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  • Letter from the President (5/31/17)

    Chapter members and friends, By the numbers alone, the National Planning Conference (NPC) was an extraordinary event, with more than 6,300 attendees from around the United States as well as 30 other countries. Much of our collective hard work from around the region was on display through nearly 70 mobile workshops and a wide range […]

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  • 2017 National Planning Conference Wrap Up

    APA-NYM is proud to have co-hosted NPC17 this year! Help us capture your favorite moments from NPC17 by uploading your photos to our digital gallery. Follow this link, then click on the “Add to album” icon () from the top menu or upload them to Facebook and tag APA-NYM (@apanewyorkmetro). More than 6,300 planners attended […]

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  • A Note from APA-NYM Chapter President on NPC17

    I hope you share my excitement as we approach the upcoming National Planning Conference (NPC). So much has changed both in our region and our profession in the nearly two decades since APA-NYM last welcomed thousands of planners from around the country for our industry’s premier event. There is no better way to highlight all […]

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  • Noticeable Progress at Hudson Yards

    ​Op-Ed by Ryan Harris, APA-NYM Operations Planning Lead Many planners have been disappointed with the selection of the Javits Center as the venue for this year’s National Planning Conference taking place on May 6 to 9. Located at the far West side of Midtown, the convention center was once surrounded by abandoned buildings. Its poor pedestrian environment […]

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  • LI Section of NY Metro Chapter Marks 20th Anniversary of Arthur H. Kunz Memorial Scholarship

    The Long Island Section of the NY Metro Chapter of the APA recently marked the twentieth anniversary of the Arthur H. Kunz scholarship fund—a program that has become an important tool for professional development in the region. The fund was established to memorialize Arthur H. Kunz, a noted Long Island planner who died suddenly in […]

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  • Reflections from APA-NYM Member Shannon Hill on Studying for American Institute of Certified Planners Exam

    Obtaining the AICP certification is a prestigious and rewarding accomplishment. Preparing for the exam can a seem daunting task. In this article, originally published in the March issue of the Australian Planning News, APA-NYM member Shannon Hill discusses her experience studying for the AICP exam and the various resources she found useful to learn American […]

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  • Planners4Health (P4H) Task Force Update

    Planners4Health is part of the Plan4Health initiative led by the American Planning Association, in partnership with the American Public Health Association, to further the integration of planning and public health. Earlier this year, the Planners4Health (P4H) Task Force was formed to explore and connect the New York Metro region’s intersections of health and planning. The Task Force will […]

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  • APA-NYM Member Shannon Hill Shares Her Experience Prepping for the AICP Exam

    Obtaining the AICP certification is a prestigious and rewarding accomplishment, but preparing for the exam can seem a daunting task. In this article, originally published in the March issue of the Australian Planning News, APA-NYM member Shannon Hill discusses her experience studying for the AICP exam and her reflections on how planning in the US […]

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  • A Message from APA-NYM’s President, Max Sokol

    The countdown to the National Conference is on, with just a little over a month to go. The National Conference will offer a wide range of professional development opportunities (be sure to get those Law and Ethics CM credits!), and our Chapter is fortunate to be teaming up with the New Jersey and Connecticut Chapters […]

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  • Shape the Future of the Planning Profession with These APA National Opportunities

    APA National is invested in promoting stronger communities, shaping the future of the planning profession, and supporting career development for planners. Planning professionals can help the organization make a real difference for individuals and communities in their local Chapters through participating in low-commitment actions and events. Here are some current opportunities for you to get […]

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