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Stantec wins three Federal Planning Division Awards from the American Planning Association

Stantec wins three Federal Planning Division Awards from the American Planning Association

Annapolis, Maryland, USA town skyline at Chesapeake Bay with the United States Naval Academy Chapel dome.

Awards include Honor, Merit, and Citation levels in the Outstanding Collaborative Planning category

Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been recognized by the American Planning Association’s Federal Planning Division 2023 Awards for three projects. The Federal Planning Division Awards recognize projects that best exemplify the benefits of a federal agency working cooperatively with another federal, state, or local agency to demonstrate the value of comprehensive planning for the greater public benefit. All three Stantec projects were selected for award in the Outstanding Collaborative Planning Category, which communicates how working through a large-scale coordinated effort contributed to the success of the plan.

“It’s a tremendous honor to receive these awards on behalf of the team and our clients,” said Cyrena Chiles Eitler, strategic planning advisor, Stantec. “When engaging the right partners with open communication, I’m always amazed at what communities can accomplish.”

Stantec’s awarded projects are:

Naval Support Activity Annapolis Military Installation Resiliency Review
Annapolis, Maryland
Honor Award for Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project

The military installation resiliency review for Naval Support Activity (NSA) Annapolis was undertaken in partnership with the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County. The review charted a long-term path for sustainability of the entire region by assessing vulnerabilities, risks, and hazards. The community-led project and resulting resilience action plan addresses land subsistence, sea level rise, coastal flooding, storm surges, and inadequate stormwater management.

Maryland Military and Community Compatibility Website and Companion Handbook
Maryland, United States
Merit Award for Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project

Military installations are among Maryland’s most valuable assets and key to its economic growth. The Maryland Department of Planning worked with Stantec to develop a website and handbook to guide planning strategies and communication, while considering strategies for growth and expansion of both the military and surrounding community. The resulting website and handbook provide guidance for state and local governments, military, private sector, and the general public.

Middle Georgia – Robins Air Force Base Sustainability Plan
Warner Robins, Georgia
Citation Award for Outstanding Collaborative Planning Project

The Middle Georgia Regional Commission contracted Stantec to develop a sustainability plan to support community growth and economic viability across the region, as well as preserve military operations and readiness. Public engagement and analysis focused on land use, transportation, airspace, infrastructure, security, economic and community impact, and environmental and cultural resources. The resulting action-oriented implementation plan includes 74 recommended strategies and actions for both the military and local government stakeholders.

Learn more about related projects at Stantec.

About Stantec
Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, a sense of place and of belonging. That’s why at Stantec, we always design with community in mind.

We care about the communities we serve—because they’re our communities too. This allows us to assess what’s needed and connect our expertise, to appreciate nuances and envision what’s never been considered, to bring together diverse perspectives so we can collaborate toward a shared success.

We’re designers, engineers, scientists, and project managers, innovating together at the intersection of community, creativity, and client relationships. Balancing these priorities results in projects that advance the quality of life in communities across the globe.

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