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.


The APA New York Metro Chapter now offers Chapter-Only Membership for only $49.00 per year! 

Planning Board Members, non-AICP planners, architects, landscape architects, engineers, students, retired planners , community members and others who want to keep informed of planning issues can now do so without joining APA National. 

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APA-NYM Holiday Party Registration Now Live!


Landmark on the Park
160 Central Park West
Tuesday, December 16th 7:00PM

2014 APA-NYM Annual Conference Awards and Awardees

Lawrence M. Orton Award leadership in city and regional planning:
Suffolk County Executive and former Babylon Town Supervisor, Steven Bellone

Andrew Haswell Green Award outstanding contributions to Planning field for at least 15 years:
Ted Orosz, Director of Long Range Bus Service Planning, MTA NYC Transit, Retired June, 2014.

Meritorious Achievement Award for work of unusual achievement in the field of Planning:
Staten Island Planning Committee and Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for Staten Island NY Rising Community Reconstruction Plan.  
Project Consultants included Perkins Eastman Architects, BFJ Planning, and Louis Berger Group.

Meritorious Service Award recognizes work of unusual merit in the Planning field:
Sheridan Expressway–Hunts Point Land Use and Transportation Study by Bronx Office of NYC Department of City Planning, NYC Department of Transportation, and NYC Economic Development Corporation.

Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity:
Arbor House, developed by Blue Sea Development and designed by ABS Architects.

Journalism Award leadership in print, broadcast or web-based media covering Planning:
Andrew Revkin, senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies, also writes Dot Earth blog for The New York Times Op-Ed Section.

William H. White Award recognizes creativity and ingenuity in planning:
Rebuild by Design’s The Big U, a protective system that stretches from West 57th Street south to The Battery and up to East 42nd Street. 
Project Team:  Bjarke Ingalls Group (BIG), One Architecture, Starr Whitehouse, James Lima Planning + Development, Level Agency for Infrastructure, Buro Happold, Green Shield Ecology, AEA Consulting, Project Projects, ARCADIS U.S, and the School Of Constructed Environments at Parsons The New School For Design.

Robert W. Ponte Award contributing to NYC area through economic planning and development:
Adam Friedman, Executive Director of the Pratt Center for Community Development.

Floyd Lapp Award for distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter:
Ryan Harris, AICP, of Jacobs Engineering, is APA-NYM’s Treasurer and
Max Sokol, AICP, of Parsons Brinckerhoff, was APA-NYM’s New York City Section Representative (2012-14) and newly elected Vice President of Committees.
Click here for Awardee descriptions.

NY Metro Conference is Available for CM Credits

Annual Report 2014

Annual Report 2014

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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
View Testimony


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