2015 Innovation Awards

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO January 20, 2015 (noon).

Call for Entries: Second Annual Open Planning Tools Innovation Awards

The Open Planning Tools Group is sponsoring the second annual innovation awards program to facilitate the advancement and use of innovative open planning tools. These include tools to enhance community involvement in the planning process and community decision-making, including scenario planning, civic engagement, and impacts modeling. Awards will be made for innovative tool development, for an exemplary implementation effort and for an innovative student contribution to the field.

Deadline: January 20, 2015

2015 Awards

Innovative Planning Tool Award: An annual award to the best new contribution(s) to the development of open planning tools.

Exemplary Implementation Award: An annual award to a planning endeavor that used planning tools in an innovative manner to create effective public engagement or improved analysis supporting the resolution of a significant challenge. The applicant could be a lead public agency or consultant involved in the activity.

Innovative Student Contribution to Planning Tools Award: An annual award given specifically to students who have contributed innovative solutions to the open planning tools space – either through cutting edge research and/or the advancement of innovative tools.

Each award comes with a $500 cash prize.

For more details, see the 2015 Innovation Awards page in the Initiatives section.

Critter Thompson

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