The Open Planning Tools Group is excited to announce the winners of the third annual Innovation Awards. We received some very strong submittals this year – further evidence of the rapid rate of advancement in tools and technologies supporting scenario planning.
So, without further ado, this year, we are presenting awards in two categories:
The first award, the Innovative Planning Tool Award, highlights the best new contribution to the development of open planning tools. This year’s winner for goes to Infill Score, a free open source tool for measuring a community’s readiness for infill. This tool provides citizens, planners, and elected officials with a self-assessment tool and action planning tools to focus public and private sector investment and accelerate the implementation of sustainable communities. Congratulations to Infill Score.
Our second award for 2015 is the Exemplary Implementation Award, which recognizes a planning process or project that utilized planning tools in an innovative manner. The winner for this year’s Exemplary Implementation Award is PlaceSpeak’s Whitehorse Corridor Alaska Highway Improvement Project. To complement this complex planning process, CH2M Hill utilized PlaceSpeak for their outreach and public consultation. This allowed the Yukon Government successfully develop solutions to address the existing safety and capacity needs of the Whitehorse Corridor. Congratulations to PlaceSpeak.
In addition to recognition for their achievements the award recipients will receive a cash prize of $500.
We will post more info on this years winners in the coming days…