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Deadline extended! 2012 Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning

Deadline extended to 4 p.m. on May 23! Submit your nomination now.

The Burnham Award for Excellence in Planning encourages sensible growth by honoring innovative and visionary planning efforts in the Chicago metropolitan region. The Metropolitan Planning Council invites you to participate in the celebration of the best in plans and planning by nominating projects you think deserve such recognition.

Since 1988, the Metropolitan Planning Council has presented the annual Burnham Award to a plan that:

  1. Promotes and implements sensible planning and development policies;

  2. Encourages public participation and follows an open process;

  3. Provides long-term benefits to the community and its surroundings;

  4. Is provocative, balancing realistic expectations with vision;

  5. Is innovative, breaking new ground in planning practices; and

  6. Is sufficiently completed to evaluate whether the desired results have been realized.

For examples, see the list of past winners. The 2012 winner will receive a $5,000 cash prize and will be recognized at MPC’s Annual Luncheon on July 25.

Submit your nomination

Download the nomination form and submit it, along with any supporting materials, by 4 p.m. on May 23, 2012.

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