A few months ago, we asked you for a list of Memphis’ great streets and neighborhoods as a result of American Planning Association’s project to find the best in the U.S. We thought you might be interested in who made the cut. Here are the winners.
Spoiler alert: no Memphis streets or neighborhoods is on either list. That doesn’t mean that we don’t have some that belong in the company of these great ones.
As a reminder, here’s what said about the program:
APA celebrates the first 10 Great Streets and 10 Great Neighborhoods designated through its new national program, Great Places in America. Launched last spring, Great Places in America celebrates places of exemplary character, quality, and planning. Places are selected annually and represent the gold standard of communities. The designated neighborhoods and streets are defined by several characteristics, including good design, functionality, sustainability, and community involvement.
“We salute the dedication and contribution of countless individuals whose efforts have not only helped bring about these wonderful streets and neighborhoods, but have made them flourish,” said APA Executive Director and CEO Paul Farmer, FAICP. “We are honored to recognize their efforts to create safe and sustainable places to live, work, and visit. These Great Places are singled out because they showcase what can be achieved in communities across the country.”