The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is calling for nominations for the Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning, which for 19 years has recognized superior plans that have resulted in sensible growth and development in the Chicago region.
The Metropolitan Planning Council (MPC) is
calling for nominations for the 2008 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning.
For 19 years, the Burnham Award has recognized superior plans that have resulted
in sensible growth and development in the
The Council presents the Burnham Award annually to a plan that
promotes and implements sensible growth and development policies, incorporates
active public participation, provides long-term community benefits, and breaks
new ground by inspiring others to adopt best practices. MPC presented the 2007
Burnham Award to
A complete list of past award winners.
"For more than 70 years, the Metropolitan Planning
Council has advocated for plans that foster communities where people want to
live, work and play," said Peter Skosey, MPC vice president of external affairs.
"By recognizing innovators with the Burnham Award, we encourage local leaders,
developers, and planners to aim high to create models befitting a world class
MPC presents the winner with a $5,000 cash prize at its
Annual Meeting Luncheon, the Council's sole fundraiser.
Nominations for the 2008 Burnham Award are
due by 4 p.m. on Friday, July 11, 2008.
Complete guidelines are available by downloading
the 2008 Burnham Award Nomination Form .
The Burnham Award Selection Committee will evaluate the
nominations and select a recipient based on the given criteria.