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Awards given for new urbanism

Developers, activists and municipalities were recognized Thursday at the Partners for a Livable Western New York Livable Community awards gala at Lafayette Hotel.

Larkin Square was honored for urban innovation, followed by Canalside, 500 Seneca Street, Lafayette Hotel, Remington Lofts and Riverworks.

Justbike's Justin Booth won in the citizen activist category, followed by Buffalo Niagara Medical Campus's walkability initiative, Olean's Main Street retrofit, developer Rocco Termini and Village of Williamsville Mayor Brian Kulpa.

Buffalo was honored in the government category for its Green Code zoning ordinance, and the Village of Hamburg for new zoning and design guidelines. Village trustees Paul Gaughan, Laura Palisano Hackathorn and Thomas Tallman were recognized.

Former Buffalo News columnist Donn Esmonde and entrepreneur/historian Mark Goldman also received awards for lifetime advocacy.

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