The American Planning Association's New York Metro Chapter addresses planning issues that concern the physical, social, and economic environment in the metropolitan region encompassing New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. The Chapter represents some 1200 practicing planners and other people involved in the planning and design of the region's communities.


APA-NYM Planning Priorities Letter to Mayor de Blasio

Below is the American Planning Association- New York Metro Chapter's planning priorities submission to Mayor William de Blasio. The Chapter would like to thank all our members who responded to our survey and submitted comments. We specifically want to thank the sub-committee who helped organize this letter:

Michael Levine, AICP
Hilary Papineau, AICP
Robert Balder, AICP
Larisa Ortiz
Kovid Saxena, AICP

We also recognize our partner advocacy organizations: American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Legal Services- NYC (LS-NYC), and New Yorkers for Parks (NY4P), for their input.

View Letter.

APA-NYM Testimony Before the New York State Assembly on Risk Mitigation after Superstorm Sandy, Hurricane Irene, and Tropical Storm Lee (testimony starts at 2:27:30):

APA- New York Metro Chapter Statement Regarding the East Midtown Zoning Amendments View Statement

Position Paper: Letter to Senator Skelos - S.5138 - Consideration of Future Climate Risk

Position Paper: Letter to Senator Klein - S.5138 - Consideration of Future Climate Risk

APA- New York Metro Chapter Presents to RDRC
“Getting Back to Business: Addressing the Needs of Rockaway Businesses Affected by Superstorm Sandy”

Press Release
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Statement Regarding the New Penn Station Alliance
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APA- New York Metro Chapter Position Statement on the Proposed Neighborhood Improvement District for Hudson River Park.
Letter of Support for Manhattan Core Parking Amendment
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Post-Sandy Testimony to New York State Senate
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