The 2018 Greening & Public Realm Awards vote is now closed. Thank you for voting! Results will be announced in the coming days. (Read 2018 Press Release)
Please join us in congratulating our 2017 Greening & Public Realm Award winners. Thank you to all who participated in this year's online public vote, and thank you to everyone who helps beautify downtown through adding greening and public realm enhancements. View the full press release here.
Small Activated Space
Small Green Space
Large Activated Space
Large Green Space
Streetscape Green Infrastructure
Public Realm Improvement
*-New Nominee in this category
The Annual Greening and Public Realm Awards are an initiative of the Mpls 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 Mpls 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.