Rejuvenating a major traffic artery in San Francisco and bringing it back to its former glory was also a touchy subject around the City By The Bay, and the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency chose to reach out to the people involved to help come up with a plan. The Van Ness Improvement Project is still going on, and the P2 process MUNI used was the first recipient of IAP2 USA's Core Values Award for Creativity and Innovation.
And community planning on First Nations often fails to meet the needs of the people it's supposed to serve, if the process is based in a colonial paradigm. The School of Community and Resource Planning (SCARP) at the University of British Columbia recently partnered with the Musqueam Indian Band -- traditional inhabitants of the land where UBC sits -- to develop the Indigenous Community Planning Program. This Master's degree program equips students for working with First Nations to plan their communities in ways that are truly "home-grown". The program received the IAP2 Canada 2016 Core Values Award for Indigenous Engagement.
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