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  • APA EventHousing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Agenda items:
    1. Rezoning panel discussion
    2. Seminar on building air quality (Laurence)
    3. Planning a session on comprehensive planning legislation
    4. Review of new APA policy documents: Hazard mitigation, Climate, Equity (attached)
    5. CLCPA, CMA update

     

    For link contact msickles40@gmail.com

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA EventAPA NYM Economic Development Committee Meeting in Feburary 2021

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, February 2, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Economic Development Committee is hosting the monthly meeting on 2/2/2021 at 6:30pm.

    If you are interested in joining us, please email at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org

    We will send you the meeting link via email.

    Thank you and See you then!

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors:  None

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • APA EventAAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
    Co-Sponsored by the APA Transportation Committee, WTS, and YPT

    Please join the APA Transportation Committee for a salary negotiation workshop facilitated by The American Association of University Women (AAUW). This workshop will give participants the strategies they need to make the strongest possible case for a new job, a raise, a promotion or better benefits. Participants leave with a refreshed sense of confidence, killer negotiation skills and a new support network to help ensure they earn what they’re worth.

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

    Location: Register for the webinar here

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits:

  • APA EventNYC Roundtable: Improving business through open space: The role of open space in generating business activity at NYC's Business Improvement Districts

    WHEN:
    Thursday, February 25, 2021
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    NYC Roundtable : “Improving business through open space: The role of open space in generating business activity at NYC’s Business Improvement Districts.”

    Date & Time:  February 25, 2021, 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

    LocationRSVP required at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org

    The event’s Zoom information will be forwarded via the RSVP email.

    Event Purpose:  

    New York City (NYC) has been grappling with empty storefronts as businesses struggle to stay afloat due to rent and wage increases as well as consumers’ shift towards online shopping. The prevalence of the current COVID-19 pandemic has further made this issue visible.

    The purpose of this event is to discuss the economic and social impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on NYC’s Business Improvements Districts (BIDs). The discussion will follow up on New York City’s Open Space recovery initiatives and whether utilizing open space has helped improve business activity within BIDs. Additionally, the discussion will highlight experiences of BID leaders prior and during the pandemic, explore changes in the real estate market, examine the continuing financial challenges that businesses face, and touch upon the role of urban planning in mitigating these challenges.

    Event Description:

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to weigh heavily on the economy of the United States, state and local jurisdictions are challenged to deal with the economic consequences. New York City’s Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) have deployed creative strategies to help businesses stay afloat during this period by utilizing open space to promote business activity. While the City explores long-term borrowing options to fund critical government operations and projects, the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association, Economic Development Committee brings together a range of experts to provide insight.

    Speakers: 

    • Roxanne Earley, NYC Small Business Services, Business Improvement District Program
    • Kyle Gorman, NYC Department of Transportation, Public Space Unit
    • Evan Sweet, Meatpacking Business Improvement District (Manhattan)
    • Mark Caserta, Park Slope Fifth Avenue Business Improvement District (Brooklyn)
    • Michael Brady, Third Avenue Business Improvement District (Bronx)

    Moderator: Maryam Yaghoubi

    CM Credits: 1.5 credits (pending)

    Committee: APA NYM Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1.5


Past Events

  • APA NYM Economic Development Committee Meeting in January 2021

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, January 5, 2021
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Economic Development Committee is hosting the monthly meeting on 1/5/2021 at 6:30pm.

    If you are interested in joining us, please email at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org

    We will send you the meeting link via email.

    Thank you and See you then!

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • HNRC Monthly Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, December 3, 2020
    12:15 pm

    The normal meeting date is Thanksgiving so we are rescheduling both the November and December meeting which falls on Christmas Eve.

    Agenda:

    1. Discussion on neighborhood re-zonings in preparation for a panel discussion, “Let’s Talk about Re-zonings. There will be a summary of recent and proposed re-zonings and discussion to frame the panel issues.
    2. Virtual walking tours
    3. Update and next steps on CLCAPA and CMA

    Please RSVP to msickles40@gmail.com to receive the zoom link.

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Economic Development Committee Meeting in December

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Economic Development Committee is hosting the monthly meeting on 12/1/2020 at 6:30pm.

    If you are interested in joining us, please email at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org

    We will send you the meeting link via email.

    Thank you and See you then!

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Centering Equity in Micromobility Planning, Policy, and Design

    WHEN:
    Monday, November 16, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Centering Equity in Micromobility Planning, Policy, and Design
    A Conversation organized by Gehl, EA Creative, Insight Civil, and Stantec.

    When: Monday, November 16, 12-1:15 PM 

    Panelists:

    • Quemuel Arroyo, Global Head of Community, Charge
    • Waffiyyah Murray, Better Bike Share Program Manager, City of Philadelphia
    • Shabazz Stuart, Founder and CEO, Oonee Pod
    • Adaryll Taylor, Chief of Staff & Administration, Transportation Planning & Management Division, NYCDOT
    • Dr. Destiny Thomas, Founder and CEO, Thrivance Group

    Moderated by:

    • Anna Muessig, Associate, Gehl    

    Before COVID-19 dramatically altered the urban landscape overnight, cities were experiencing a major shift in the way we move around: tech-based ride hailing, new micromobility options, and autonomous vehicle pilots were deployed to various degrees in cities around the world. The pandemic has simultaneously underscored the inequities present across urban mobility systems and kick-started a paradigm shift for urban streets in New York such as DOT’s open streets programs, outdoor dining, and a surge in cycling. As technologies and trends continue to shape urban transportation, we have convened an expert panel for a discussion on how to center equity in conversations about the planning, design, and policy around new micromobility options.

    Join the APA New York Metro Urban Design Committee for a conversation with the people working to shape this conversation as we ask: How do we make sure that folks that have been most left behind in transit accessibility are centered during discussions about new mobility system planning and roll out? Where has this been done successfully, what have the challenges been, and what strategies can we use to overcome them? What is the role of city agencies, designers, and mobility tech companies in developing more equitable transportation systems? 

    Event Brite Registration link here.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Hindsight Conference 2020

    WHEN:
    Thursday, November 12, 2020 - Friday, November 13, 2020
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Hindsight Conference is an all-day conference in New York City on urban planning through an equity lens. The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified our nation’s structural inequities, as evident in racial disparities in deaths and access to care, rise in income inequality, and layered on top, police brutality against Black lives. This year’s conference calls for planners and policy-makers to channel our public health roots and re-center environmental justice.

    Asserting our vision for the future is necessary to prevent others from taking advantage of crisis to impose their ideologies. Black and Indigenous People of Color; People with Disabilities; Queer, Trans and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals; and other historically marginalized groups, must lead the road to recovery.

    Through two half days of virtual workshops, exhibits,  and panels we challenge attendees to build a future where we all not just survive, but more importantly, thrive. We must strengthen our connections to our ancestral struggles, our historic and present-day movements, and one another, in order to build our health and our future.

    Registration and Hindsight 2020 Conference Schedule:

    Please visit the Hindsight Conference website for registration details and full program with sessions and speakers. Note: 1 CM credit per session – credits pending (60-minute sessions, concurrent by topic/tracks)

    November 12, Day One

    9:45am-11:00am – Opening Remarks and Keynote
    11:10am-12:10pm – Session 1 Block
    12:20pm-1:20pm – Movement Break
    1:30pm-2:30pm – Session 2 Block
    2:40pm-2:45pm – End of Day One Closing Remarks

    November 13, Day Two

    12:00pm-12:15pm – Day Two Kickoff
    12:20pm-1:20pm – Session 3 Block
    1:30pm-2:30pm – Session 4 Block
    2:40pm-3:40pm – Session 5 Block
    3:50pm-4:05pm – Closing Remarks
    4:10-5:30pm – Virtual Happy Hour & Dance Party with DJ Tara

    Please visit the Hindsight Conference website for the most up-to-date information about Hindsight 2020 including the full schedule, program, speakers, exhibiter/vendors, web requirements and other important information.

    Contact Us: Please email us with any questions.

    Sponsors: This conference is sponsored by the APA-NYM Chapter and organized by the members of the Diversity Committee.  For sponsorship opportunities please visit the Sponsorship Opportunities Page.

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • APA NY Metro Chapter Roundtable: Emerging Firms in Planning and Urban Design in the Era of Covid

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, November 10, 2020
    12:00 am

    Emerging Firms in Planning and Urban Design in the Era of Covid

    Tuesday, November 10, 2020 from 12-1:15pm
    RSVP HERE

    Hosted by the APA NY Metro Arts & Culture and Urban Design Committee
    Powered by Buro Happold

    Join the APA NY Metro Chapter for a dialogue centered around the ways the planning community can support and encourage new and smaller firms to flourish, including MWDBE firms. The New York City planning and urban design industry benefits from having a diverse community of firms and professionals offering unique services. With the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic, emerging firms are facing new challenges but also opportunities for more adaptive and creative strategy making for our cities. This panel will bring together representatives from emerging firms to discuss the challenges and opportunities for emerging firms in the New York City region.

    Presentation: 
    Sreoshy Banerjea on the Creative RFP Toolkit 

    Panelists:

    • Celeste Frye, CEO and Principal, Public Works Partners, moderator
    • Shachi Pandey, Founding Principal, MUD Workshop
    • Jae Shin, Partner, HECTOR
    • James Johnson-Piett, Principal and CEO, Urbane Development
    • Georgeen Theodore, Principal and Co-Founder, Interboro

     

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: yes

  • Tech Talk: Managing Uncertainty

    WHEN:
    Thursday, November 5, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join the APA NYM Technology Committee on Thursday at 6pm EST for a conversation with David Wasserman, AICP.

    Uncertainty has always accompanied how we plan our infrastructure, but it has rarely been a core component of decision-making processes. A way forward for public works professionals to better pivot with a changing world is to engage more directly with uncertain futures through scenario-oriented design models for infrastructure planning and design. Scenario-oriented design provides professionals the ability to connect standardized datasets, metrics, and visualizations in one workflow so the connection between high-level design decisions and consequences can be measured and communicated at once.

    Please RSVP to apa.techcomm@gmail.com for zoom details, RSVP will close at 5:30pm EST.

    All are welcome, do not have to be a committee member to join!

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 0

  • APA NYM Economic Development Committee Meeting in November

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, November 3, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Economic Development Committee is hosting the monthly meeting on 11/3/2020 at 6:30pm.

    If you are interested in joining us, please email at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org

    We will send you the meeting link via email.

    Thank you and See you then!

     

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Please join us for our annual meeting:

    Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee Monthly Meeting

    Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM Zoom

    Agenda:

    1. Review of Conference Sessions
    2. Discussion: Brooklyn Re-zonings: Industry City, Gowanus
    3. Walking tours
    4. Plans for next year

    Contact Msickles40@gmail.com for zoom link

     

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 22, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Please join us for our annual meeting:

    Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee Monthly Meeting

    Thursday, 6:30-8:30 PM Zoom

    Agenda:

    1. Review of Conference Sessions
    2. Discussion: Brooklyn Re-zonings: Industry City, Gowanus
    3. Walking tours
    4. Plans for next year

    Contact Msickles40@gmail.com for zoom link

     

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: