OIP Honored

Congratulations to Nicole Ewing-Gavin and the staff at OIP for the following:

The City of Tucson recently won the 2014 State Planning Award for Plan
Tucson, the City’s General and Sustainability Plan. Plan Tucson was
approved by more than 65 percent of voters in the November 2013
election.

The award application required addressing seven criteria, including
originality/innovation, transferability, quality, comprehensiveness,
public outreach, role of planners, and effectiveness/results.

Plan Tucson was the culmination of a three-year process conducted by an
in-house team of City planners, in collaboration with a diverse group of
stakeholders to prepare a new General Plan that would serve as a
comprehensive framework for a sustainable future over the next decade.

“While the City is honored to have received this award in a field of
other worthy general plans, the award really belongs to the entire
community, including all the members of the public who so generously
shared their time, ideas, and knowledge over several years to help craft
the Plan's goals and policies that address the many elements that
contribute to a vital and livable community,” said Nicole Ewing-Gavin,
director of the Office of Integrated Planning. 

The award was presented during the American Planning
Association, Arizona Chapter, Annual Planning Conference Awards
Luncheon.