November 2006 

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New City Awards Program Recognizes Projects That Foster City’s Commitment To The Environment

As the city and downtown Las Vegas continue to grow and take on more of an urban shape, the city felt it should recognize some of the projects that foster the city’s commitment to improving the quality of life. What resulted was the Mayor’s Urban Design Awards program, which will recognize projects that cultivate walkways and streets that are shared public spaces, promote safety, conserve resources, seamlessly link to their surroundings and are pedestrian friendly.

The awards include three categories of entry: buildings and their public environs, public places and public art. Judges will be looking at a number of different criteria including adaptive reuse of space or materials, sustainable design, creative use of common materials and creative application of a theme, among others.

A nine-member volunteer committee will review the entries and make recommendations to Mayor Oscar B. Goodman. The winners will be announced in early 2007.

Applications, which will be accepted until Thursday, Nov. 30, are available at the Development Services Center, located at 731 S. Fourth St., or online .

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