Posted in DETROIT, URBANISM by urbanmi on April 17, 2010

The Urban Land Institute chose Detroit’s Campus Martius Park for their first-ever Amanda Burden Open Space Award this morning.

“The award for the park, unique in a city more often characterized by hardship than success, was based on a competition to recognize an outstanding example of a public open space that has catalyzed the transformation of the surrounding community.”

Detroit was recognized over Seattle’s Olympic Sculpture Park, Pittsburgh’s Schenley Plaza, New York’s Harold and Greeley Square Parks, Boston’s Bremen Street Park and Falls Park on the Reedy in Greenville, SC.

Urban Land Institute Press Release