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  • Non-APA EventGrowing 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

     

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: Pending

  • APA EventBuilding 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

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: 6 Requested

  • APA EventHealthy 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

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 5.25 Requested

  • APA EventDiscussion 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

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 2.0

  • APA EventWhat 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.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits:


Past Events

  • 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.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Parks Without Borders Discussion Series

    WHEN:
    Thursday, May 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Katie Murphy Amphitheatre, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York CIty New York

    Urban parks and open spaces support equitable, resilient, and sustainable communities. This panel will consider the power of high-quality design to inspire and connect residents and communities. Speakers will reflect on engagement, interagency collaboration, and other processes that ensure that public spaces serve the needs of current and future New Yorkers. Co-sponsored by  NYCxDESIGN and NYC Parks. Please RSVP here.

    Speakers include Justin Moore, AICP, Executive Director of NYC Public Design Commission and Signe Nielsen, FASLA, President for NYC Public Design Commission; Principal, Mathews Nielsen Landscape Architects, P.C. The panel will be moderated by Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, Commissioner NYC Parks.

    This event is free, but seating is limited. Please RSVP here.

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 1.0

  • Emergency Preparedness Fair

    WHEN:
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    11:00 am - 12:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Mid-Manhattan Library, New York, NY

    Learn tips to address emergency situations and disaster preparedness. Attendees receive information on the steps to prepare, prevent and ensure safety before, during and after an emergency or natural disaster.

    Come meet Olivia Maria Jovine, the author of: “Disaster Preparedness NYC: An Essential Guide to Communication, First Aid, Evacuation, Power, Water, Food, and More before and after the Worst Happens.”

    More information at: https://www.nypl.org/events/programs/2017/05/13/may-fair-emergency-preparedness

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Making Sense of Place: Place Theory and Placemaking in Practice

    WHEN:
    Saturday, May 13, 2017
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Higgins Hall Auditorium, Brooklyn NY

    A 1-day symposium on place theory and practice in placemaking facilitated by the Director of the Urban Placemaking and Management program, David Burney.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 7

  • APA Studio Presentations

    WHEN:
    Friday, May 12, 2017
    5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Brooklyn NY

    Join us at Pratt Institute School of Architecture on Friday May 12th for the annual APA Studio Presentations! Planning students from Hunter College, NYU Wagner, Rutgers, Columbia and Pratt Institute will be presenting their studio projects to a panel of judges. Refreshments will be served!

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Exhibition
    CM Credits:

  • APA National Planning Conference - Local Reception

    WHEN:
    Sunday, May 7, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York NY

    The APA National Planning Conference Local Reception is sold out!  

    APA-NYM APA-NJ APA-CT


    Note: All registrations are WILL CALL. 

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits:

  • APA National Planning Conference

    WHEN:
    Sunday, May 7, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York NY

    The Networking Reception is now fully booked. As a courtesy for beginning the registration process before we sold out, we can offer you one of a limited number of tickets at the late registration ticket rate of $50 through Friday at 10:00am.  

    APA-NYM APA-NJ APA-CT
    Important Dates Rate
    Standard Registration Before April 30 $35 Register by April 30 (11:59 p.m. ET)
    to receive the standard rate
    Late Registration May 1–6 $50 Register Online by May 6 (11:59 p.m. ET)

    Note: All registrations are WILL CALL. 

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits:

  • The past, present, and future of housing in Brownsville, Brooklyn

    WHEN:
    Sunday, May 7, 2017
    1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

    About This Walk

    There’s no doubt our city is growing quickly. With New York City’s population passing 8.5 million for the first time, the demand for and supply of housing is vast, and housing in New York City is becoming increasingly unaffordable. Brownsville, a neighborhood in Brooklyn of 1 sq mile has the most concentration of public housing than any other neighborhood in the United States. Join Community Solutions and the American Planning Association on a tour of Brownsville and learn about the fascinating history of a neighborhood that believed public housing could support communities. Hear firsthand from residents, the City, and local community organizations strategies being developed and proposed for the future.

    Speakers will include:
    Ionna Jimenez, Founder, 3 Black Cats
    Quardean Lewis-Allen, ‎Founder/CEO, Made in Brownsville
    Nadine Mahel, Executive Director, Institute for Public Architecture
    Miriam Robertson, Executive Director, Brownsville Heritage House
    Michael Sandler, Senior Neighborhood Planner, NYC Housing Preservation & Development ▪ Neighborhood Strategies
    Karrie Scarboro, Tenant Association President, Brownsville Houses
    Water will be provided. Dress comfortably.


    Walk Route

    1. Rockaway Avenue 3 Stop

      Corner of Livonia and Rockaway Avenue. Across from the Popeyes restaurant.

    How to find us

    We’ll have an MAS sign!


    Accessibility

    Taking Public Transit
    3 Train to Rockaway Avenue and walk 3 blocks north on Rockaway Avenue or B60 to Rockaway Av/Sutter Av.


    About the Walk Team

    Layman Lee, Walk Leader
    Layman Lee is the Placemaking Manager at Brownsville Partnership/Community Solutions.

    Laurence Frommer, Walk Leader
    Laurence Frommer has a planning background and works with homeless at risk youth and those struggling with severe mental illness. Laurence is also a veteran tour guide for The Municipal Art Society.

    American Planning Association New York Chapter, Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee, Walk Organizer

    For more information, visit: http://janeswalk.org/index.php?cID=10418

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Thriving Together: Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit

    WHEN:
    Friday, May 5, 2017
    All Day

    The annual Creative Placemaking Leadership Summit — Friday May 5 at NJIT in Newark – will explore the “how to’s” of creative placemaking, and encourage participants to build their professional networks. It is one of the largest gatherings for people who work to make communities better through art and culture. This year’s event – Thriving Together – focuses on three key themes: creative placemaking that lasts, building strong partnerships, and promoting social equity. Each workshop is being submitted for 1.5 AICP Certification Maintenance credits.

    There are a dozen workshops covering such topics such as:

    · How to begin in creative placemaking
    · Choosing effective strategies
    · Avoiding burnout
    · How artists can lead creative placemaking
    · Getting more support for creative placemaking
    · Building sustainable relationships between universities and communities
    · Ways to grow or maintain high-performing partnerships
    · Working more effectively with artist
    · Engaging diverse audiences in creative placemaking
    · Dealing with systematic oppression

    Learn more or register at www.artsbuildcommunities.com/cpls17

    APA’s Arts and Culture Committee members can get a 50% discount on each ticket. Use discount code: APANYAC

    Thriving Together is sponsored by Northern New Jersey Community Foundation, American Planning Association – New Jersey, with additional support from Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey State Council on the Arts.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 2

  • Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners

    WHEN:
    Thursday, May 4, 2017
    6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Microsoft Flagship Store, 2nd Floor Theatre, New York New York

    The APA New York Metro Chapter’s Diversity Committee with NYCXDesign invites you to Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners.

    Learn new tools:

    • How to market and differentiate yourself
    • Strategies to navigate the system and move up in your career
    • Tips for networking at the May 2017 National APA Conference in NYC

    Bring 5 copies of your resume and extra business cards.

    Download the flyer:

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: