Outstanding Downtown Community Partner Award

Outstanding Downtown Community Partner AwardJules Bruck, associate professor of landscape architecture in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and Ed Lewandowski, acting director of Delaware Sea Grant’s Marine Advisory Service in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment, received the Outstanding Downtown Community Partner Award at the Revitalize 2016 conference in Wilmington, Delaware, for their innovative project in Laurel, Delaware, to redevelop the town’s commercial district along the Broad Creek waterfront. “Much of their time and commitment exceeds their regular work duties because of their vision for the town and belief in its potential,” wrote Brian Shannon from the Laurel Redevelopment Corporation in nominating Bruck and Lewandowski for the award. Members of “Team Laurel,” including Bruck and Lewandowski, discussed the project during a TED-style talk delivered at the event, hosted by the Delaware Economic Development Office. They were recognized, along with Lee Ann Walling from Cedar Creek Planners, during the Excellence in Downtown Revitalization awards ceremony for their dedication and project leadership. This article can also be viewed on UDaily.