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Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence

2015 Finalists

Five finalists have been selected for the 2015 Rudy Bruner Award for Urban Excellence by a panel of six urban experts. The selection committee will meet again on June 5-7 in Little Rock, AK to determine the medalists. Between now and then a Bruner Foundation team will visit each finalist, gathering information to bring back to the committee. Visit our blog to read about our site visits.

This year's finalists include:


Falls Park on the Reedy
photo: Rosales & Partners

Falls Park on the Reedy

Greenville, SC

The renaissance of a 26-acre river corridor running through the heart of Greenville, restoring public access to the falls and greenspace and catalyzing adjacent downtown development. (Submitted by the City of Greenville.)

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Grand Rapids Downtown Market
photo: Mike Buck

Grand Rapids Downtown Market

Grand Rapids, MI

A new downtown public space promoting local food producers and community events, entrepreneurship, and education about nutrition and healthy lifestyles. (Submitted by Grand Rapids Downtown Market.)

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Miller's Court
photo: Billy Michels

Miller's Court

Baltimore, MD

The redevelopment of a vacant manufacturing building into an affordable and supportive living and working environment for public school teachers and education-focused nonprofits. (Submitted by Enterprise Community Investment, Inc.)

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Quixote Village
photo: Panza

Quixote Village

Olympia, WA

A two-acre community of 30 tiny houses and a common building that provides permanent, supportive housing for chronically homeless adults. (Submitted by Panza.)

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Uptown District
photo: Rien Van Rijthoven (rights owned by Stanley Saitowitz, Natoma Architects Inc.)

Uptown District

Cleveland, OH

The vibrant redevelopment of a corridor linking art, educational and healthcare institutions with surrounding neighborhoods, creating lively outdoor gathering spaces, retail shops and restaurants, student and market-rate housing, and public transit connections. (Submitted by Case Western Reserve University)

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