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Sustainable Thurston

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Sustainable Thurston Garners Planning Awards

As local planners and policymakers begin to implement the ambitious Sustainable Thurston plan, folks from beyond the region are taking notice.

On March 17, Futurewise — formerly 1000 Friends of Washington — will honor Sustainable Thurston, TRPC and its partners with the 2015 Local Government Excellence award. The Seattle-based nonprofit’s award recognizes policy or planning initiatives and programs that support the principles of smart growth.

The Sustainable Thurston project and its flagship plan, Creating Places—Preserving Spaces: A Sustainable Development Plan for the Thurston Region, has garnered recognition from several other organizations, including the: Planning Association of Washington/American Planning Association—Washington Chapter (2014 Planning Award, Sustainability Category; State of Washington (2014 Governor’s Smart Vision Award); Association of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (2013 Honorable Mention, Outstanding Achievement).

Here’s another hearty thanks to the thousands public- and private-sector people who put their time into this project.

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