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  • APA EventHNRC Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, February 22, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Location:Manatus Development, 515 Madison Avenue New York New York 10022, Please RSVP to Martha Sickles, msickles40@gmail.com. Topics: Anti-displacement forum, Brownsville Tour, Impact of Changing Federal Policies and Budgets.

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    Event Type: Other
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  • APA EventAPA NY-Metro Chapter: Waterfront Zoning 101

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, February 28, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

    AICP CM Credits: 1.5

    This event is Sold Out!

    The Waterfront Committees of the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association (APA-NYM) is excited to host “NYC Waterfront Zoning 101”, a professional education session on the nuances and regulatory guidance to complying with waterfront zoning in NYC.

    Planners and architects doing projects and supporting community visioning along NYC’s waterfront will benefit from learning how to apply the zoning regulations directly from the team that wrote the regulations and oversees waterfront zoning compliance.

    Program:

    6-6:15:

    • Registration/Networking

    6:15-6:20:

    • Robert Balder, ED of Cornell AAP NYC and Chair of the APA Waterfront Committee – Welcome

    6:20-6:30:

    • Michael Marrella, Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning at New York City Department of City Planning – Provide background and update on NYC Comprehensive Waterfront Plan

    6:30-7:10:

    • Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director Urban Design Office at NYC Department of City Planning – to present waterfront zoning regulations, public access requirements, and bulk requirements

    7:10-7:25:

    • Nilus Klingel, Urban Designer at NYC Department of City Planning – to present what resiliency related changes to NYC zoning in NYC

    7:25-7:45:

    • Audience Q & A

    Please RSVP here

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/apa-ny-metro-chapter-waterfront-zoning-101-tickets-31484968388

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5

  • APA EventLattes with Leaders featuring Jerry Salama

    WHEN:
    Friday, March 3, 2017
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for this session (3/3 with Jerry Salama).

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Other
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  • APA EventLattes with Leaders featuring Ariella Maron

    WHEN:
    Monday, March 6, 2017
    1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for the featured speaker you are interested in (3/6 with Ariella Maron).

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    Event Type: Other
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  • APA EventPanel discussion on impact of BIDS on NYC

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, March 7, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Parsons Brinckerhoff, New York NY

    APA-NYM’s Economic Development Committee hosts a panel discussion with Business Improvement Districts managers from 5 Borough in NYC to discuss how BIDs have impacted their communities and the successes they’ve experienced with a question and answer session to follow. The discussion focuses on the importance BIDs play in neighborhood placemaking across the New York City area as well as the opportunities and constraints they have based on their scale and neighborhood conditions. Panel members TBA.

    Sponsors:  None

    Event Type: Discussion
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  • APA EventLattes with Leaders featuring Carter Craft

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, March 8, 2017
    3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for the featured speaker you are interested in (3/8 with Carter Craft).

     

     

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    Event Type: Other
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  • APA EventRural Renaissance: Building Communities Through Placemaking

    WHEN:
    Saturday, March 11, 2017
    9:00 am - 2:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Event Gallery at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel NY/Sullivan

    The Sullivan Renaissance Annual Conference welcomes Cynthia Nikitin from Project for Public Spaces.  The focus this year is on building communities through placemaking and includes a keynote address and a more in depth breakout session.

    The event is free, but pre-registration is required.

    KEYNOTE ADDRESS:  BUILDING COMMUNITIES THROUGH PLACEMAKING  (1.0 HOURS)

    Placemaking is a community-driven process that capitalizes on local assets, talent, and vision in order to foster public spaces that increase quality of life and maximize shared value for all their residents.  In her keynote address, Cynthia Nikitin will describe the qualities that make a great place and make a place great.  She will explain the Power of Ten as a planning framework for small towns and rural communities, the benefits of a Lighter Quicker Cheaper approach to implementation, and how volunteers working with partners and stakeholders can Make it Happen and achieve outcomes and impacts beyond their imagining.

     

    AFTERNOON BREAKOUT SESSION:  PLACEMAKING FOR HEALTHY COMMUNITIES (1.0 HOURS)                                            

    Expanding on her morning keynote, Cynthia  will demonstrate how placemaking strategies and place-based projects contribute to people’s health, happiness and well-being.  Topics to be explored include: increasing access to healthy food, opportunities for play and active recreation, social support and connections, having green or natural environments close to home, and enhancing the built environment to provide appealing, safe, and convenient ways for people of all ages to take advantage of all their community has to offer over the course of their lifetime.  Participants will be introduced to the Healthy Community Places Audit and guided on ways to use it in their own community.

     

    SPEAKER BIO:

    Cynthia Nikitin, Senior Vice President, Project for Public Spaces

    Cynthia Nikitin has led numerous large-scale multi-sectoral projects during her twenty- five years with Project for Public Spaces. Cynthia’s technical expertise stretches from the development of downtown master plans, transit facility and station area enhancement projects, to the creation of corridor-wide transportation and land use strategies, to the development of public art master plans for major cities, and the coalescing of government buildings, libraries and cultural institutions into civic centers.  Cynthia is a regular keynote speaker at public forums, training sessions, and public workshops around the world.  She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and Comparative Politics from Clark University, and a Master’s degree in Arts Management and Urban Planning from New York University.

     

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 2 requested

  • APA EventEnvironmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, March 16, 2017
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    AKRF Offices, New York NY

    Tentative Agenda – EPA & Global Warming  (with Speaker)

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
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  • APA EventLattes with Leaders featuring Kate Sargent

    WHEN:
    Friday, March 24, 2017
    9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for the featured speaker you are interested in (3/24 with Kate Sargent).

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA EventHNRC Panel Discussion:Anti-Displacement Strategies fromt the Community Perspective

    WHEN:
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    Location TBD, New York City

    Sponsors:  None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 2


Past Events

  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    6:15 pm - 7:45 pm

    WHERE:
    AKRF Offices, New York NY

    Please attend our next Environmental Committee meeting on Thursday, February 16th at 6:15pm.

    This meeting will be devoted to assembling the pieces of the approved APA National Committee  Mobile Workshop: “Neighborhood Effects: A Help or Hindrance to Parks?”

    We are in the process of conducting interviews, editing audios and coordinating text and images related to the production of the series of podcasts for the mobile workshop.   We still have a number of volunteer opportunities (e.g. writing web copy, taking photos, etc.) and encourage anyone interested in participating to join us.

    All are welcome and the only prerequisite is an interest in planning and the environment!

    In addition, mark your calendars for our March 16th meeting, when we anticipate having a speaker from EPA.

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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • AICP Student Info Session at Columbia Urban Planning Career Week

    WHEN:
    Thursday, February 16, 2017
    6:30 am

    WHERE:
    200 S Fayerweather Hall, New York NY

    This informational session is hosted by Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) as part of Urban Planning Career Week. The APA-NY Metro Chapter will be presenting information on the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) certification process, including a new certification program for students and recent graduates. Students and recent graduates in the NY Metro region considering pursuing the AICP certification are welcome to attend. Space is limited. To reserve your place, please RSVP to Vice President of Professional Development Alex J. Wallach, AICP at alex.j.wallach@gmail.com.

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    Event Type: Lecture
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  • Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners: Panel, Resume Workshop, and Networking

    WHEN:
    Thursday, February 9, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell University College of Architecture, Art & Planning, New York NY

    The APA Diversity Committee is pleased to host an evening of Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners in efforts to promote diversity in the planning field and to support planners of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and others in career development.

    This evening will feature opportunities to have your resume reviewed and workshopped, learn effective networking strategies, and hear from planners of color in leadership positions in the NYC planning world on the importance of diversity in leadership, and advice for navigating the system.

    The agenda includes:

    • Welcome remarks & keynote speaker
    • Panel discussion on career advancement for underrepresented planners with panelists: Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation; Yvonne Lopez-Diaz, Vice President of Human Resources at HNTB Corporation; Kerry McLean, Vice President of Community Development at WHEDco
    • Resume and Networking workshops
      Bring your resume and sign up to meet one-on-one with panelists and other professionals to receive constructive feedback*
    • Participate in an activity to learn strategies for networking practice in small groups
    • Closing remarks and upcoming opportunities

    This event is free and open to all planners in the New York City metro area, with a particular focus on reaching underrepresented planners. You can RSVP at our Eventbrite page.

    *If you would like your resume reviewed: There will be sign ups for 15-minute sessions with various leaders from different sectors. If you would like your resume reviewed, please bring additional copies of your resume and pens.
    **Note to Attendees: Please bring at least 5 copies of your resume, business cards and you should dress professionally.

    Please visit our Eventbrite page to register and share widely so that we can adequately supply appetizers and drinks.

    Have questions about Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners: Panel, Resume Workshop, and Networking? Contact APA New York Metro Chapter – Diversity Committee

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    Event Type: Other
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  • WHF Women Executive Roundtable

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Location TBD, New York City

    Please join Women in Housing and Finance for a unique opportunity to meet and network with six women executives representing the following industries:

    • Architecture and Construction: Claire Weisz, Founding Principal, WXY Architecture and Urban Design
    • For-Profit Development: Abby Hamlin, President, Hamlin Ventures
    • Finance and Banking: Desiree Francis, Vice President of Originations, Capital One
    • City Government: Louise Carroll, Associate Commissioner of Housing Incentives, NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development
    •  Law:  Meredith Kane, Partner, Paul |Weiss
    • Not for Profit Development: Alexa Sewell, President, Settlement Housing Fund
    Attendees will rotate between the executives in small groups, participating in intimate 15 minute conversations and Q&A sessions with each. The event will provide attendees the opportunity to hear the experts’ take on the state of New York’s housing industry, ask questions about their professional paths and network with industry leaders.
    DATE: Wednesday, February 8, 2017
    TIME: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    PLACE: Nixon Peabody, 437 Madison Avenue (between 49th and 50th Sts.)
    COST: Members: $40  Non-Members: $60  Students:  $35
    RSVP DEADLINE: Friday, February 3rd
    Go to www.whf-ny.org and click on the “RSVP To Events” tab to register.

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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, December 29, 2016
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Manatus Development Group LLC
    515 Madison Avenue, 22B
    New York, New York 10022
    Discussions will include:
    1. The effect of federal policy on planning in the New York City metro area — with specific focus on HUD and EPA, and how changes in regulation, agency rules and implementation would affect the metro area.
    2.  Workshop on the Rockaways
    3.   Walking tour of East New York/Brownsville.
    4.   Anti-displacement strategies and 421A proposed changes.
    For questions and RSVP please contact Martha Sickles at msickles40@gmail.com

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    Event Type: Conference
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  • Gentrification: Finding a Balance

    WHEN:
    Thursday, December 15, 2016
    8:30 am - 11:00 am

    WHERE:
    Lewis Tompkins Hose Firehouse, Beacon New York

    The national discourse of urban revitalization may include aspects of gentrification. Therefore, it is critical to address the impacts of gentrification, understand the needs of the community and provide a toolkit for mitigating the negative impacts. This topic is relevant to many of the urban centers throughout the Hudson Valley based on its connection to housing, economic development, local and regional governance, demographic shifts, infrastructure, education, and regional amenities.

    This event costs $30

    To Register and pay on-line please use this link or email rdegoat@pfprogress.org

    8:30 Registration & Networking

    8:45 Opening Remarks & Introduction

    Mike Quinn, HV Pattern for Progress, Chairman

    8:50 Key Issues in Housing in the Hudson Valley

    Joe Czajka, Center for Housing Solutions, ED

    9:00 The Economics of Gentrification

    Reuben Diaz, Jr.,

    Bronx Borough President

    Introduced by:

    Jonathan Drapkin, HV Pattern for

    Progress, Pres. & CEO

    9:50 Break

    10:00 Perspectives: A Panel Discussion

    Moderator:

    Greg Maher, Leviticus 25:23 Alternative Fund, Inc

    Panelists:

    Hon. Randy Casale, Mayor, City of Beacon

    Ken Kearney, Kearney Realty & Development

    Anne Saylor, Dutchess County Planning Dept.

    Jessica Yager, NYU-The Furman Center

     

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA-NYM Annual Holiday Party

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, December 13, 2016
    7:00 pm

    WHERE:
    New York City Fire Museum, New York NY

    The American Planning Association – New York Metro Chapter, NYC City Section, SRC, YPG invite you to join us for our annual Holiday Party at the New York City Fire Museum on December 13th, 2016 at 7:00 PM. This annual event is attended by planners across the region for an evening of laughter and conversation.

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    Event Type: Party
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  • 2016 Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference

    WHEN:
    Thursday, December 8, 2016
    8:00 am - 6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    New York State Judicial Institute at Pace Law School, White Plains NY

    The Land Use Law Center is pleased to announce our 15th annual Alfred B. DelBello Land Use and Sustainable Development Conference. Scheduled for Thursday, December 8, 2016, this year’s conference theme is the Economics and Equity of Sustainable Development.

    We invite you to spend the day at this educational event, with more than 250 attorneys, business professionals, and local leaders in attendance to learn about national, regional, and local innovations, challenges, and best practices.

    The Center is pleased to announce that this year’s morning keynote presenter will be Vicki Been, Commissioner, New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development. The afternoon keynote address will be given by Doug Farr, FAIA, LEED AP, national leader in designing sustainable neighborhoods and buildings.

    Conference participants can earn CLE, APA-CM, and New York State planning and zoning training credits.

    NEW THIS YEAR:
    On Wednesday, December 7th, the Center will be hosting a dinner to allow conference attendees and sponsors an opportunity to add to their conference experience and network with conference presenters and to honor our Founder’s Award recipient Robert Feder, Esq. from Cuddy & Feder.

    Find more information and register here!

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  • Rockland Municipal Planning Federation fall Certification Course: Session II

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, November 29, 2016
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Town of Ramapo Town Hall, Suffern NY

    Rockland Municipal Planning Federation fall Certification Course, Session II, will be held on Tuesday, November 29, 2016.

    All planning and zoning board of appeals members are required to attend this session every two years.  This course will provide training hours, which can be used to attain the State-mandated four-hour annual training requirement for planning and zoning board of appeals members.  The course is FREE and will be held at the Town of Ramapo Town Hall, 237 Route 59, Suffern, NY from 7-10 PM.

    The Federation will also apply for CLE credits for attorneys after the completion of the course.

    Please make sure to register in advance if you wish to attend by contacting Arlene Miller at MillerA@co.rockland.ny.us or 364-3448.

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    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Other
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  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, November 17, 2016
    6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    WHERE:
    AKRF Offices, 7th Floor, New York NY

    apasustainableJoin us at our next Environmental Committee meeting: Thursday, Nov. 17 from 6 – 7:15 p.m.

    AGENDA:

    I.     PRESENTATION/DISCUSSION TOPIC:   HUD’S Sustainable Communities: An Experiment in Inter-Agency Planning we can’t afford to lose.

     Sustainability Manager Larry McAuliffe will present the strengths of the 2014 HUD Sustainable Communities Program. 

    HUD’s  Sustainable Communities,– is a unique, advantageous, collaboration of federal agencies that grew out of post recession funding to encourage inter-agency projects.  McAuliffe explains the case study of the Transit Oriented Development along the regional commuter rail network of NY & Connecticut.

    Following the presentation we will discuss the program and strategize how our APANY Metro chapter can help urge our new Congress to revisit funding for continuation of the program.

    II.     Environmental Committee Website:    Discussion on how we can make our committee site   more engaging with photos, interesting articles and an active forum.

    III.    Planning for Next Meeting:     Discuss potential speakers in the works; suggest others;  identify dates

    iV.     New Business:

    All are welcome to participate.

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