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 1,400 practicing planners and other people involved in the planning and design of the region's communities.


Third Annual APA/ASLA/AIA Joint Conference - June 12th, 2015

"Community Engagement in the Design Process"
The June Conference is an annual one-day interdisciplinary event jointly organized by the New York Metro Chapters of the American Planning Association (APA), American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Now in its third year, the 2015 Conference will explore the role played by community groups in collaborative planning and design processes.

This event will investigate how design professionals, public sector agencies, non-profits and related organizations can effectively engage the public to inform context-specific decision-making for the betterment of projects. Participants will hear from experienced practitioners and stakeholders in a morning panel discussion. The afternoon session will examine case studies and end with an insightful guided tour of a project site.

The event will be highlighted by keynote speeches from (1) Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, and (2) Nilda Mesa, Director of the Mayor's Office of Sustainability.

Space is limited, and early bird registration fees are in effect until June 1st, so register now! (6 CM credits anticipated)

For more information and registration, visit

Sponsorships are available at Platinum ($3,000), Gold ($1,000) and Silver ($500) levels.
Contact Maxwell Sokol, AICP ( for more information.

All Sponsorships include:
E-Newsletter Announcements of the Event: Logo/link with special acknowledgment in all chapter e-mailings
Event Webpage: Logo/link acknowledgment on event webpage
At the Event: Logo on opening slide presentation and/or in program
Platinum and Gold Sponsorships also include: At the Event: Table for product display or printed materials.
Platinum Sponsorships also include: At the Event: Acknowledgment in introductory remarks.


APA Region 1 2015 Conference - June 24 - 26, 2015


Save the Date - APA New York Metro 2015 Conference - Friday October 30, 2015

Submit proposals for conference sessions by Friday June 5, 2015
We are asking you to help determine the content of APA New York Metro Chapter's 2015 Conference, Shaping the New York Metropolitan Region: Planning Innovations and Disruptors: propose a presentation, session, or panel discussion.

Please submit your proposal here.


Hudson Square is making places for people - Thursday June 4, 2015
A free AICP Certification Maintenance event (3.75 CM-credits, pending approval) hosted by the Urban Design Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter.

See the announcement below for further information and registration details.

  Announcement: Hudson Square Talk + Walk


We are pleased to announce that the Live Well Kingston coalition, in partnership with the the APA NY Metro Chapter, has received a $125,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease-lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods.

"As a founding Live Well Kingston sponsor, and an organization dedicated to helping keep our community healthy, HealthAlliance is pleased to have partnered with all the organizations that submitted and received this important grant," said HealthAlliance Chief Strategy Officer Josh Ratner. "Part of the grant money will support HealthAlliance's Community Heart Health Coalition initiatives. The coalition is integrally involved with creating and implementing community programs and structuring environmental and policy changes that help build a healthier community."

  Press Release: Live Well Kingston - Plan4Health Grant Announcement


Comments to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on Phase One Straw Proposal for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)

  Position Statement: Phase One Straw Proposal for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)


Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning

  Position Statement: Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning