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ARC Seeks Nominations for 2021 Regional Excellence Awards


Formerly Development of Excellence Awards

Atlanta — Jun 22, 2021

The Atlanta Regional Commission is now accepting nominations for the agency’s annual Regional Excellence Awards, which recognize planning and development projects that improve quality of life for metro Atlanta residents.

ARC has renamed the award to reflect the wide scope of outstanding planning and development work that this award recognizes.

Nominated plans or projects should support the goals of the Atlanta Region’s Plan, contributing to improved quality of life, transit accessibility, housing affordability, and economic development. They should also address social equity and/or community resiliency.

  • Visionary Planning
    Recognizes a state-of-the-art planning initiative being implemented in a community to achieve lasting progress
  • Innovative Development
    Recognizes a cutting-edge development that contributes to the region’s advancement and supports the goals and policies of the Atlanta Region’s Plan
  • Great Place
    Recognizes an inspiring space that enhances a community’s character and provides options for housing, employment, or recreation
  • Livable Center
    Recognizes a targeted project that significantly advances the implementation of a community’s Livable Centers Initiative plan

Prior projects that have been recognized include:

Applications are due August 3, 2021. Winners are announced at the annual State of the Region Breakfast, which will take place on Friday, Nov. 16.

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The Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC) is the official planning agency for the 10-county Atlanta Region, including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, and Rockdale counties as well as the City of Atlanta and 73 other cities.  The Atlanta Regional Commission serves as a catalyst for regional progress by focusing leadership, attention, and planning resources on key regional issues.

Contact Name: Kate Sweeney
Contact Phone: 404-314-7863
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