Each year the Connecticut Chapter of the American Planning Association invites nominations for its annual Planning Awards to showcase outstanding projects, people and places.

Recurring awards include the Bruce Hoben Distinguished Service Award given in memory of Bruce Hoben, whose selfless involvement with and longtime leadership in the Chapter along with his many contributions to the practice of planning in Connecticut, truly exemplify the spirit of distinguished service.

Register now for CCAPA's 2022 Holiday Lunch & Awards Ceremony December 16th in Middletown. Keynote Speaker: Alyssa Norwood, Connecticut Age Well Collaborative. AICP-credentialed planners will earn .5 CM credits for attending.

Congratulations to 2022's Planning Award Recipients!

City of Bridgeport - "Cutting Edge Code Award" for their user-friendly, digitized code tied to the on-line GIS.  ZoneBridgeport.com

CIRCA "Best Statewide Planning Program Award" for Resilient CT - multi-pronged vulnerability assessment focused on flooding and extreme heat, and identification of climate adaptation and resilience opportunity areas; resulting in concept designs that are commencing in seven municipalities (Ansonia, Branford, Danbury, Fairfield, New Haven, Norwalk, Stratford) with unmet climate change-driven needs

Town of Fairfield -  "Engaging with Graphics Award" for the Post Road Circle Study.  

City of Hartford - Sandy Fry- "The Power of One Planning Award" for her passion of bike- pedestrian planning and traffic calming community outreach in the Hartford neighborhoods. Slow Streets Hartford Project- Hampton Street

Town of Haddam "Exemplary Site-Specific Master Plan Award" for the Higganum Cove Park Project. For many years, planning has gone on working towards their vision of a town park to be used for passive recreation and educational activities while protecting the natural features found in the Cove. In 2021, the Higganum Cove Advisory Committee was created in 2021 to oversee the development of a park at the Town-owned Higganum Cove. 

City of Norwich - "Art for All Award" for the Jubilee Mural -created in celebration of Juneteeth; an excellent example of placemaking

RiverCOG "A Model for Regional Affordable Housing Plans Award"  -RiverCOG spearheaded the completion of the8-30j plans for 12 of the region's 17 municipalities providing them a sustainable framework for addressing housing needs with actionable steps.

City of Stamford "The Paradigm for Local Affordable Housing Plans Award" – setting the ground work for the next era of affordable housing policy. Stamford Housing Affordability Plan.

Prior Year Recipients


Placemaking: City of Torrington, “Franklin Plaza”     ​

Adaptive Re-Use: Town of Windsor Locks, “Montgomery Mill”     ​

Planning for Wireless Technology: Western CT Council of Governments,  “Wireless Communications Task Force”​

Tactical Urbanism: Town of West Hartford, “West Hartford Center – Outdoor Dining”​

RuraI Regional Economic Strategy: Northwest Hills Council of Governments, “Annual CEDS Update and Performance Report” publication ​

Planning with Future Planners: City of Bridgeport – Make the Road CT, “Youth Power Committee”​

Project Planning: City of Bridgeport, “Resilient Bridgeport” ​

Downtown Revitalization Strategy: City of Norwich,  “Bond Program Assessment”​

Watch the 2020 Awards Program


  • Global Cities Norwich
  • The City of Bridgeport- Plan Bridgeport
  • BOROUGH 492 (Hamden Business Incubator)
  • Town of Canton- Plan of Conservation and Development Implementation
  • Bruce Hoben Distinguished Service Award- Alan Weiner
  • Special Chapter Award- Mike Piscitelli

  • 2018




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