Community News: 1000 Friends of Iowa seeks ‘best development award’ nominations

Iowa Environmental Council member organization 1000 Friends of Iowa is accepting nominations for the 2012 Best Development Awards. 1000 Friends of Iowa established the Best Development Awards in 2001 to showcase development projects and programs in Iowa that best reflect the principles of smart growth and sustainability and to recognize the efforts of the cities, companies, organizations, and individuals that are responsible for these projects.

The winners of the Best Development Awards are models of how responsible development practices provide benefits to the community, the environment, and quality of life for future generations. Nominations must be received by September 28, 2012.

Awards are given in the following six categories:

  • New Residential
  • Renovated Residential
  • New Commercial/Civic
  • Renovated Commercial/Civic
  • Mixed Use
  • Leadership

1000 Friends of Iowa is a statewide non-profit organization founded in 1998 and based in Des Moines, Iowa. 1000 Friends of Iowa advocates for responsible land use in Iowa and supports efforts to conserve and protect our agricultural and natural resources, revitalize our neighborhoods, towns and cities, and improve the quality of life for future generations.

For information on how to submit a nomination, learn more about the Principles of Smart Growth, or find out about last year’s Best Development winners, visit

For additional information please contact Doug Adamson at or 515-473-6373.

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