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2016 Great Places Recognized at Town Hall Day in Raleigh

2016 Great Places Recognized at Town Hall Day in Raleigh

Winners in the 2016 Great Places in North Carolina awards program were recognized at a press event during Town Hall activities on June 8th in Raleigh. Eleven legislators attended the event in a packed press room at the Legislative Building where APA-NC Chapter President John Morck recognized winning communities for the dynamic and collaborative partnerships that facilitated great main streets, great main streets in-the-making, great places for healthy living, and... read more
Great Places 2016 Winners

Great Places 2016 Winners

Professional’s Category: Great Main Street Matthews Trade Street and Matthews Station Streets are two prominent roads in Matthews—home to shops, institutional buildings, restaurants and special events. The two streets are representative of Matthews’ history and its future. Historically, Trade Street was a major thoroughfare, home to some of the oldest buildings in town (including 116-year old Renfrow Hardware). Around the corner, Matthews Station Street developed as town-managed infill project... read more
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wins APA’s 2016 Outstanding Planning Student Organization (PSO) Award

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Wins APA’s 2016 Outstanding Planning Student Organization (PSO) Award

Congratulations to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a winner of the American Planning Association’s 2016 Outstanding (Planning Student Organization) PSO Award.  This award program provides a means for student groups to share their ideas, learn from one another, and receive recognition (and rewards!) for creative, successful activities. The student organization was selected for its impressive list of initiatives for its students.  First, the Carolina Planning Journal published... read more

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