The California Chapter of the American Planning Association presented the following awards at its annual conference in Fresno last week:

Comprehensive Plan (Large and Small)
Award of Merit: San Jose Diridon Station Area Plan, City of San Jose
Award of Excellence: The Plan to House LA – City of Los Angeles 2021-2029 Housing Element, Los Angeles City Planning and Los Angeles

Housing Department
Award of Merit: South San Francisco 2040 General Plan, “Shape SSF”, City of South San Francisco
Award of Excellence: Not Just Another Housing Crisis Band-Aid: Downtown Bishop Specific Plan & Mixed-Use Overlay and Environmental Impact Report, City of Bishop Planning Department + Alta Planning & Design, Inc. + Helix Environmental Planning

Resilience and Sustainability
Award of Merit: Mariposa County Merced River Trail Vision Plan, Mariposa County Planning Department
Award of Excellence: Los Angeles Countywide Parks Needs Assessment Plus (PNA+), Los Angeles County Department of Parks and Recreation

Transportation Planning
Award of Merit: Lompoc Streetscape Multimodal Improvement Plan, City of Lompoc Planning Division, Caltrans District 5, RRM Design Group, Toole Design
Award of Excellence: Glendale Citywide Pedestrian Plan, City of Glendale

Best Practices
Award of Merit: Other-to-Residential Toolkit, Southern California Association of Governments (SCAG)
 Implementation (Large)
Award of Excellence: Napa Sonoma ADU Center
Grassroots Initiative
Award of Merit: How East Los Moves: Creative, Custom, People-Powered Transit!, Public Matters
Award of Excellence: Willard Safe Streets, Santa Ana Active Streets & Willard Neighborhood Association

Public Outreach
Award of Merit: KCCTOD Study Zines, City of Fresno Long Range Planning Division
Award of Excellence: Build Better SD: Imagine Public Spaces, City of San Diego

Urban Design
Award of Merit: San Jose Berryessa BART Urban Village, City of San Jose
Award of Excellence: Verdugo Wash Visioning, City of Glendale

Planning Agency
Award of Excellence: Regional Housing Technical Assistance Program, Association of Bay Area Governments and Metropolitan Transportation Commission

Opportunity and Empowerment
Award of Excellence: Dignity Village, City of Alameda

Advancing Diversity and Social Change in Honor of Paul Davidoff
Award of Merit: ESA’s Commitment to Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (JEDI), Environmental Science Associates
Award of Excellence: Parks Make Long Beach: Department of Parks, Recreation, and Marine Strategic Plan, Long Beach Parks, Recreation, and Marine Administration

Academic Award
Award of Merit: "Transportation Challenges to Healthcare: Evaluating the Transportation Needs of Patients at Saban Community Clinic," Nataly Rios Gutierrez, UCLA: Institute of Transportation Studies
Award of Excellence: A Search Engine for California’s General Plans, University of California, Davis - Center for Regional Change, Faculty Director, Dr. Catherine Brinkley

Economic Planning and Development Award
Award of Excellence: Artsakh Creative Retail Pop-Up Pilot Program, City of Glendale