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Celebration of Vision & Community Spirit Winter 2010

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Partners for Livable Communities will honor eight individuals and organizations for stewardship and innovation in the improvement of communities worldwide. These prestigious awards will be presented by Washington, D.C.-based Partners for Livable Communities at its “Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit” formal dinner and awards program on Tuesday evening, December 7th, 2010 at The Willard Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The “Celebration of Vision and Community Spirit” awards honor both innovative projects in communities and lifetimes of achievement for individuals that have made a true difference in their respective fields of activity. The honorees represent lifetimes of cultivating the arts, historic preservation, regionalism, smart planning practices and neighborhood development that bring life to struggling communities. All of the honorees have sought to build on their assets and improve the communities around them, an effort which Partners believes deserves to be lauded, with individual stories spread far and wide.

Honorees and Awards listed below. View Photos from the Awards Program

For thirty-five years, Partners has celebrated the leadership of individuals, institutions, and partnerships that have discovered unique assets that communities can build upon to become a more livable place. Formed by a diverse coalition around a principle that quality of life is a key resource for economic development, Partners follows three major tenets of livability.  Partners firmly believes that the powers and skills of individual citizens are prime resources to build a better future. Second, both business and the civic community have a common interest in ensuring equity and livability, beauty and heritage. Finally, Partners feels that important institutions can become fulcrums of change to reflect the needs of their communities.

A Celebration of Community Vision and Spirit 2010 Honorees

(click on the award description to see more about the award and past recipients. Click on the Honoree to read a longer write-up of their award. Download the evening's full program here )

Bridge Builders Award

Chad Holliday
For his devotion to and success in framing sustainable growth as a business imperative throughout his tenure at DuPont.

Peter R. Stein
For his commitment to ensuring livable communities for generations to come through the conservation and sustainable use of forestland.

Sustainable Cities Initiative
For the Initiative’s innovative approach to creating sustainable cities through the cross-disciplinary engagement of scholars, community leaders, and project partners.

Entrepreneurial Livable Community Award

Chattanooga, Tennessee
For the community’s entrepreneurial spirit in its transformation to become a model for sustainable development and prosperity today.

Entrepreneurial American Leadership Award

The Honorable Jerry Abramson
For his 21 years of visionary leadership and devotion to the social and economic wellbeing of Louisville, Kentucky.

Juana Guzman
For her extensive career in the preservation and promotion of local arts, culture, and heritage for our diverse American population.

Founders Award for Civic Leadership

Fred Lazarus, IV
For his contributions to the Baltimore community through his leadership at MICA and local organizations involved in the arts.

William H. Whyte Award

Christopher B. Leinberger
For his contributions to creating more environmentally, socially, and financially sustainable communities through his work as a developer, academic, and author.

Investors in America Award

Peter Calthorpe
For his influential work in developing new approaches to urban redevelopment, suburban growth and regional planning.

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