Great places are inspiring. The 2013 winners present a variety of ways to foster healthier living environments and lifestyles, and bring people together in ways that improve lives and strengthen communities.

The 2013 winners remind us that urban excellence happens at all scales with all types of projects, budgets, and schedules.


  • Anchoring Projects in Place
  • The Increased Role of Landscape
  • Leadership
  • Sustainable Development and Environmental Considerations
  • Healthy Living
  • Scale of Approach and the DIY/Maker Movement