Great Places Awards 2009 - Call for Entries

Oct 20, 2008

Celebrating excellent places and how people inhabit them.

Deadline: February 9, 2009

Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, EDRA, the Environmental Design Research Association, in cooperation with Metropolis magazine, announce the twelfth annual Great Places Awards.

Unique in the ever-expanding universe of award programs, our concern is for good places and how people inhabit them. We seek entries of exemplary work, inviting participation from a range of design and research disciplines, recognizing projects whose significance extends beyond any one profession or field. Projects should emphasize a link between research and practice, demonstrating how an understanding of human interaction with place can inspire design.

Awards recognize:

  • Design: Excellence in human environments, completed projects.
  • Planning: Proposals for future design, use, or management of a place.
  • Research: Projects investigating relationships between design, human behavior, culture, and experience.
  • Book: Recently published books advancing the critical understanding of place and design of exceptional environments.


  • DavidLake, Lake/Flato Architects
  • Elizabeth MacDonald, City and Regional Planning, University of California, Berkeley
  • Rahul Mehrotra, Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Lawrence Speck, Page Sutherland Page
  • William Sullivan, Landscape Architecture, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

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