Palm Springs Sustainability Master Plan earns award

The Palm Springs Sustainability Master Plan received the 2017 Innovation in Green Community Planning Award from the American Planning Association, Inland Empire Chapter. As part of a larger team led by Raimi + Associates, Nelson\Nygaard provided input on the Sustainable Urban Development and Mobility Chapter, developed the style guide and branded material used in the plan and …

Student Transit Pass recognized as program of the year

The Alameda CTC Affordable Student Transit Pass Program won the 2017 Sustainable Transportation/Environmental Enhancement Program of the Year from the California Transportation Foundation. The Student Transit Pass provides over 3,000 free and discounted transit passes for students at nine middle and high schools in Alameda County. Nelson\Nygaard has led the planning, launch, and implementation of …

Santa Clara Health Element receives APA award

The Santa Clara County Health Element earned the 2017 Award of Merit for Planning and Health from the Northern California Chapter of the American Planning Association. The Health Element, a first for Santa Clara County, provides comprehensive and consolidated strategies and policies for improving public health. On a team with Raimi + Associates, Nelson\Nygaard led …

East Palo Alto General Plan Update is honored

The East Palo Alto General Plan Update and Westside Area Plan received the 2017 Award of Merit for Comprehensive Planning for a Small City by the Northern California Chapter of the American Planning Association. As part of a team led by Raimi + Associates, Nelson\Nygaard helped prepare a comprehensive update of the City’s General Plan, …

Columbia Gorge Express wins WTS award

A new bus service, the Columbia Gorge Express in Portland, received the 2016 Innovative Transportation Solution Award from the Portland Chapter of WTS. To increase access to one of Portland’s closest and most visited natural attractions, Multnomah Falls, the Oregon DOT proposed a pilot bus service. Nelson\Nygaard conducted outreach and market analysis and worked with …

CNU New England honors Union Square in Somerville

The Union Square Neighborhood Plan in Somerville, MA, won the 2016 Urbanism Award from the Congress for the New Urbanism, New England. To help frame the future growth of Union Square, including a new rapid transit station, Nelson\Nygaard examined all movement and streetscapes and recommended transportation demand management policies and multimodal improvements to prioritize transit, …

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