The integration of art, natural environments, and preservation in urban development helps give meaning and value to the places we create and inhabit. The use of art as a redevelopment strategy and role of conservation, and importance of the natural environments in urban areas were important themes among 2001 winners.

The arts help us understand what we are living for.


  • Creating Meaningful Urban Places
  • Arts as an Engine for Urban Redevelopment
  • Preservation and Conservation of Places and Values
  • Place as a Vehicle for Social Change
  • Nature and the Urban Experience
  • The Benefits and Limitations of Scale in Addressing Urban Problems
  • Leaderships, Vision, and Sustainable Urban Change
  • Public, Nonprofit, and Private Partnership