21 Receives the American Planning Association
(APA) Florida Chapter Award of Excellence
Miami, FL (September 20, 2010) - Miami
21 was awarded the Award of Excellence
in the Best Practices category
by the Florida Chapter of the American
Planning Association (FAPA).
Miami 21 was the sole Award of
Excellence presented by the chapter
this year and the City of Miami was commended
for its innovative work and dedicated effort.
“Your dedication and achievement of such a
worthy effort is a true reflection of the
innovation and quality of planning occurring
within the state," stated Awards Committee Chair
The award was presented to the
City of Miami Planning Department at
the FAPA’s annual conference held in Tampa,
Florida on Wednesday, September 15,
The recognition adds to the growing
list of awards by the planning industry in
recognition of Miami 21's vision and innovation.
In May of this year, Miami 21 was awarded the
Driehaus Form-Based Codes Award with
the Paul Crawford Distinction for a
The successful implementation of Miami
21 marks the first time a form-based code has
been adopted for an entire major U.S. city.
The plan symbolizes a major shift in urban
planning and accelerates a growing trend towards
smart growth, sustainability, and efficiency in
city development, growth and planning.
The FAPA Awards showcases comprehensive
and high-quality plans and regulations -- along
with innovative approaches to planning issues –
which serve as models and resources for other
Florida communities. Every year, the FAPA
Awards Program recognizes the innovation,
transferability, quality, implementation, and
comprehensiveness of exceptional Florida
planning projects as the best in Florida