The theme that emerged from this year’s award, rebuilding communities, is demonstrated in varying ways by all of the 1993 winners.

We believe that the evolution of cities is a highly complex process—one that involves tradeoffs between diverse perspectives and goals.


  • Rebuilding Communities
  • A Comprehensive Approach: Providing Services, not just Buildings
  • Addressing Critical Urban Problems
  • Doing the Impossible: Persistence in the face of overwhelming odds
  • Balancing Leadership and Participation
  • Effective, Ongoing Management
  • The Role of Technical Expertise
  • Leveraging Scare Resources through Imaginative Use of Public and Private Programs
  • Achieving Quality in Urban Places