2013 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning
The Burnham Award celebrates effective planning with demonstrated results throughout the Chicago region.
Thank you to everyone who nominated a plan for the 2013 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning!
The nomination period is now over.
The award recognizes visionary and effective planning in the Chicago region, and since 1988, Metropolitan Planning Council has presented it each year at our Annual Luncheon. Past winners include the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning; Whistler Crossing, Riverdale, Ill.; and Will County, Ill.
Each nomination should demonstrate results in one or more of the following categories:
- Creating more livable communities through better integration of land use and housing; management of water and energy resources; improvement of parks and open space; and promotion of local food.
- Addressing human capital with improvements to education and workforce development; and supporting economic innovation.
- Improving regional mobility by investing strategically in transportation; increasing commitment to public transit; and creating a more efficient freight network.
- Making government more efficient by reforming state and local tax policy; improving access to information; and pursuing coordinated investments.
All submissions will be judged on whether they followed an open process and encouraged public participation. The submission must demonstrate that the plan led to results that can be measured.
Special thanks to PNC Bank for sponsoring the Burnham Award Process.