Reconnecting and strengthening communities through sustainable design and environmental awareness was a major theme among the 2007 award winners. They did so while attracting people back to downtown, reinforcing public infrastructure, and stimulating investment.

The winners are united by their common desire to contribute to their respective neighborhoods and cities.


  • (Re)Connecting Neighborhoods
  • Sustainable Development
  • New Approaches to Public/private/nonprofit Partnerships
  • Rebuilding Excellence in Post-Industrial Cities