City of Long Beach
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Long Beach, CA 90802
The City of Long Beach has been selected to receive four prestigious awards by the Los Angeles section of the American Planning Association (APA). The annual awards, to be presented on June 7, 2018, recognize and celebrate many of the most noteworthy planning projects, plans, and programs in the Los Angeles region.
“The broad span of these award-winning initiatives and projects demonstrate the City’s innovative development efforts aimed at providing a more livable and sustainable community,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “We’re proud to have several City departments recognized among some of the most notable planning efforts in Southern California.”
The following Long Beach projects and initiatives have been recognized for demonstrating outstanding planning work that serves to create more livable, vibrant, and inclusive communities:
Vacant Lot Registry Ordinance, Urban Agriculture Incentive Zone (UAIZ) Program; Award of Excellence - Innovation in Green Community Planning
Uptown Open Space Vision Plan (Plan); Award of Excellence - Public Outreach
Gumbiner Park; Award of Excellence - Urban Design
2017 In Review Trilogy; Award of Excellence - Communications Initiative
This is the fifth consecutive year that Long Beach has been recognized by the APA for outstanding accomplishments in regional planning.
The APA is a professional organization representing the field of city and regional planning in the United States. The Los Angeles section of the APA is one of eight local sections of the APA’s California Chapter, with more than 1,300 members in the Los Angeles area. For more information on this organization, visit: http://apalosangeles.org/.
About the City of Long Beach
Home to approximately 480,000 people, the multiple award-winning and innovative City of Long Beach offers all the world-class amenities of a large metropolitan city while maintaining a strong sense of individual and diverse neighborhoods nestled together along the California coast. As a full-service charter city, Long Beach is home to the Queen Mary, Aquarium of the Pacific, several museums and theaters, a highly-rated school district, Long Beach Airport, the Port of Long Beach, as well as many award-winning City departments such as Health, Parks, Recreation and Marine, Development Services and more. The City also has a highly-respected university and city college, two historic ranchos, five hospitals, five golf courses, 170 parks, miles of beaches, marinas, bike paths, and a Bike Share program.For more information about the City of Long Beach, visit http://longbeach.gov/. Follow us on social to keep up with the latest news: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.