Phoenix Environmental Projects Receive Valley Forward Awards

Sept. 18, 2009

Phoenix Environmental Projects Receive Valley Forward Awards

The city of Phoenix won six first-place Crescordia Awards and five Awards of Merit during the recent Valley Forward Environmental Excellence Awards ceremony. The city won the most Crescordia Awards of any Valley community, underscoring the city’s commitment to environmental excellence and sustainability.

Departments worked in teams on several of the award-winning projects to produce outstanding results for the community.  The award-winning projects and the city departments that developed them are:

  • “Habitat,” the living wall and garden at the Phoenix Convention Center, Phoenix Office of Arts and Culture; category: site development and landscape/urban plazas
  • Civic Space Park, Parks and Recreation Department; category: site development and landscape/parks
  • “Her Secret is Patience,” Civic Space Park sculpture, Office of Arts and Culture; category: art in public places
  • “Bag Central Station: Where Plastic Bags Belong,” plastic-bag recycling campaign, Public Works Department; category: environmental education and communication
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing, a program that promotes product purchases that are better for the environment, Office of Environmental Programs; category: SRP Award for environmental stewardship
  • Adaptive Reuse Program, which redevelops older or historical buildings to ensure future sustainability, Development Services Department; category: livable communities/public policy and plans


The city also won Awards of Merit for the following projects:

  • Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications (shared with Arizona State University); category: buildings and structures/public assembly
  • Passive Solar Light Engine, Office of Arts and Culture; category: art in public places
    Phoenix Convention Center public art project consisting of 10 works of art by national, regional and local artists, Phoenix Convention Center; category: art in public places
  • The Unified Plant 2001 Expansion Completion at the 91st Avenue Wastewater Treatment Plant, Water Services Department; category: Environmental Technologies/public sector
  • Taylor Mall, downtown Phoenix streetscape, Community and Economic Development Department; category: site development and landscape/industrial and public works


The city of Phoenix was also a partner in the development of Metro Light Rail, which won the President’s Award, and Taylor Place, ASU’s downtown student housing complex that won a Crescordia Award.

 

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