Friday, January 7, 2011

Groves Award Nominations...

As I mentioned before, Ken Groves, Montgomery's former planning director (a close friend to many of us and a visionary leader), passed away last fall after a brief illness.

The Congress for the New Urbanism and the Transect Codes Council is accepting nominations for the inaugural "Groves Award" through January 15th.  The award is designed to recognize excellence in sustainable development and planning.  I am one of the jurors this year and will present the award with Ken's wife at this year's Congress for the New Urbanism gathering in Madison, Wisconsin.

Here's a short article describing the award along with a link to the nomination form:

The Transect Codes Council has established a new award in honor of the late Ken Groves, who did path-breaking work on codes in Montgomery, Alabama, during his tenure as the city's planning director. The Groves Award will be given to a public official in recognition of superior effort "in furthering the principles of transect-based policy and planning, providing exemplary leadership and vision."

The inaugural Groves Award will be presented by the Council and the Congress for the New Urbanism during CNU 19 in Madison, Wisconsin, in June 2011. Groves died Sept. 28, as reported here in New Urban News.

Award nominations must be submitted by January 15. The nomination form is available here.

If you know of a good candidate, please nominate them for this new annual award.

Chad Emerson, Faulkner

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