Plainfield 'Vision' Project Wins Another Award

Credit: screenshot, www.www.visiondivision.civicartworks.com
Credit: screenshot, www.www.visiondivision.civicartworks.com
A Plainfield project that let residents take an active role in shaping a plan for the village's future has received a new award.

The village's "Vision for Division" project recently received a 2013 Charter Award for the Best Corridor Plan from the Illinois Chapter of The Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU-IL). 

The village's first online planning initiative, "A Vision for Division" allowed residents to share their feedback on the future of the Route 59 corridor via an interactive website, Facebook and Twitter. Earlier this year, the project won the Community Outreach Award from the Illinois Chapter of the American Planning Association.

According to the village, CNU-IL awards projects and people that support the following principles: “neighborhoods should be diverse in use and population; communities should be designed for the pedestrian and transit as well as the car; cities and towns should be shaped by physically defined and universally accessible public spaces and community institutions; and urban places should be framed by architecture and landscape design that celebrate local history, climate, ecology, and building practice.”

The Congress for the New Urbanism is a national organization dedicated to understanding how the quality of the built environment impacts our daily lives and applying this knowledge to build vibrant and healthy communities. It is the leading organization promoting walkable, mixed-use neighborhood development, sustainable communities, and healthier living conditions. 

Vicky Polito December 05, 2013 at 10:11 AM
Another round of congrats to our fine village admin and staff! Very nice. Our family is very interested in the new shift to semi-urban living, also known as new urbanism, for its goals of building walkable communities with a smaller town community connectivity that meshes so well with requirements and pressures that come from modern living and working, also known as city life! Thanks again to our village for taking this out-reach to the citizens to heart and hand. We LOVE being a part of what's going to keep building Plainfield into one of the best towns not just in Illinois or the Midwest, but anywhere you can name.


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