Indiana Chapter - American Planning Association


The 2014 APA-IN Awards Program

The annual APA-IN Hoosier Planning Awards honor excellence in plans, individuals and organizations that have advanced the practice of planning.  They are truly a celebration of the best of Indiana planning projects, plans and people.

This year’s awards were presented at the spring conference in Muncie by Josh Desmond, AICP, the APA-IN Awards Committee Chair.  The following individuals and organizations received 2014 Hoosier Planning Awards.

Outstanding Plan

Criteria: This category pertains to written plans representing significant advancement of planning in the state. Plans may be made by a planning agency, team, firm, community group, or local authority.

WINNER: Town of Fishers

PROJECT:  The Fishers Community Art Master Plan

Outstanding Best Practice

Criteria: To be awarded for a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process that is a significant advancement to specific elements of planning.  This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the-art planning methods and practices helped to implement a plan.

WINNER: Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission

PROJECT: Creating Livable Communities Program

Outstanding Student Project

Criteria: This award is given to an outstanding paper or class project by a student or group of students. Students in accredited and non-accredited planning programs are eligible for this award.

WINNER: Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs, Spring 2013 V600 Class

PROJECT: Bedford/Lawrence County Capstone Project

Congratulations to each of the winners for your excellence in planning!


Click Here to view the 2013 APA-IN Hoosier Planning Award Recipients