Upcoming submission deadline for Great Places Awards 2009

Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, EDRA, the Environmental Design Research Association, in cooperation with Metropolis magazine announce the 12th annual Great Places Awards, celebrating excellent places and how people inhabit them.
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 behaviour, culture, and experience.
Book:  Recently published books advancing the critical understanding of place and design of exceptional environments.
The jurors include:
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

The submission deadline is February 9, 2009.

For more information, please visit the Environmental Design Research Association at
www.edra.org and Places: Forum of Design for the Public Realm, www.places-journal.org.