ULI is not holding the Urban Open Space Awards in 2021. Consider entering your urban open space into the 2021 ULI Americas Awards for Excellence (uli.org/aae).
From 2010 to 2020, the ULI Urban Open Space Awards recognized transformative open spaces—including parks, plazas, squares, memorials, trails, and other non-traditional park and open space formats. ULI created the award through the generosity of Amanda M. Burden, former New York City Planning Commissioner and 2009 laureate of the ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. In 2011 the Kresge Foundation, MetLife Foundation, and the ULI Foundation joined forces to continue the award through 2014. In 2015 the Urban Land Institute continued its support of the initiative and announced it the program was open to global submissions. In 2018 and 2020, the program partnered with 10 Minute Walk, a movement dedicated to improving access to safe, high-quality parks and green spaces in cities—large and small—throughout the United States. Led by the Trust for Public Land (TPL), in partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Urban Land Institute, 10 Minute Walk is working to create a world in which, by 2050, all people live within a 10-minute walk of a park or green space. In alignment with the campaign, the Award recognized parks and urban open spaces that have been instrumental in promoting healthy, sustainable, and equitable outcomes in communities.
View a gallery of entries to the 2020 awards program.
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