Neighborhood Playbook Wins Award


YARD & Company’s Neighborhood Playbook was given the Kentucky chapter of the American Planning Association’s 2019 Award for Outstanding Planning Tool last week at the organization’s annual spring conference.

The Neighborhood Playbook is a field guide for community members and developers that facilitates the activation of spaces with the goal of influencing physical and economic growth in neighborhoods. The Playbook creates more neighborhood amenities where people want to spend time, interact socially, create memorable experiences and connect with their built and natural environment. It allows entrepreneurial developers to explore new markets with lower risk en route to developing authentic, lasting investments. Thousands of people around the world have leveraged the Playbook to enact neighborhood change. The most pronounced local use of the Playbook has been Bellevue’s Old Kentucky Makers Market and Latonia’s Unlock the Block campaign.