Awards Committee

Co-Chair: Paul Lozito

Co-Chair: Wes Sternberg, AICP

awards@nyplanning.org


Mission: To confer Metro Chapter Annual Awards for excellence in the practice of planning in the New York Metro area.

Each year, the APA New York Metro Chapter bestows recognition on individuals, organizations and projects that exemplify the best of the metropolitan region's planning work. Given at the Chapter's Biennial Conference, the awards are meant to highlight excellence in the field and inspire planners of the next generation.

The APA New York Metro Chapter awards encompass a variety of achievements and include recognition for seasoned leaders as well as those just beginning to make their mark. Projects in the private and public sectors qualify, as well as community-based and civic advocacy initiatives. Innovation and impact are highly valued as are those initiatives that demonstrate collaboration and education. Projects at all scales are equally considered.

1. Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning.
2. Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
3. Andrew Haswell Green Award* to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years.
4. Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement.
5. Journalism Award (for print, broadcast, or web-based work)
6. William H. Whyte Award for creativity and ingenuity in planning. (* formerly the Distinguished Service Award)


2015 APA New York Metro Chapter Award Winners

The Awards Committee chair Sarah Yackel, AICP, made the following statements at the 2015 APA-NYM Annual Conference that describe the awardees and presented the awards to their recipients.

Lawrence M. Orton Award honors leadership in city and regional planning.
Ernest W. Hutton, Jr., FAICP, AIA

Ernest W. (Ernie) Hutton, Jr. received this year's Orton Award to recognize his civic involvement and his professional achievements as a planner and urban designer for a variety of important public and private initiatives. He was educated as a city planner and architect at Princeton University and University of Pennsylvania. His work includes significant projects in the New York Metropolitan area, the Northeast Corridor and nationally. Examples of his award winning work are:

  • Creation of the downtown Pittsburgh Cultural District and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust,
  • 20-year series of influential 'Roanoke Vision' comprehensive plans and neighborhood partnership strategies,
  • 8-year planning and zoning advisory role to the Providence City Council,
  • downtown or waterfront projects for Charlotte, Knoxville, Charleston, Buffalo, and Hartford's Riverfront Recapture,
  • the original planning/ feasibility study for Brooklyn Bridge Park, and
  • various town-wide or hamlet center plans for Southampton, Southold, and East Hampton NY.

His team-based pro bono activities, in collaboration with APA NY Metro Chapter and others, include six years as co-chair of New York New Visions (which he helped establish following 9/11), twelve years as co-chair of the AIA NY Planning & Urban Design Committee. He also assisted with the creation of New York City's Active Design Guidelines and organization of the Post-Sandy Initiative which coordinated professional advice to public agencies on resiliency and preparedness.

Andrew Haswell Green Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of planning for a period of at least 15 years.
Patty Clark

Most of Patty Clark's 20+ year planning career has been dedicated to advancing important regional projects at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. One of her first projects was the AirTrain JFK, the 3-line, 8.1 mile-long people mover providing year-round service to JFK Airport. Initially advertised as the Train to the Plane this was the largest above-ground project since the Verrazano Bridge. Despite the skepticism of then-Senator Moynihan and others that something this big could be done in this area, Patty's ability to connect with neighborhoods and businesses, and gaining interest from politicians and the press, facilitated the building of the AirTrain.

From her ability to support slot controls and other mechanisms designed to address congestion at New York's Airports to her role with La Guardia's Central Terminal Building Redevelopment Program, Patty is a leader. Most recently, she has been part of the team that is working to create a cleaner, greener, and more efficient airport for the 21st Century. She has been able to pull together the many disparate interests to ensure that La Guardia airport will be one that both Governor Cuomo and Vice-President Biden can someday be proud of. Given the secure nature of many of her projects, there are several that she cannot discuss. As she says, "Sometimes, it is not what you got done, but what doesn't happen; that is really the best part and is the most meaningful". On a more personal note is Patty's journey from the Port Authority's offices in the World Trade Center's north tower on September 11th. She walked down more than 40 stories, some in the dark, descending the Vesey Street staircase, now known as the survivor's staircase, and before reaching the ground level, heard the vibration of the south tower collapsing. Patty successfully worked with other survivors to ensure the preservation of the survivor's staircase.

Meritorious Service Award recognizes work of unusual merit in the Planning field.
Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG)

Waterfront Alliance President and CEO Roland Lewis accepted the award for merit and achievement in the field of Planning for its Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG). WEDG is a tool created by the Waterfront Alliance for promoting better waterfront projects through resilient, accessible, and ecologically beneficial design—a "LEED for the waterfront."

The creation of WEDG Version 1.0 was a collaboration of many waterfront stakeholders, including the formation of a multi-disciplinary task force of experts in landscape architecture, urban planning, marine engineering, housing, parks, real estate/development, and community organizations. Participation from key regulatory federal, state, and local agencies was instrumental in its success. WEDG has certified four projects and is assessing ten more high-profile projects. Public reaction to WEDG 1.0 has been positive, and the Waterfront Alliance is receiving requests from public agencies and private developers to have waterfront projects assessed using WEDG. Like all Waterfront Alliance programs, WEDG is geared to help communities access and better use their waterfront. In the post Sandy world, WEDG promises to be a powerful tool to give communities an informed voice about the best use(s) for their waterfronts. The Waterfront Alliance officially released WEDG earlier this year, and the program brochure, full WEDG manual and program scorecards are available on their websitel.

Paul Davidoff Award is for leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD)

This award on behalf of Paul Davidoff, the legendary champion of participatory planning and positive social change, was presented to the Association for Neighborhood and Housing Development (ANHD) and accepted by Benjamin Dulchin, its Executive Director. Working to build the strength of the community development movement in New York City, ANHD is made up of almost 100 members representing the City's leading community development and neighborhood-based nonprofit affordable housing organizations. Their mission is to ensure flourishing neighborhoods and decent, affordable housing for all New Yorkers.

Community development leaders founded the association in 1974 to provide a unified voice for grassroots housing groups that focus on the needs of working class and low-income neighborhoods. Membership has grown from eight founding members to 99 groups in the 36 years since it was established. Through ANHD's training and advocacy, its member groups have built over 100,000 affordable units in New York City in the past 25 years. The association's policy activism has leveraged over $1.3 billion in new resources for affordable housing in the past 10 years alone. Their policy victories have led to preservation of over 30,000 apartments and 160 buildings for low-income residents and created break-through community development policies.

Journalism Award recognizes leadership in print, broadcast or web-based media that supports planning.
Philip Mark Poltch

The award for recognized leadership in print, broadcast or web-based media that supports planning was presented to Philip Mark Plotch for his new book "Politics Across the Hudson: The Tappen Zee Megaproject." The State of New York is now building one of the world's longest, widest, and most expensive bridges to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge which stretches more than three miles across the Hudson River, approximately thirteen miles north of New York City. In Politics Across the Hudson, urban planner Philip Plotch offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered around this bridge. He reveals valuable lessons for those trying to tackle complex public policies while also confirming our worst fears about government dysfunction.

Through interviews with more than a hundred key figures and extraordinary access to internal government records, Plotch tells a compelling story of high-stakes battles between powerful players in the public, private, and civic sectors. He reveals how state officials abandoned viable options, squandered hundreds of millions of dollars, and forfeited more than three billion dollars in federal funds. Faced with the public's unrealistic expectations, no one could identify a practical solution which led three governors to study various alternatives rather than disappoint key constituencies. Philip Mark Plotch is an assistant professor of political science and director of the Masters in Public Administration program at Saint Peter's University in Jersey City. He is the former director of World Trade Center Redevelopment and Special Projects for the Lower Manhattan Development Corporation, and the former manager of planning for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Robert W. Ponte Award is awarded to an individual who, through economic planning and development, has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area.
Larisa Ortiz

As a child visiting her grandparents in Guayama, Puerto Rico, Larisa often dreamed of finding ways to reverse the slow decline of historic downtowns. Larisa brings an unmitigated commitment to commercial revitalization, and 20 years of national and international experience to the table. As a Fulbright Fellow in the late 1990's she helped establish Latin America's first Business Improvement District in San Salvador, El Salvador and the Coro Neighborhood Leadership Program, the nation's first leadership training program for commercial district practitioners. The program was replicated with Larisa's guidance in Chicago, where it is known as the LISC Business District Leadership Program. More than 120 commercial district practitioners have completed the training nationwide.

Prior to founding Larisa Ortiz Associates in 2008, Larisa served as the Director of the Local Initiative Support Corporation (LISC) commercial revitalization program for LISC's network of 30 offices nationwide. While at the New York Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), she led an inter-agency team which developed a comprehensive rezoning and regulatory framework for 125th Street in Harlem. As a Watson Fellow and later a Fulbright Scholar, Larisa has worked in Barcelona, Mexico City, San Salvador, Quito, and Santiago. She holds a B.A. with honors from Wesleyan University, and a master's degree in City Planning with a concentration in real estate development from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Larisa teaches at Pratt Institute; is the author of "Improving Tenant Mix: A Guide for Commercial District Practitioners", published by the International Council of Shopping Centers and is the editor of The Commercial District Advisor, a blog and e-newsletter profiling best practices in commercial district management.

William H. White Award  recognizes creativity and ingenuity in planning.
Downtown New Rochelle RAP

Creativity and ingenuity in planning recognition was awarded to the Downtown New Rochelle Redevelopment Project: Recommended Action Plan, and accepted by Mayor Noam Bramson. The Plan was created as part of a public-private partnership between the City of New Rochelle and RDRXR at New Rochelle, a joint venture between Renaissance Downtowns and RXR Realty.In December 2014, the City of New Rochelle and RDRXR entered into a Master Developer Agreement, formalizing a Public-Private Partnership that is responsible for developing a development strategy for the comprehensive revitalization and redevelopment of approximately 279-acres in and around downtown New Rochelle.

The Downtown Redevelopment Project culminated in the publication of a Recommended Action Plan (RAP) in August 2015. The RAP includes an analysis of the results of previous planning studies, a report and analysis of stakeholder and community input, and recommendations for necessary zoning code amendments. The plan for New Rochelle is a mixed-use plan centered on the New Rochelle Transit Center that includes retail, commercial, residential, educational, healthcare, cultural, entertainment and other uses. The plan's emphasis on street level activity, walkability and The RAP was created through a public process called crowdsourced placemaking which is a grass roots, social networking program that solicits ideas from the community about what to include in a plan. Crowdsourced placemaking encouraged members of the New Rochelle community to get involved in the process by coming to RDRXR's downtown information office, joining monthly meet-ups, participating in local business campaigns, and submitting and 'Liking' ideas on the NR Future website. These efforts ensured that elements in the RAP represented ideas of a wide-range of stakeholders and simultaneously tested against market realities. The City is currently implementing many of the recommendations contained in the RAP, such as, approvals of the proposed Form-Based Code that will help the City realize the vision set forth in the RAP.

Floyd Lapp Award - recognizes distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter.
Alex Lieber, AICP

Recognition of distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter was awarded to Alex Lieber, AICP for his leadership in developing the Young Planners Group (YPG) into an active organization that APA chapters across the country want to replicate. Alex, a planner with AKRF, took over the reins of YPG last year when it was in danger of being rendered inactive due to lack of leadership. Since he took over YPG has held many events and the mentorship program has grown.


2014 APA New York Metro Chapter Award Winners

Sarah Yackel, AICP, chaired the Awards Committee and the following summaries describe the awards and their recipients that were presented at the 2014 APA-NYM Annual Conference.

Lawrence M. Orton Award honors leadership in city and regional planning.
Suffolk County Executive and former Babylon Town Supervisor, Steven Bellone, earned this award for his leadership in programs that address transportation, economic revitalization in the County’s downtowns, water quality, energy efficiency and agricultural land preservation.  As Supervisor, Bellone undertook the important Wyandanch Rising project that resulted in the Town of Babylon investing $45 million on site acquisition and infrastructure, the construction of 177 apartments, 60 designated affordable, and 18,000 sq. ft. of commercial space.  Long Island Railroad is also constructing a $20 million 920 space parking garage to support future TOD in this area. As County Executive, Bellone championed the Connect Long Island program, which seeks to create walkable, mixed-use communities around Long Island Railroad stations; the Suffolk County Land Bank, the only Landbank in New York State focused on redeveloping tax delinquent brownfield properties; and the Reclaim Our Water initiative, which is a comprehensive wastewater upgrade program aimed at reducing nitrogen pollution in Suffolk’s waterways.

Andrew Haswell Green Award recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of planning for a period of at least 15 years.
Until his retirement in June 2014, Ted Orosz, AICP, the 2014 awardee, served as the Director of Long Range Bus Service Planning for MTA New York City Transit.  For forty years Ted Orosz has been one of the leaders in planning and implementing public transit improvements such as “Select Bus Service” (SBS). Today the seven SBS routes in all five boroughs, carry over 200,000 riders daily.  Under Ted’s leadership, travel times were reduced by about 20%, and transit ridership increased by 10%.  SBS projects addressed not only bus service issues on a corridor, but comprehensive complete street treatments, such as loading zones for businesses, pedestrian safety enhancements, and streetscape upgrades.  Ted, a past chair of the APA-NYM transportation committee and 2000 APA National Conference Committee member, has also taught courses in the planning program at Hunter College and review sessions on the transportation sections of the AICP exam.

Meritorious Achievement Award recognizes work of unusual achievement in the field of Planning.
This was awarded to the Staten Island Planning Committee and the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for the Staten Island New York Rising Community Reconstruction Plan. The Plan was supported by a multidisciplinary team comprised of Perkins Eastman Architects, BFJ Planning, and Louis Berger Group.  Alex Zablocki, New York City Regional lead for the NY Rising Program Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, accepted the award on behalf of the team.  The Staten Island NY Rising Plan used a collaborative approach to address resilience of the Island’s most vulnerable communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy.  Projects identified in the Plan propose to spend $25 million in federal Disaster Recovery funds to increase resiliency in every neighborhood along the 13 mile coastline on eastern and southern Staten Island.  The plan addressed physical improvements and infrastructure projects. However, some of the most innovative projects addressed the capacity of community based organizations to respond to disasters and ensure that funding is in place to assist homeowners and businesses impacted by Superstorm Sandy and future disasters. The planning committee also earned Best Approach to Resilient Economic Growth from the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery, granting an additional $3,000,000 for Staten Island NY Rising projects.

Meritorious Service Award recognizes work of unusual merit in the Planning field.
The Sheridan Expressway – Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study is the 2014 awardee. This two year interdisciplinary study of the neighborhoods and infrastructure surrounding the Sheridan expressway was funded by a US Department of Transportation grant and undertaken by the Bronx Office of the New York City Department of City Planning, New York City Department of Transportation, and the NYC Economic Development Corporation. The recommended scenario includes construction of new ramps onto the Expressway, combined with narrowing service roads, adding crosswalks, targeting dangerous intersection for safety improvements, new land use zoning to encourage a mix of uses along the waterfront, and other elements to improve the coexisting residential and commercial communities.  The process for arriving at the optimum scenario employed community engagement tools, such as workshops, community working group discussion and walking tours.  The selection was also based on extensive data collection and analysis, state-of-the-art transportation modeling, and comprehensive community engagement.  The recommended scenario has been endorsed by political leaders and community organizations as a solution to the decades long dispute over the future of the Sheridan expressway.  The final report is a comprehensive planning document offering a vision for the area and an implementation tool to identify funding and practical next steps.  Carol Samol, Director of the Bronx Office of the Department of City Planning; Ryan Singer, Deputy Director; and Erick Gregory, Senior Urban Designer accepted the award on behalf of the City.

Paul Davidoff Award is for leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
This year’s awardee, for leadership in housing and equal opportunity, is Arbor House, which was developed by Blue Sea Development and designed by ABS Architects.  Located in the Morrisania section of the Bronx, the 123 rental units in Arbor House are designated for low-income households with preference given to housing authority residents and for formerly homeless households.  The eight–story, 120,000 square foot LEED Platinum certified building was constructed on underused land formerly owned by the New York City Housing Authority.  A hydroponic farm operates on the rooftop with plans for a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) arrangement in the making that will allow the tenants to buy shares in the produce.  Mount Sinai Medical Center is currently conducting a study of residents’ health, tracking any changes and looking at the effects of active architecture on their lifestyle and habits.  Avery Seavy, a partner in Blue Sea Development, accepted the Award on behalf of Arbor House’s design and development team.

Journalism Award recognizes leadership in print, broadcast or web-based media that supports planning.
The 2014 awardee is Andrew Revkin for his unparalleled ability to distill complicated climate change science and bring this urgent topic to the masses.  Currently the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Pace Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, he also writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Op-Ed section of The New York Times.  From 1995 through 2009, he covered the environment for The NY Times as a staff reporter.  His nearly 30 years covering global warming has earned him most of the major awards for science journalism and the John Chancellor Award for sustained journalistic excellence from Columbia University.

William H. White Award  recognizes creativity and ingenuity in planning.
The Big U was developed in response to Rebuild by Design, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.  The Big U is a protective system that encircles Manhattan, stretching from West 57th Street south to The Battery and up to East 42nd Street that protects 10 miles of low-lying, densely populated geography.  The U consists of 3 components:  BIG Bench is a continuous protective element that combines new and existing infrastructure with street furniture; Battery features protective landscaping anchored by an iconic museum; and Berm rises 4 meters by the highways allowing parks to connect coast and community with harbors and greenways.  Small, relatively simple projects maintain the resiliency investment momentum post-Sandy, while setting in motion the longer-term solutions that will be necessary in the future.  Thus far, The BIG U has received $335 million in federal funding for the first phase of the project in the Lower East Side.  The BIG U team includes Bjarke Ingalls Group (BIG), One Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Level Agency for Infrastructure, Buro Happold, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Project Projects, ARCADIS U.S, and the School Of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School For Design.  Stephen Whitehouse of Starr Whitehouse accepted the award on behalf of the team.

Robert W. Ponte Award is awarded to an individual who, through economic planning and development, has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area.
Adam Friedman, this year’s awardee, is the third Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development. He was the founding executive director of the New York Industrial Retention Network (NYIRN) in 1997, where he led efforts to strengthen the city’s manufacturing sector and promote sustainable development.  During his distinguished career Adam has also served as executive director of the Garment Industry Development Corporation and director of economic development for Borough Presidents David Dinkins and Ruth Messinger. He has also taught urban planning courses at Pratt Institute and Columbia University. He is one of New York City's leading advocates in support of manufacturing and its resultant employment opportunities.
 
Floyd Lapp Award recognizes distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter.
Ryan Harris, a Transportation Planner with Jacobs Engineering, has served as APA-NYM’s Treasurer since 2012 and was recently elected to continue his excellent service in this position.  Ryan has been actively involved in APA for many years.  Prior to moving to New York he was the APA National Capital Area Chapter’s Webmaster from 2001 to 2005.  Washington DC’s loss was our gain when Ryan was elected to APA-NYM’s Executive Committee as New York City Section Representative in 2010, then elected Treasurer in 2012.  During his tenure APA-NYM’s coffers have continued to grow.  He has encouraged the chapter’s leadership to continue hosting more educational and professional development events while staying within budget.
 
Max Sokol, AICP, a Planner with Parsons Brinckerhoff, has served APA-NYM as New York City Section Representative for the past two years.  An active chapter member since 2009, Max has been instrumental in implementing a range of initiatives.  He partnered with the Transportation Committee to create the annual Transportation Trivia event and spearheaded the Chapter’s Mentorship Program while chairing that subcommittee for the Young Planners Group.  He also has participated in the planning of Annual and Biennial Conferences.  Max will continue his valuable service to the chapter as the newly elected Vice President of Committees


2013 APA New York Metro Chapter Award Winners

Lawrence M. Orton Award
For leadership in city and regional planning.
Janette Sadik-Khan

Paul Davidoff Award
For leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
Joan Byron

Andrew Haswell Green Award
To recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years.
Stephen M. Jones

Meritorious Service Award
To recognize work of unusual merit.
A Regional Approach to the Deployment of Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority

Meritorious Achievement Award
To recognize work of unusual achievement.
Brooklyn Tech Triangle Strategic Plan - Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, DUMBO Improvement District and Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation

Journalism Award
For print, broadcast, or web based work.
Beyond Zuccotti Park : Freedom of Assembly and the Occupation of Public Space by Ronald Schiffman (Editor) and Rick Bell (Editor)

William H. White Award
For creativity and ingenuity in planning. *formerly the Distinguished Service Award
Saw Mill River Daylighting and Van der Donck Park, City of Yonkers Department of Planning and Development

Ponte Award
Josh Lerner, Ph.D

Robert C. Weinberg Award
John Woodward, Columbia University
Alyssa Pichardo, Hunter College
New York University
Lauren Kathryn Gellatly, Pratt Institute

Floyd Lapp Award
Hilary Papineau, AICP
Nathan Tinclair
Dan Compitello

 


2012 APA New York Metro Chapter Award Winners

Lawrence M. Orton Award
For leadership in city and regional planning.
Lee Koppelman, Ph.D

Paul Davidoff Award
For leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
Common Ground

Andrew Haswell Green Award
To recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years.
Ethel Sheffer, FAICP

Meritorious Service or Achievement Award
To recognize work of unusual merit. Active Design Guidelines - NYC departments of Design and Construction (DDC), Health and Mental Hygiene, Transportation (DOT) and City Planning; in partnership with the Mayor's Office of Management and Budget, the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter ( AIANY).

Meritorious Achievement Award
To recognize work of unusual achievement.
Newtown Creek Brownfield Opportunity Area Step 2 Nomination Report, Greenpoint Manufacturing & Design Center (GMDC), Riverkeeper, and Newtown Creek Alliance (NCA)

Journalism Award
For print, broadcast, or web‐based work.
Michael Kimmelman, New York Times

William H. White Award
For creativity and ingenuity in planning. *formerly the Distinguished Service Award
Zone Green – New York City Department of City Planning

Ponte Award
Michael D’Angelo, Director of Research, Rockland County Planning Department
Dr. Pearl M. Kamer

Robert C. Weinberg Award
Jeffrey Yuen, Columbia
Andrea Katz, Hunter
Nell Selander, NYU
Kimisha Sellers, NYU
Melissa Umberger, Pratt

Floyd Lapp Award
Lisa Lau, AICP
Kathleen d'Erizans, AICP


2011 NY Metro Chapter Award Winners

Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning
Eddie Bautista

Andrew Haswell Green Award To recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years. *formerly the Distinguished Service Award
Gene Murphy

Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement
“The Suburban Design Manual” - Orange County Planning Department; Regional Plan Association; and
Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity
Eva Hanhardt

Journalism Award for print, broadcast or web-based work
Kenneth Jackson

William H. Whyte Award to an individual, plan, or project that is distinguished by creativity in the field of planning
“Brooklyn Bridge Park” - Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

Robert Ponte Award to an individual who, through economic planning and development, has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area
Ira Hirschman, Ph.D.

Robert C. Weinberg Award to outstanding students at the four planning schools in New York
Danil Nagy, Columbia University
Brian Paul, Hunter College
Sally Smith Greenspan, NYU
Sabrina Terry, Pratt Institute

Floyd Lapp Award for service to the New York Metro Chapter, selected by the Chapter President
James Rausse, AICP
Tina Lund, AICP
Bonnie Harken


2010 NY Metro Chapter Award Winners

Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning
Robert D. Yaro
President, Regional Plan Association
Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning University of Pennsylvania

Andrew Haswell Green Award To recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years. *formerly the Distinguished Service Award
Edward Buroughs, AICP, Acting Commissioner of Planning for Westchester County

Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement
“The Suburban Design Manual” - David R. Glass, Regional Bicycle and Pedestrian coordinator for the New York State Department of Transportation - Long Island Office

Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity
Fifth Avenue Committee, 575 Fifth Avenue

William H. Whyte Award to an individual, plan, or project that is distinguished by creativity in the field of planning
Mary “Randy” Wade, AICP, Director of Pedestrian Projects at New York City Department of Transportation

Robert Ponte Award to an individual who, through economic planning and development, has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area
Christopher Jones, Vice President For Research, Regional Plan Association

Robert C. Weinberg Award to outstanding students at the four planning schools in New York
Margaret Hudson, Columbia University
Paulo H. Lellis, Hunter College
Sandra Rothbard, NYU Wagner School of Public Administration
Anusha Venkataraman, Pratt Institute

Floyd Lapp Award for service to the New York Metro Chapter, selected by the Chapter President
David Fields, AICP
Michael Marrella, AICP


2009 NY Metro Chapter Award Winners

Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning
Kent L. Barwick

Andrew Haswell Green Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years
Frank S. Fish, FAICP

Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement
Access to the Region’s Core—New Jersey Transit

Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity
West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing

Journalism Award for print, broadcast or web-based work
CITYLAND

William H. Whyte Award to an individual, plan, or project that is distinguished by creativity in the field of planning
TKTS/Duffy Square—Times Square Alliance, Theatre Development Fund, Coalition for Father Duffy

Robert Ponte Award to an individual who, through economic planning and development, has made a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area
Joseph J. Salvo

Robert C. Weinberg Award to outstanding students at the four planning schools in New York
Stefanie Lynn Garry, Columbia University
Michael Keane, Hunter College
Courtney Wolf, New York University
Rachel Berkson, Pratt Institute

Floyd Lapp Award for service to the New York Metro Chapter, selected by the Chapter President
Neal A. Stone, AICP, Vice President for Programs

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