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  • APA EventProfessional 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
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  • APA EventAPA National Planning Conference - Local Reception

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

    WHERE:
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York NY

    Save the date for the APA National Planning Conference Local Reception on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 6:30–8:30pm. Join us for an amazing evening at The New York Public Library’s historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

    The New York Public Library
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building
    Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street New York City
    Please use the Fifth Avenue entrance.

    Hosted by APA-NYM, APA-NJ, APA-CT
    Academic Parnter: Rutgers University
    Corporate Partner: WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff
    Supporters: Milone & MacBroom and Shipman & Goodman

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA EventAPA National Planning Conference - Local Reception

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

    WHERE:
    Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York NY

    Join planners, like-minded professionals, friends, and guests from across the country at a networking party for the planning community featuring an open beer & wine bar, hor d’oeuvres, and live music from Aisle Five Band. The APA National Planning Conference Local Reception will take place on Sunday, May 7th, 2017 from 6:30–8:30pm at The New York Public Library’s historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
    Entry to this event includes wine, beer, and hors d’oeuvres.

    This event is open to all, even if you are not attending the National Planning Conference!

    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)
    In-person Registration
    (pending ticket availability)
    May 6 — all day $50 In-person registration at
    the Local Host Committee booth
    at Javits Center

    Note: All registrations are WILL CALL. 

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Party
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  • APA EventAPA 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!

    Networking and refreshments start at 5pm, event at 6pm and more networking and refreshments after the event from 9-10pm!

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Exhibition
    CM Credits:

  • Non-APA EventMaking 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 EventArthur 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. Download the flyer for more information.

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    Event Type: Other
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Past Events

  • 2017 Transportation Trivia

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, April 18, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Smithfield Hall, New York New York

    Join us for the 8th Annual Transportation Trivia for your chance to win fabulous prize. This event will feature complimentary appetizers and happy hour drink specials. Pre-registration is mandatory. Absolute no walk-ins will be permitted. Click here to register for this event.

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Freshkills Park: Cultivating Arts into an Organization's Framework!

    WHEN:
    Monday, April 17, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Building on Bond, Brooklyn NY

    Please join us in our inaugural tete-a-tete discussion featuring Freshkills Park Park Administrator Eloise Hirsch and Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants, Mariel Villere. Together, they will discuss the tools and logistical processes used to create the Freshkills Park arts program, and the unforeseen obstacles experienced during the program’s inception. Freshkills Park is the largest park built in New York City since the 19th century, transforming a former landfill into a 2,200-acre public park on Staten Island. The intimate salon-like conversation will focus on their journey for incorporating arts as a tool for Park activation, reclamation, and engagement, and will examine those who shaped this goal, from patrons to artists to stakeholders and park/city administration.

    This is the launch of the APA Urban Design & Arts & Culture Committee’s Tete-A-Tete series that focuses on intimate conversations about art and planning. To share ideas or get involved, email apa.arts.culture@gmail.com

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
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  • Rethinking our Streets: A Regional Partner's Perspective

    WHEN:
    Thursday, April 13, 2017
    7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

    This session will focus on streets, which are a vital part of livable, attractive communities. Everyone, regardless of age, ability, income, race, or ethnicity, ought to have safe, comfortable, and convenient access to community destinations and public places – whether walking, driving, bicycling, or taking public transportation. But too many of our streets are designed only for speeding cars or creeping traffic jams.  

    This educational session will be held on April 13, 2017 from 7-9 PM at Rockland Community College.  This session, entitled “Rethinking our Streets: A Regional Partner’s Perspective” will be the second event presented as part of the “A Year of Transportation” program, a year-long series of presentations and workshops.  

    We are pleased to have Gautam Mani, Community Planner at the New York State Department of Transportation, Shannon Purdy, Highway Safety Specialist at the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (Region 2), and Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign, lead the discussion.

    Please RSVP to Arlene Miller, (845) 364-3448 or millera@co.rockland.ny.us to reserve your spot.

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5 requested

  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, April 6, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    WHERE:
    AKRF Offices, New York NY

    Part work session, part opportunity to learn more about, our mobile workshop.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
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  • Sea Level Rise: From Risk to Resilence

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, April 5, 2017
    6:30 pm - 9:15 pm

    WHERE:
    Reckson Auditorium, White Plains New York/Westchester County

    Westchester Municipal Planning Federation Second Session of Annual Land Use Training Institute         www.wmpf.org

    Date/Time: Wednesday, April 5th, 6:30 pm – 9:15 pm

    Place: Reckson Auditorium, 360 Hamilton Avenue, White Plains, N.Y.  –  Parking Available Across the Street  Register by March 31st – www.wmpf.org

    Participants/Topics: Kytt McManus from CIESIN at Columbia/  & Anjali Sauthoff with Westchester County GIS –Discussing sea level rise modeling and risk assessment

    Frank Fish, BFJ Planning and Scenic Hudson – Case Study City of Beacon NY

    NYC Waterfront Director- Michael Morella- Discussing NYC adaptation initiatives

    Village of Mamaroneck- Local Approach to Sea Level Rise (SLR findings and recommendations)

    Panel Discussion/ Q & A

     

     

     

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    Event Type: Lecture
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  • APA Waterfront Committee Monthly General Meeting

    WHEN:
    Monday, April 3, 2017
    6:45 pm - 8:00 pm

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

    The April meeting of the APA Metro-Chapter Waterfront Committee is scheduled for April 3, 2017 at the Cornell Art, Architecture, and Planning Studio in Lower Manhattan (26 Broadway, Floor 20). Join us to discuss coordination of summer waterfront committee events; monthly recap of significant waterfront developments; and to enjoy some wine and cheese with fellow APA members.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
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  • Big Data, Urban Data

    WHEN:
    Friday, March 31, 2017
    5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Columbia University, Avery Hall, Wood Auditorium, New York NY

    Big Data is the term being used to describe a wide spectrum of observational or “naturally-occurring” data generated through transactional, operational, planning and social activities that are not specifically designed for research. Due to the structure and access conditions associated with this data, research and analysis of this data becomes significantly complicated. New sources of Big Data are rapidly emerging as a result of technological, institutional, social, and business innovations.

    The New York Metro chapter of the American Planning Association Student Representative Committee is hosting a gathering of urban data analysts and enthusiasts.  We shall discuss the emerging sources of Big Data, the use of this data in urban research, and the challenges that arise in this use. Join us for a series of presentations followed by a panel discussion surrounding the topic of big data and how it can be used to better understand the urban environment.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Expert Panel: Community Perspectives on Anti-Displacement Strategies

    WHEN:
    Thursday, March 30, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us and a panel of distinguished experts for a night of discourse and debate on anti-displacement strategies in vulnerable communities. As affordability of housing throughout NYC declines, rent pressures in previously affordable low/moderate income neighborhoods have increased, resulting in widespread fear of the displacement of current residents and of major shifts in the socio-economic profiles of communities. In response, both local communities and the City of NY have been calling for and, in some instances, implementing anti-displacement strategies. This panel will consider: strategies communities have proposed; what strategies are being proposed and/or implemented by the City and State; an assessment of the success of these strategies to date; and what needs to be done in the future.

    Program:

    Collective for Community, Culture and the Environment’s research and activities relating to displacement: Moderator: Eva Handhardt

    ANHD, Furman Center and Pro-Publica’s research and maps on displacement risks and strategies:Presenter – Barika Williams, Deputy Director Association for Neighborhood Housing Developers (ANHD)

    Panel discussion on community experiences relating to anti-displacement strategies in Chinatown in Manhattan, East New York in Brooklyn and Jerome Ave. in the Southwest Bronx.

    Panelists:

    Cathy Dang, Executive Director, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

    Humberto Martinez, Community Development Project Manager, Cypress Hills LDC

    Sheila Garcia, Deputy Director of Housing Organizing, Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)

    The panel will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm at the Pratt Institute at 144 West 14th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue.

    2 AICP CM Credits

    Registration is requested in advance at this link. The event is free.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

  • Financing Mixed-Use and TOD: What Planners Need to Know. Presented by Kevin Dwarka, JD, PHD

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, March 29, 2017
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    VHB, Hauppauge NY

    The APA Long Island Section is hosting an exciting and informative professional development seminar focused on the nuts and bolts of financing mixed-use and Transit-Oriented Development (TOD). Examples from the region will help to clearly convey the often complex structures of capital financing, tax credits, pro-forma review and market analysis. Kevin Dwarka, JD, PhD will draw on his 20 years of experience, insight and knowledge in the field of community development and economics, to provide a planners with a better understanding of how mid-large mixed-use and TOD projects are financed.

    Refreshments will be served / 2 CM credits are being requested
    Registration is FREE, but please RSVP to seanapalisection@gmail.com before March 24, 2017, as seating is limited.
    Visit www.apalongisland.org for more details.

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Student Planners' Tour - Have You Met Newark?

    WHEN:
    Saturday, March 25, 2017
    1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Newark Penn Station, Newark NJ

    The Have You Met Newark? tour group will run a special, planners focused tour of Newark, New Jersey, for urban planning students in the New York Metro area and New Jersey. This event will be free to all students (travel not included). For those coming from Rutgers University, please contact Ryan Cote at cotedc5@gmail.com if you would like to come north on NJ Transit as a group.

    If you are coming from New York please feel free to meet us at in World Trade Center Transit Hub by 12:20 PM. We will be located right outside the Apple store and will take the 20 min path ride to Newark where we will start our Newark exporation! And if you do prefer to meet us at the WTC please email Ryan at cotedc5@gmail.com so that you can be added to the list of travelers, and not forgotten!

    This walking tour will visit various shops, restaurants, parks, the library and more. We will talk to various shop owners and other community leaders about how New Jersey’s largest city Newark is revitalizing itself through planning, and various other initiatives. It will be a great opportunity to experience this unique city, just a 25 minute NJT Train or PATH ride from Manhattan (seriously, thats it!).

    The tour will conclude with an optional happy hour at a Newark bar.

    Our tour will be led by Rutgers MRCP alum, Emily Manz, who founded Have You Met Newark? in 2012 with Antonio Valla. Both planners and residents of Newark, each has a deep love for the city’s history, present, and future and bring insights and fun to their tour. Manz, moved to NJ for her MA in City & Regional Planning at Rutgers in 2011. Moving to Newark in 2012 to work in economic development, she now lives in the Central Ward and works in consulting. Valla, a 2008 MA graduate of Harvard Graduate School of Design, moved to Newark’s Ironbound in 2012 to work in real estate and development. Both serve on a variety of boards in Newark.

    For more information on the Have You Met Newark tour group visit their website.

    This event is hosted by the APA-New York Metro Chapter Student Representative Committee.

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    Event Type: Trip
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