The 2003 cycle offered insight into new and innovative ways of intervening in troubled communities and new models for stabilization and revitalization. The use of services, such as education and justice, as the primary focus for urban intervention, and nontraditional funding were among the creative approaches.

The winners present new and innovative ways of thinking about intervening in troubled communities.


  • New Models for Urban Intervention and Improvement
  • Leadership versus Participation
  • The Importance of Good Design
  • Art in the Urban Setting
  • Historic Preservation
  • Transformation
  • Replicable, Adaptive Models