During this year’s nominations, the general public will be able to let MDID know which greening projects throughout Downtown Minneapolis are their favorites. To participate, you can submit using the hashtag #GreeningAwardsMpls on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, via our online submission form, or by emailing Info@MplsDID.com.
Nominations will be open through July 31, 2017. Photos submissions of your nominated location are encouraged, but name and/or location is sufficient to identify your green space of choice.
CLICK HERE to see the full list of 2016 winners, which includes 4 first-timers and one location that won a Greening Award for the 7th consecutive year.
The Annual Greening and Public Realm Awards are an initiative of the Minneapolis Downtown Improvement District to celebrate the outstanding examples of private greening and placemaking happening in downtown Minneapolis, and are intended to inspire all to work towards making downtown a greener and more vibrant place. Unlike the world-class park system that weaves thru our city’s neighborhoods, downtown is lacking in parks and green space to support our growing residential, business and visitor populations. We believe if each building in downtown was to place a single entryway planter on their property, the impact on the public realm would be tremendous and the work done by Minneapolis DID, Minneapolis Park Board and others would be strengthened.
By participating in the Annual Greening and Public Realm Awards you can help recognize the properties, businesses, and community groups who have created and maintained greening projects that contribute to a more beautiful downtown.