Since its adoption in 1996, Landscapes has earned accolades from national, state and local organizations for its originality, approach and effectiveness in bringing growth and preservation together.

1997

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Outstanding Planning Award for Innovation

Recognition at the state level for Landscapes, the municipal grant program Vision Partnership Program, and the Community Planning Handbook as an example of excellence in planning.

1998

National Association of County Officials Achievement Award

Recognition at the national level for Chester County's Landscapes plan for its innovative program which contributes to and enhances county government.

1999

American Planning Association (APA) National Planning Award — Outstanding Planning Award for a Project/Program/Tool

Recognition at the national professional planning level for Landscapes, the Vision Partnership Program, and the Community Planning Handbook as a national example of excellence in planning.

National Association of County Officials Achievement Award

Recognition at the national level for Chester County's historic preservation program for its effectiveness in protecting and sustaining resources in the county.

2001

Pennsylvania Governor's Award for Local Government Excellence for Innovative Planning

Recognition of Chester County's commitment to land stewardship and preservation initiatives through Taking Control of Your Land: A Land Stewardship Guidebook for Landowners.

Dallas A. Dollase Excellence in Planning Award

Recognition at the state level of Chester County's innovative planning and sound land use practices.

2002

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Outstanding Planning Award for a Special Community Service

National Association of County Officials Achievement Award— Brandywine Battlefield Protection Strategies

Recognition at the national level for the effectiveness of strategies identified to save the battlefield.

2004

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Outstanding Planning Award for a Tool

Recognition of the County's assistance to municipalities with the publication of the Cluster Design Guide - A Practical Guide for Effective Cluster Subdivision Design.

2005

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Outstanding Planning Award for Open Space Planning

Recognition of the County's publication Guide for Municipalities to Protect Open Space.

2008

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Award for Planning Excellence for Best Practices — Trail and Path Planning: A Guide for Municipalities

Recognition of the guide's usefulness in facilitating trail and path planning at the municipal level.

2010 award2010

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Planning Excellence Award

Recognition of the County's public outreach process used in developing Landscapes2, Chester County's Comprehensive Plan.

2013

Greater Valley Forge Transportation Management Association (GVFTMA) Sustainability Award — Bronze Level

Recognition of the County's sustainable transportation planning program.

2015

GVFTMA Sustainability Award — Silver Level

Recognition of the County's Public Transportation Plan, an element of Landscapes2.

2016

2016 awardGVFTMA Sustainability Award — Diamond Level (Highest level awarded)

Recognition of the County's diversity in transportation choices, including the Chester Valley Trail and the shuttle service between West Chester and the Exton train station. Chester County is the first county to receive this distinction.

Pennsylvania Chapter APA Best Outreach Program

Recognition of the effective outreach achieved through the County's Pipeline Information Center that promotes pipeline safety through the sharing of information on proposed projects.

DVSGA Smart Policy = Smart Growth Award

Recognition of the County's commitment to Smart Growth practices by providing funding of municipal planning programs through the County Vision Partnership Program.

Preservation Pennsylvania Chairman's Award

Recognition of the exceptional leadership provided by the County to the Brandywine Battlefield Task Force in its efforts to plan regionally for a complex cultural landscape and provide municipal and public outreach about the importance of the battlefield and preservation opportunities.