spaces, creating an open   

Chester County Pipeline Information Center Initiative

posted on November 17th, 2016  |  Read more

Planning Excellence Award – Public Outreach Chester County Pipeline Information Center Initiative Chester County Planning Commission, Chester County Board of Commissioners With Chester County located between Pennsylvania’s natural gas fields and the refineries and ports of Philadelphia, and facing proposals for more pipelines, the county initiated a major public outreach effort.  It includes three parts.    

Paoli Road Improvement Feasibility Study & Public Participation Project

posted on July 6th, 2016  |  Read more

2015 Planning Excellence Award – Public Outreach Paoli Road Improvement Feasibility Study & Public Participation Project McMahon Associates, Town Planning Partnership, Glackin Thomas Panzak, Meliora Design, Stell Environmental Enterprises, Greater Valley Forge TMA, Tredyffrin Township The study of transportation solutions for Paoli Road in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, involved a remarkable level of public involvement:   

Dream Dormont – 2013 Comprehensive Plan

posted on December 23rd, 2014  |  Read more

2014 Annual Award Winner – Daniel Burnham Award for  a Comprehensive PlanAwarded to the Borough of Dormont, Interface Studio, Sam Schwartz Engineering, Duane Morris Government Strategies Dream Dormont grew out of a desire by officials to redefine the borough and set a fresh approach for the future. The plan is definitely fresh in its look   

Make Your Mark! Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan

posted on April 18th, 2014  |  Read more

2013 Annual Award Winner-Planning Excellence Award – Public OutreachAwarded to Make Your Mark! Lower Lancaster Revitalization Plan, People’s Emergency Center Community Development Corporation  Make Your Mark! brought together residents, community groups, local institutions, city reps, and businesses to create a revitalization plan for the Lower Lancaster Avenue area in Philadelphia.  The community participated by a