Gina Tirinnanzi, AICP, was a founding member of the New Urbanism Division of the American Planning Association. Gina graduated from Purdue University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Landscape Architecture, which was followed by a Master’s Degree in planning from George Washington University, where she discovered the still‐young New Urbanism movement. During her career in both the public and private sectors, she had a passion for implementing the principles of New Urbanism on the site and neighborhood levels. In an effort to commemorate Gina’s contribution to the Division and to further the Division’s desire to spread the word about New Urbanism to our next generation of planners, we established the Gina Tirinnanzi Memorial Scholarship in 2011.
Applications are invited from students enrolled in PAB, NAAB, or LAAB‐accredited programs (both bachelors and masters) and recent graduates from across the U.S. The $500 scholarship will be awarded on the basis of a letter of recommendation from a faculty member and an original student paper or work. The original student submission should be 2,000 to 2,500 words and speak to practitioners about a substantive topic related to New Urbanism and planning.
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