APA Event

Upcoming Events

View Events Calendar

    There are no events for this Section or Committee

Past Events

  • Parks Without Borders Discussion Series

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

    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.



    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 1.0

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

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

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


    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 7

  • APA Studio Presentations

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

    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!


    Event Type: Exhibition
    CM Credits:

  • APA National Planning Conference - Local Reception

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

    The APA National Planning Conference Local Reception is sold out!  


    Note: All registrations are WILL CALL. 


    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits:

  • APA National Planning Conference

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

    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.  

    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. 


    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!


    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


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • 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.


    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.


    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.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

  • AICP "What to Expect" Session

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 15, 2017 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The May 2017 AICP Exam is about three months away! If you’ve scheduled your exam for May 2017, now is time to start gathering your study resources and getting familiar with the exam topics if you haven’t already. The NY Metro Chapter is pleased to offer the following session:

    Please join us for an overview of what you can expect on the AICP exam, a discussion of study materials, and hear from Chapter members who have recently passed the exam. Meet other exam takers and sign up for study groups. Light refreshments served. This session is free and open to test takers, and those interested in taking the exam.

    If you’ve recently passed the AICP Exam and would like to share your experience, please join us!

    Please RSVP to Professional Development Officer Alex J. Wallach, AICP at pdo@nyplanning.org by Friday, March 10.


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • For the Love of Cities: How can connecting with parks improve communities?

    WHEN: Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:00 am

    NYC Parks is excited to host author and internationally recognized community development expert Peter Kageyama for our March installment of the Parks Without Borders Discussion Series. Drawing from grassroots engagement strategies, Mr. Kageyama will focus on how emotionally connecting with parks and public spaces can make communities stronger, healthier and happier. This discussion will be moderated by NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP.

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

    Light refreshments will be served.

    Please contact Jennifer Graeff at (212) 360-1389 or jennifer.graeff@parks.nyc.gov with questions.


    The Parks Without Borders Discussion Series explores ideas for the next generation of parks and public space and considers opportunities to build greener parks, healthier communities, and more resilient neighborhoods. Events will be held through 2017.



    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.25

  • AICP Student Info Session at Columbia Urban Planning Career Week

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

    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.


    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: