Sasaki Associates awarded APA National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm

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Sasaki Associates, Inc.; Watertown, Massachusetts has been awarded the 2012 National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm by the  American Planning Association (APA).

Sasaki has received the 2012 American Planning Association’s National Planning Excellence Award for a Planning Firm. Sasaki has been recognized for the enduring high quality of our project work and for our leadership in charting the future of planning, including a significant commitment to sustainable design practices.

The Planning Firm Award recognizes a firm for its body of distinguished work influencing the planning profession. APA’s national awards program, the profession’s highest honor, is a proud tradition established more than 50 years ago to recognize outstanding community plans, planning programs and initiatives, public education efforts, and individuals for their leadership on planning issues.

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The firm’s planning process is based on the value of strong ideas, critical inquiry and exploration, and broad public engagement. Sasaki Associates, Inc., has received more than 500 awards from various design and urban planning foundations, including the 2011 APA National Planning Excellence Award for Best Practices in Hazard Mitigation and Disaster Planning for Cedar Rapids’ River Corridor Redevelopment Plan, and a 2011 ULI Award of Excellence for the Euclid Avenue HealthLine BRT Project in Cleveland.

Sasaki Associates, Inc., has a history of regenerating communities with its unique collaboration of engineers, architects and planners. Founded in 1953 by Hideo Sasaki, his approach of uniting planning and design disciplines was pioneering at the time and has created a legacy of significant projects, including the revival of Sea Pines Plantation in 1953, construction of the Charlestown waterfront in the 1990s and the 2008 Beijing Summer Olympics.

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