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6th annual TRB “Communicating Concepts” competition (2012)

S.F. TRANSPORTATION PLAN "BUDGET CZAR" GAME

 

For the S.F. Transportation Plan, we helped develop an interactive online game allowing members of the public to create and submit their long-range transportation spending plan for the city. The “Budget Czar” game was a winner of the Transportation Research Board’s 6th annual “Communicating Concepts with John and Jane Q. Public” competition.

 

2011 Grand Prize, CNU Charter Awards

SAN FRANCISCO BETTER STREETS PLAN

 

San Francisco’s streetscape master plan, known as the “Better Streets Plan,” was one of a handful of projects from around the country to receive a 2011 Charter Award Grand Prize from the Congress for the New Urbanism (CNU). Eisen|Letunic was part of the team led by Community Design + Architecture that developed the plan.

 

2011 CCAPA Best Practices Award of Excellence

SAN FRANCISCO BETTER STREETS PLAN

 

The Better Streets Plan (see previous item) also won a statewide award of excellence in 2011 from the California Chapter of the APA in the "Best Practices" category.

 

2009 NSCCAPA Focused Issue Planning; Award of Merit

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FILLING IN THE GAPS

 

Filling in the Gaps is a graphics-rich primer on infill housing that Eisen|Letunic developed for the San Mateo County Department of Housing. The award from the Northern California section of APA recognizes our firm’s skills in research, analysis and writing, and in creating planning documents that engage both community leaders and the broader public. 

 

2007 NSCCAPA Focused Issue Planning

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ALAMEDA COUNTYWIDE STRATEGIC PEDESTRIAN PLAN

 

The Northern California section of APA gave its 2007 award in the focused issue planning category to the Alameda Countywide Strategic Pedestrian Plan, developed by our firm. The jurors commented that the plan (and companion Toolkit for Improving Walkability in Alameda County) “represent one of the most comprehensive countywide pedestrian planning efforts...to date.” The award is our first as a firm and is of particular significance because this plan was our first project. 

 

2005 CCAPA Focused Issue Planning; Award of Merit

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PROTECT OAKLAND

 

Protect Oakland is the safety element that Niko developed for the city of Oakland’s general plan. This award, from the California chapter of APA, recognizes Niko’s skills in creating “citizen-friendly” planning documents. The jurors praised Protect Oakland as a “beautiful, high-quality document...that clearly conveys technical information in a manner that is easily understandable by the lay person” and called it an “innovative approach to preparing a safety element” and a “great job of revitalizing an often ho-hum element.”