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County Planning Awards

Livingston County Planning is an multi-award winning organization, at both the State of Michigan and National levels.

MAP Awards1.jpgBeginning in October of 2019, the Department won two prestigious Michigan Association of Planning (MAP) Awards for the 2018 Livingston County Master Plan. The Department won the Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan is for a comprehensive or general plan that advances the science and art of planning.

The Department also won the MAP Best Practice award,  which awards a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process. This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the-art planning methods and practices help to create communities of lasting value. The nomination for this award focused on the following project criteria: originality and innovation; implementation and transferability; stakeholder engagement; and effectiveness and results.

In April of 2020, the department won the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division (CPD) National Association of County Planners (NACP) Awards of Merit, also for the 2018 Livingston County Master Plan.

Livingston County Master Plan Website

More information regarding these awards can be found below.

 National Planning Awards

April 2020:

Livingston County, Michigan, Master Plan wins Prestigious 2020 American Planning Association County Planning Division Merit Award

Each year the American Planning Association (APA), County Planning Division (CPD) and its sister organization, the National Association of County Planners (NACP) gives out County Planning Project Awards. There are two types of awards, Awards of Excellence and Awards of Merit. In addition, there are seven categories of awards; Planning Project, Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction, Comprehensive Plan – Small Jurisdiction, Best Practices, Grass Roots Initiative, Small Area/Special Area Planning, and Special Focus Planning Initiative – County Holistic Innovation Project. Only one Award of Excellence and one Award of Merit may be granted per category each year. If the Awards Jury finds that none of the nominations in a particular category meets the desirable standards, they may grant no award in that category for that year.

For 2020, Livingston County is the recipient of an Award of Merit in the Comprehensive Plan – Large Jurisdiction category (population of 50,000 or more) for the 2018 Livingston County Master Plan.

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 State of Michigan Planning Awards

October 2019:

Planning Excellence Awards For 2018 Livingston County Master Plan

Annually, the Michigan Association of Planning sponsors Planning Excellence Awards to honor outstanding planning projects throughout the State of Michigan. There are ten (10) Planning Excellence award categories that parallel national American Planning Association (APA) award categories. A jury of APA Michigan Chapter professionals review and select the award-winning projects

The Plan received the following two awards:

The Daniel Burnham Award for a Comprehensive Plan is for a comprehensive or general plan that advances the science and art of planning. The award honors America’s most famous planner, Daniel Burnham, for his contributions to the planning profession and to a greater awareness of the benefits of good planning. The nomination for this award focused on the following project criteria: originality and innovation; quality in presentation and methodology; stakeholder engagement; implementation and effectiveness; and promotion of planning.

The Best Practice award is for a specific planning tool, practice, program, project, or process. This category emphasizes results and demonstrates how innovative and state-of-the-art planning methods and practices help to create communities of lasting value. The nomination for this award focused on the following project criteria: originality and innovation; implementation and transferability; stakeholder engagement; and effectiveness and results.

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