WINNER! Activate! for Best of Downtown Award

Friends of Downtown is a nonprofit civic group dedicated to advocating, educating, and celebrating good design and planning in downtown Chicago. For more than 20 years, they have celebrated and honored individuals, companies and organizations that have advanced the quality of life for downtown residents, workers, and visitors.

While not located downtown, Activate! was recognized as an innovative event that brought representation of Chicago's neighborhoods to a broader audience. The Activate! Woodlawn installation was credited with bringing greater awareness to public space disparities and whimsical design ideas to increase play and health lifestyles.

Katherine Darnstadt