Inspiring livable communities.

We believe in promoting the building of sustainable places through education and design.

Seaside started in 1980 with an idea for a compact, walkable community and inspired new thinking about planning and design now known as New Urbanism. The Seaside Institute offers strategically designed educational programs and symposia that bring together residents, visitors, architects and scholars to share ideas for building and supporting livable communities. The Institute’s three core tenets—Sustainability, Connectivity, Adaptability—working together to expand the lessons of New Urbanism and develop new strategies for a rapidly changing world.

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Inspiring livable communities.

We believe in promoting the building of sustainable places through education and design.

Seaside started in 1980 with an idea for a compact, walkable community and inspired new thinking about planning and design now known as New Urbanism. The Seaside Institute offers strategically designed educational programs and symposia that bring together residents, visitors, architects and scholars to share ideas for building and supporting livable communities. The Institute’s three core tenets—Sustainability, Connectivity, Adaptability—working together to expand the lessons of New Urbanism and develop new strategies for a rapidly changing world.

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The Seaside Prize recognizes individuals and organizations who through design, have changed the way we live. Prize winners are thought innovators in concepts, quality, and character of their industry and considered leaders of Contemporary Urban Development and Education, who have made their vision a reality; and ultimately our lives better.
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Learn More about Jeff Speck / 2022 Honoree
Learn More about Donald Shoup / 2023 Honoree

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