Drumroll please…. the American Planning Association (APA) has announced its 2012 list of Great Streets across the country. So what is a Great Street? The APA considers three main characteristics when evaluating contenders:
1.Street Form and Composition – Does the street accommodate multiple users? Does it encourage social interaction?
2.Street Character and Personality – Does the street reflect the local culture? Is it an interesting place to be?
3.Street Environment and Sustainable Practices – Does the street use green infrastructure? Does it promote sustainability?
Pictures and details about hte winning streets can be found on the APA’s website at http://www.planning.org/greatplaces/streets/2012/.