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  • APA EventArts for Public Safety: The 100 Gates Project

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, August 8, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Lucky Jack’s, New York

    Security gates are a necessary evil in New York City. They provide vital protection for businesses against vandalism and theft, but they can also deter foot traffic, impose a sense of danger, and detract from the overall vibrancy of neighborhood street life.

    Since 2014, the 100 Gates Project at the Lower East Side Partnership has been working to transform roll-down security gates into original, engaging works of art. The project has connected artists to merchants to collaborate on original murals installed 100 security gates in the Lower East Side. The gates not only beautify the neighborhood, they also reflect the stores’ identity and promote the work of local artists.

    Learn about this unique collaboration by coming to a tet-a-tet between Natalie Raben from the Lower East Side Partnership, and two participating artists, Gemma Gene and Kim Sillen. The three will discuss the impacts of this project, the successes and challenges of rolling out an effort at this scale, and the program’s future expansion into East Harlem and Staten Island.

    Thanks to Lucky Jack’s for offering $2 off drinks for all attendees!
    Please RSVP: apa.arts.culture@gmail.com

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  • Tour of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm

    WHEN:
    Thursday, July 20, 2017
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, Shelter Island

    The American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter, Long Island Section is hosting a summer tour of Sylvester Manor Educational Farm located on Shelter Island, NY. To register for this free event, please complete this brief form before July 17, 2017.

    Sylvester Manor is a remarkably intact remnant of a northern provisioning plantation colonized by Europeans in 1652. After 360 years of ownership by one family, the property was donated in 2014 to the non-profit Sylvester Manor Educational Farm, which now stewards 236 acres of farmland, woods, wetlands, and numerous structures including a 1737 Georgian Manor house. Sara Gordon, AICP, consulting planner to the educational farm, will lead an outdoor site tour; discussion of the land use and planning actions, with private and public partners, initiated in 2008 by the family’s wish to preserve and sustainably develop the Manor lands; and take a look at the goals, opportunities and challenges ahead as the organization crafts its site master plan. The itinerary will include some or all of the following:

    • Historic core surrounding the Manor house and barns on Gardiners Creek
    • “Burying Ground of the Colored People of the Manor since 1651”
    • “Quaker corner”
    • First-of-its-kind in Suffolk County non-proprietary constructed wetland alternative wastewater treatment system supporting temporary kitchen and restroom facilities in modified shipping containers
    • Grass-finished beef pasture lease operation
    • Windmill Field 4-acre CSA/Retail row crop and small livestock operation
    • 1810 Windmill slated for restoration
    • Lunch from the farm and by Maria’s Kitchen

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  • NYC Facilities Explorer Demonstration

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, June 28, 2017
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    WHERE:
    BuroHappold Engineering, New York NY

    Learn about the new NYC Facilities Explorer (beta), an interactive web map that provides the ability to easily explore the most comprehensive dataset of public and private facilities and program sites on Wednesday, June 28, 2017 at 12pm. This event will take place at BuroHappold Engineering and will also be webcast. More information at nyplanning.org.

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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Crafting Public Arts, Space & Culture

    WHEN:
    Monday, June 19, 2017
    6:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Building on Bond, Brooklyn NY

    Join the APA-NYM Arts & Culture Committee for a tete-a-tete discussion featuring Yazmany Arboleda, an artist and Chief Creative Officer of limeSHIFT, and Philip Winn, Vice President of Project for Public Spaces. Arboleda and Winn will present their work in community engagement in local and international settings through innovative public art projects, discuss how they measure the social impact of their work, and share their insights on how the arts contribute to successful public spaces. Come with questions to participate in this salon style event.

    This is the second event in the APA-NYM Arts & Culture Committee’s Tete-A-Tete program, a bimonthly series that brings together an artist and an urban planner for intimate conversations about their shared goals and objectives. To RSVP for this event or to get involved, email us at apa.arts.culture@gmail.com or visit our Facebook Event Page.

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  • What the Future Holds for Suburban Mobility in Rockland County

    WHEN:
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Rockland Community College, Technology Center, The Elipse, Suffern New York/ Rockland

    This session, entitled “What the Future Holds for Suburban Mobility in Rockland County” will be the third event presented as part of the “A Year of Transportation” program, a year-long series of presentations and workshops.

    This session will focus on how our regional partners rethink street design, and how demographic, climate, and economic changes might transform transportation decisions in the future. An overview of the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan, “A Region Transformed: Building a Long-Term Vision for the Metropolitan Region,” scheduled to be released in the fall, will be provided.

    We are pleased to have Kate Slevin, Vice President of state programs and advocacy at the Regional Plan Association and Alyssa Pichardo, Senior Planner for Transportation at the Regional Plan Association, lead the discussion on these pertinent issues.

    Click here to learn more and for registration information.

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    Event Type: Lecture
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  • Discussion Series

    WHEN:
    Thursday, June 15, 2017
    9:00 am - 11:30 am

    WHERE:
    Theresa Lang Student and Community Center at The New School, New York New York

    In recent years, city agencies have released new guidelines to enhance New York City’s infrastructure through improved design, accessibility, connectivity, and resiliency. This discussion will explore how agencies and their partners collaborate to develop, use, and disseminate guidelines, and the potential for these guidelines to improve infrastructure and enhance the ways that New Yorkers experience the public realm. Co-sponsored by The New School.

    A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP here.

    Featured Speakers:

    Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

    Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks

    Yianice Hernandez, Director of Healthy Living by Design, NYC Dept. of Health & Mental Hygiene

    Nancy Prince, Deputy Chief of Design, NYC Parks

    Nick Pettinati, Project Manager / Assistant Urban Designer, NYC Dept. of Transportation

    Thaddeus Pawlowski, Senior Urban Designer, New York City Department of City Planning

    Moderated by:

    Celine Armstrong, Past-President, American Society of Landscape Architects-New York

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    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 2.0

  • U.S. Census Bureau Local Update of Census Addresses (LUCA) Workshops in Long Island (June 2017)

    WHEN:
    Monday, June 12, 2017
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm

    New York Regional Census Center (Northeast) LUCA presentation. The event is currently scheduled for June 12th at 10am at the Huntington Public Library in Long Island. Below is a link with more information as well as registration information for this free event.

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/local-update-of-census-addresses-luca-american-fact-finder-workshop-tickets-33242271529

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  • Healthy Communities and Placemaking

    WHEN:
    Friday, June 9, 2017
    8:30 am - 5:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Newburgh Armory Unity Center, Newburgh NY/Orange

    The Orange County Citizens Foundation is presenting a daylong conference focusing on the role of active design in planning healthy communities. The conference will begin with a keynote address outlining the roles active design and healthy communities play in placemaking, and will continue with a panel discussion of designing communities for all ages and ability levels.  Presentations throughout the day will include the logistics of planning and zoning for all users, active transportation design challenges and solutions, walk audits of the City of Newburgh, and a discussion of the walk audit experience by previous participants.

    Planners will learn to:

    1) Conduct a “walk audit” to determine whether sidewalks and crosswalks are present and provide a viable transportation alternative to driving in a community;

    2) Write language for comprehensive plan updates and zoning codes that accommodates active transportation;

    3) Identify solutions that work for a wide range of challenging situations, and communicate those solutions effectively; and

    4) Reach out to groups that may be given less consideration in the planning process, such as children and young adults, the elderly, and people with disabilities, and incorporate their needs into the design of their community.

    Click here to register

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 5.25 Requested

  • Building Watershed Resiliency in the Upper Delaware River Region

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, June 7, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Sullivan County Government Center, Monticello NY/Sullivan

    The impacts of climate change and dramatically shifting weather patterns on water resources, public infrastructure and communities are posing new challenges for watershed management in the Upper Delaware River region.

    This one-day workshop is designed for municipal officials and waterway managers who are interested in developing new strategies to adapt to these impacts and build more climate resilient communities.

    Participants will gain an understanding about how increased precipitation, flooding, and drought conditions are affecting water resources, people, communities, and wildlife.

    Examples of innovative approaches to stream restoration, green infrastructure, and flood prevention and emergency response will illustrate how communities in our region are getting prepared for climate change impacts.

    A classroom session in the morning will be followed by an afternoon field trip to the Neversink Preserve for a firsthand view of how cutting edge stream restoration techniques have created more climate resilient conditions along the Neversink River in Sullivan County, NY.

    Click here to register

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    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: 6 Requested

  • Growing Green Cities: Urban Forests & Green Infrastructure for Health, Resilience & Sustainability

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, May 31, 2017
    9:00 am - 4:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Newburgh Armory Unity Center, Newburgh NY

     

    Growing Green Cities is the first full-day conference being presented as part of a new regional planning, outreach, and demonstration project on the diverse array of benefits that trees and other green infrastructure provide for health, wellness, reduced costs for energy and certain other services, and improving the social fabric of urban neighborhoods and other communities.  This program is designed for a broad audience including municipal officials, planners, developers, landscape architects and other design professionals, and people working in sectors including community development, health care, healing and wellness, education, energy and sustainability planning, stormwater management, and environmental and social justice.  Five continuing education credit hours for registered landscape architects (RLAs) licensed in New York State have been approved for this program and credits for planners (AICPs) are pending.

    The $35 conference price includes lunch and refreshments. Register at http://bit.ly/2qG7I5q

     

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: Pending

  • Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast

    WHEN:
    Friday, May 19, 2017
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Molloy College’s Suffolk Center at Republic Airport, Farmingdale NY

    On May 19th, the APA Long Island Section will hold its annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast at Molloy College’s Suffolk Center at Republic Airport in Farmingdale.

    This year’s program includes two panel discussions focusing on the revitalization of downtown Hicksville and the opportunity for smaller-scale multiple- family housing development on Long Island. Speakers will provide an update on the collaborative planning effort is underway by the Town of Oyster Bay and the Hicksville Chamber of Commerce. The LI Section is also happy to host a panel of distinguished professionals who will discuss the gaps and opportunities that exist for small scale multi-family housing options. This an excellent opportunity to earn CM credits.

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