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  • APA EventBook Reading: Cassim Shepard of City Makers

    WHEN:
    Sunday, June 24, 2018
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    The Fullerton Center, Newburgh NY/Orange

    Come to this intimate book launch featuring Cassim Shepard and the ever so relevant topic of urbanism. Cassim will share an animated presentation about the examples of proactive urbanism by ordinary people followed by a Q&A.

    Cities are where solutions to the twenty-first century’s key challenges—addressing inequality, fostering political participation, responding to climate change—will be tested. And as cities adapt to new developments in technology, infrastructure, public space, transportation, and housing, so too must urban practices and our understanding of how to effect positive change evolve.

    In Citymakers, Cassim Shepard offers a vivid survey of how urbanism today is no longer the domain of just planners, politicians, and power brokers removed from the effects of their decisions, but an array of citizens working at the vanguard of increasingly diverse practices, from community gardeners to architects to housing advocates.

    Drawing on six years as the editor of Urban Omnibus, one of the leading publications charting innovations in urban practice (launched in 2009 by The Architectural League of New York), Shepard explores a broad variety of projects in New York, a city at the forefront of experimental and practical research.

    Citymakers reports from the front lines of urban practice with up-to-the-minute examples and arguments that reframe our understanding of urbanism. With original photography by Alex Fradkin, the book fuses the rich visual and graphic sensibility of architectural publishing with the informative readability of sophisticated, long-format journalism.

    Revising traditional notions of urban intervention and providing new directions for the next generation of citizen-practitioners, Citymakers is a lasting document of the perspectives driving cities today, and tomorrow.

    The Fullerton Center 297 Grand Street, Newburgh NY 12550
    Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4pm-6pm
    Free and open to everyone. RSVP to thefullertoncenter@gmail.com

     

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

  • APA EventAPA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee Monthly Meeting

    WHEN:
    Monday, June 25, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning Studio, New York NY

    The next APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee meeting will be Monday, June 25.

    Agenda Items:
    -Debrief 5/20 tour
    -A committee Hidden Harbor Tour
    -Coordination with APA Long Island Chapter on a possible tour of Fire Island
    -Fall APA Conference (any waterfront committee involvement)

    RSVP is not required.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • APA EventAPA NYM Economic Development Roundtable

    WHEN:
    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA), New York NY

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee is inviting you to join the roundtable discussion!

    Economic Development Roundtable:

    Do you want to hear about the latest Planning trends in New York City? Do you have something interesting to say about Economic Development?

    Join the APA-NYM Economic Development Committee for a series of conversations with your peers so we can learn from each other about the projects, new theories and trends in Economic Development that we are passionate about.

    Each participant will have the option to lead a short discussion by presenting a 5 to a 10-minute case study and leading a roundtable Q&A.  

    If you don’t want to lead a case study discussion you’re still welcome to learn, participate in the Q&A and join us for dinner.  Dinner will be provided free of charge.

    This is a great opportunity to learn and share the interesting projects (yours or not), current economic development issues or/and your ideas with other professionals. Please let us know if you are interested in presenting!

    We look forward to learning with you!

    DateJuly 12th Thursday

    Time6pm to 8pm

    Location:  Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) at 527 Main Street, New York, NY 10044

    RSVP at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by July 9th (Monday)    — (So that we can know how much food and drinks we should prepare in advance)

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA EventThe Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character with Ed McMahon

    WHEN:
    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    WHERE:
    The Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg NY/Sullivan

    Join us on the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway for this free public program that will offer constructive strategies communities can use to promote economic development while preserving scenic values.

    The program will be delivered by Ed McMahon, a nationally known speaker regarded as a leading authority on sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth and historic preservation. A Senior Fellow with the Urban Land Institute, McMahon argues that while America is a leader in environmental protection, the “special character” of our cities, towns, and countryside is quickly disappearing.

    In this talk, McMahon will address how scenic landscapes are an economic asset and how preserving community character helps increase property values and tourism spending. He will also discuss the importance of guiding desirable development away from environmentally sensitive and distinct places and will explain the tools communities can use to avoid conflicts between conservation and economic development.

    RSVP to info@upperdelawarescenicbyway.org

    or Register online at byway.eventbrite.com

    for additional information please contact:

    Laurie Ramie (845) 252-3022

    Sponsors:  None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 2 requested


Past Events

  • Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, Monticello NY/Sullivan

    Join us on June 20th! Partners from the Delaware River Watershed are teaming up for a policy forum on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure. 

    This event brings together a talented group of speakers and panelists to talk about how now is more important than ever to invest in greener strategies for managing stormwater. From innovative examples to barriers and opportunities, this policy forum will provide the information and tools needed for local decision-makers to get involved and bring more green infrastructure into their communities. Please register at www.nylcvef.org or here.

    Schedule


    10:00 am – 10:15 am –
    Breakfast and Networking
    10:15 am – 10:20 am –
    Welcome
    10:20 am – 10:30 am –
    Opening Remarks
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm –
    Part I: Spread it Out, Slow it Down, and Soak it In
    12:00 pm – 12:45 pm –
    Lunch
    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm –
    Part II: Goals and Opportunities for Planning and Implementing GI in the Region
    2:00 pm – 2:15 pm –
    Break
    2:15 pm – 2:35 pm –
    Part III: Keep it Green – Delaware County Stream Corridor Management Plan
    2:35 pm – 3:00 pm –
    Concluding remarks, Q&A, group discussion, and next steps
    3:00 pm –
    End

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: pending

  • Building Equitable Bike Share in Bed-Stuy

    WHEN:
    Monday, May 21, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    AECOM, New York NY

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on bike share equity in New York City. Hear from representatives from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Citi Bike (Motivate), and the NYC Departments of Transportation and Health discuss their partnership’s successes and challenges as they work to develop inclusive programs and policies to promote equity through bike share in hopes that Citi Bike users will one day reflect the racial and economic diversity of residents.

    Monday May 21, 6:00PM at AECOM’s 125 Broad St office, 15th Floor – enter off Broad St on west side of the building

    RSVP is required for building security – email apanymtransportation@gmail.com

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1.5

  • 5/20 APA Waterfront Committee LIC/Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

    WHEN:
    Sunday, May 20, 2018
    12:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    WHERE:
    Hallets Cove NYC Ferry Landing, New York NY

    As a part of the annual May 20th (5/20) celebration of NYC’s 520 miles of waterfront, the APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee is hosting a 3-hour walking tour spanning from the Hallet’s Cove peninsula to the tip of Roosevelt Island.

    Walking approximately 3 miles the route will explore and educate participants on a variety of NYC shoreline conditions. From one of the original privately owned public waterfront access areas along the Costco parking lot to the brand new waterfront infrastructure of the NYC Ferry. Also visited and to be discussed along the way will be City Parks kayak launches, the Socrates Sculpture Garden, the new Cornell Tech Campus, and the tour will finish at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island.

    RSVP here

    The map shows walking route.

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: TBD

  • 2018 APA Studio Presentations

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    NYU Wagner Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, New York NY

    Please join Columbia University, Hunter College, New York University, Pratt Institute, and Rutgers University for our annual graduate planning student studio showcase!

    One team from each school will present on work completed as part of a studio workshop or thesis project. This event culminates the 2017-2018 academic year, highlights the accomplishments of planning students in the New York Metro area, and offers an opportunity to celebrate achievements, hear feedback from a panel of faculty judges, and enjoy networking with students and professionals in the planning community.

    5:00 PM: Doors and Light Refreshments

    5:30 PM: Opening Remarks

    6:00 PM: Presentations

    Presentation details and presenting teams TBA – stay tuned for more information soon.

    NYU Wagner Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
    The Puck Building, 2nd Floor
    295 Lafayette Street (at E. Houston Street)

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Monthly HNRC Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, May 8, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development, LLC, New York NY

    Join us for our monthly meeting of the chapter’s Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee!

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • 2018 Annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast

    WHEN:
    Friday, May 4, 2018
    8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    WHERE:
    The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, Farmingdale NY

    When: Friday, May 4, 2018, 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM
    Where: The Sustainability Institute at Molloy College, 7180 Republic Airport Farmingdale, NY

    On May 4th, the APA Long Island Section will hold its annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast. Please visit Long Island Section’s website for more information and sponsorship opportunities. Please join us for this exciting event.

    A healthy breakfast buffet will be provided. CM Credits will be requested.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, April 19, 2018
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn NY

     

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    Date:  April 19, 2018 (Thursday)

    Time:  6:30 pm ~ 8 pm

    Place:  Brooklyn Borough Hall : 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 

    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on April 18th (Wednesday) for building security purpose. 

    We will discuss about our potential next events and brain storm study session. 

     

     

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Transportation Trivia Night

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, April 17, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Smithfield Hall NYC, New York New York

    Please join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee in collaboration with Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT) and Women’s Transportation Seminar (WTS) at the 9th annual Transportation Trivia Night on Tuesday April 17, 6:00 to 8:00PM, at Smithfield Hall (138 West 25th St).

    This is a free event to network and flex your transportation knowledge. Teams of up to 5 people will compete for prizes. Appetizers will be provided, with a cash bar.

    Space is limited and this event reaches capacity every year! Register HERE. Note that registration is mandatory and no walk-ins will be permitted.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Open Space Dialogues: From New Perspectives to Action

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, April 10, 2018
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    New York Law School, New York NY

    Join us Tuesday, April 10, 2018, for Open Space Dialogues: From New Perspectives to Action, an evening of provocative presentations and discussion created by New Yorkers for Parks and WXY architecture + urban design. Following events focused on open space value, design, development, policy, and financing, we have a panel of leading parks practitioners, decision-makers, activists, and stakeholders. Our panelists will reflect on the interrelated themes of the series and turn their focus to open space and rezonings. By sharing recent work and expertise, or focusing on our case study, Southern Boulevard, they will answer questions regarding some of the most pressing issues facing our city’s open spaces:

    • How have neighborhood-scale rezonings treated open spaces?
    • What tools have stakeholders used to create and communicate open space priorities?
    • For future rezonings, what opportunities and challeges do city agencies and local stakeholders face in prioritizing parks and open spaces as critical infrastructure?
    • What research or tools can help bolster the role of parks and open spaces in these conversations?

    Adam Lubinsky of WXY architecture + urban design will moderate the evening’s discussions, with introductions by Lynn Kelly of New Yorkers for Parks

    Presenters

    Deborah Marton, Executive Director, New York Restoration Project

    Joe Mayock, Executive Director, Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn

    Everette Hamlette, Bronx-Based Documentarian

    Lucy Robson, Director of Research & Planning, New Yorkers for Parks

    Respondents

    Mychal Johnson, Co-Founding Member, South Bronx Unite

    Tawkiyah Jordan, Senior Planner, NYC Department of City Planning

     

    This event is generously hosted by The Center for New York City Law at New York Law School and is supported by The Rockefeller Foundation.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Waterfront Committee

    WHEN:
    Monday, April 2, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning Studio, New York NY

    The next NY Metro Chapter APA Waterfront Committee meeting is April 2, 2018 at 7PM.

    • Representatives from NYC Department Housing, Preservation, and Development will attend and share some of their agency’s recent work.
    • Also on the committee meeting agenda is to refine CM event plans for the year.
    • As always attendees are welcome to bring snacks/beverages to share

    RSVP is not required to attend.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: