The Urban Land Institute's (ULI) 2012 J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development was recently awarded to Peter Walker, founder of PWP Landscape Architecture in Berkeley. The J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development recognizes a person who has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of responsible development. Walker was the head of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of California, Berkeley; chairman of the Landscape Architecture Department and the acting director of the Urban Design Program at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. His most prominent projects include the: National September 11 Memorial, “Reflecting Absence,” in New York City; Jamison Square Park in Portland, Oregon; the Nasher Foundation Sculpture Garden in Dallas; Sony Center in Berlin; Millennium Park in Sydney; and Constitution Gardens on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.