American Planning Association

North Carolina Chapter

Great Places

People’s Choice Voting Open Now!

The nominations are in and voting is open! For the People’s Choice categories – Great Historic Rehabilitation and Great Public Space – vote between now and 5 p.m. February 24. Vote once every 24 hours and share your favorite projects on social media!

Great Historic Rehabilitation


Great Public Space


Great Places selected for the award are publicized by APA-NC statewide, invited to Town Hall Day in Raleigh, and are asked to speak at the state APA conference. Additionally, winning communities will be recognized at a public event in their community. Past winners have used their Great Place recognition for grant applications, economic development efforts, and public relations outreach. Plus, Great Places serve as wonderful examples of the planning profession at its best.

About the Great Places in NC Awards Program

Great Places in North Carolina is an awards program created in 2012 to highlight North Carolina’s Great Places and the communities and people that have created them. North Carolina is full of amazing places that make this state a wonderful place to live, bring important money and jobs into our economy, and keep our communities thriving. Many people work hard to create, sustain, and improve these places, including citizens, planners, business leaders, and elected officials. This is a chance for everyone to celebrate together! Join us as we celebrate the great achievements of our communities! Want to learn more? Download the NC Great Places Presentation.