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Uri Avin – 2017 Sustainable Growth Award for Leadership & Service


If any urban planner in Maryland epitomizes the term “thought leader,” it is Uri Avin. After more than 40 years of broad and innovative work in planning, urban design and architecture, in government, the private sector and academia, Avin is capping his career, in part, as director of the Partnership for Action Learning in Sustainability, or PALS, a multi-disciplinary program that cuts across almost all academic programs at the University of Maryland.

Awarded in the Leadership & Service category: For activities or accomplishments that advance public appreciation, understanding and/or involvement in promoting smart growth and sustainable communities at the local, regional or state level.

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