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  • APA EventBook Reading: Cassim Shepard of City Makers

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

    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



    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

Past Events

  • 2018 APA Studio Presentations

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

    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)


    Event Type: Other
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  • 2018 Annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast

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

    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.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • What to Expect on the AICP Exam

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 28, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    This session is designed for members planning to take the AICP exam in May 2018. If you’ve applied to take the AICP exam during this upcoming window in May, now is time to start gathering your study resources and getting familiar with the exam topics.  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. You can meet other exam takers and create study groups. Light refreshments will be served.

    Please RSVP to Professional Development Officer Alex J. Wallach by Thursday, March 22.  A photo ID will be needed to enter the building.

    Please note that this session will be offered again in advance of the November 2018 exam window.


    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Regional Planning Panel Discussion

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on regional planning challenges and opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area. Hear from the Regional Plan Association and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council on their recently released regional plans, followed by a moderated discussion led by the NYC Department of City Planning. Light snacks will be provided. 1.5 CM credits pending.

    RSVP required for building security – apanymtransportation@gmail.com

    Please note the new location. Event will be held at AECOM’s offices at 125 Broad St, 15th Floor


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5 pending

  • Panel Discussion: Worker Directed Economic Development: The Role of Planning in the Development and Support of Worker Coops

    WHEN: Thursday, January 18, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee invites you to a panel discussion with 3 guest speakers to discuss Worker Directed Economic Development. In 2014, NYC Council voted to support a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. Worker cooperatives are growing nationally as part of a broad movement addressing urban poverty, long-term unemployment, and income inequality. Public and private leadership have been working together to support this promising option for improving the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable. This panel will explore the result off that legislation by hearing from leaders of organizations who have been funded by the The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative.

    Moderated panel with question and answer session to follow.

    Date:         Jan 18th 2018, 6pm to 8pm

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


    Leigh Brown, Program Associate from Democracy at Work Institute

    Sylvia Morse, Project Coordinator, Cooperative Development Program from Center for Family Life

    Matt Berlin, Senior Business Strategist from The ICA Group

    Moderator: Scott Grimm-Lyon, AICP

    RSVP is required via email no later than 5pm on Jan, 17th 2018. (Participants need to be on the guest list in advance for the building security)

    RSVP: EconomicDevelopment@nyplanning.org


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: 2

  • APA-NYM Holiday Party

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 9, 2018 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    Celebrate the new year with APA at Jack Doyle’s Bar and Restaurant!

    Price to include a buffet dinner, appetizers, and two drinks.

    Chapter Sponsors who would like to attend should send an email to Shachi Pandey at treasurer@nyplanning.org with the names of attendees.


    Event Type: Party
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  • Shaping Transportation Policies Through Mural Arts

    WHEN: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Traffic safety is a cornerstone to community health and mobility. Learn how muralist Christopher Cardinale, in collaboration with Groundswell and Transportation Alternatives, created  “Not One More Death,” a mural project that sparked the NYC Department of Transportation to develop traffic calming measures in Gowanus, Brooklyn. This project set in motion a new focus on building safer streets throughout the City, eventually leading to the launch of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative. This collaboration is an example of how public art, when combined with effective community organizing, can directly impact the urban environment.

    Click here to RSVP.
    See our Facebook invite for more information.

    This is the fourth event in the APA-NYM Arts & Culture Committee’s Tete-A-Tete program, a bimonthly series that brings together an artist and an urban planner for intimate conversations about their shared goals and objectives.



    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Economic Development Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join us at our next Environmental Committee Meeting.

    Agenda: Discussions regarding our next events, including Jamaica area walking tour (TBD), and re-cap of APA NY Conference last month.

    Date:  November 16,, 2017 (Thursday)

    Time:  6:30 pm ~8 pm

    Place: O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub  (nearby Wall street station), at  120 Cedar St, New York, NY 10006.

    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at  economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on November 15th 



    Event Type: Other
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    WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

    NOTE: Hindsight 2017 Conference tickets are SOLD OUT. There are still live stream spots available. Scroll down to register.

    Urbanists, lovers of cities, community organizers, policy makers, and urban planners of all kinds–please join the us for the first annual Hindsight Conference on Friday, November 3, 2017!

    The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee has organized Hindsight, a planning conference held in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Buchanan v. Warley (1917), the US Supreme Court decision that invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds. This conference aims to not only reflect on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to proactively share planning, policy, and community development strategies that work towards more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. The day-long conference will focus on social equity not as an independent topic within planning, but rather, as a critical lens through which all planning and community development be conducted.

    This conference was organized by the members of the Diversity Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter. The event is sponsored by the APA New York Metro Chapter, with additional support by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

    Visit hindsightcon.com for more information.

    Keynote (.75 CM Credits):
    Hindsight will kick off with a keynote “fireside chat”–an intimate conversation with leaders to reflect on the Buchanan v. Warley case and other inequitable policies in hindsight, and look forward into the future for strategies to promote more just and equitable communities.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York
    • Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School
    • Coty Montag, Deputy Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    • Moderated by Giovania Tiarachristie and Tiffany-Ann Taylor, Co-Chairs of the Diversity Committee

    Keynote Fireside Chat speakers Letitia James, Mindy Fullilove, and Coty Montag; moderators Giovania Tiarachristie and Tiffany-Ann Taylor.

    Sessions (1 CM credit per session) | Schedule: 

    • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (included in cost of conference)
    • 8:45am – 9:50am – Welcome and Keynote Speakers
    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
    • 11:10am – 12:10am – Session 2
    • 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Lunch (included in cost of conference)
    • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Session 3
    • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session 4
    • 3:50pm – 4:50pm – Session 5
    • 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Closing Remarks
    • Happy Hour to follow for informal networking

    See full program here.


    Hindsight Conference tickets are SOLD OUT. There are still live stream spots available. Scroll down to register.

    Registration fees and donations will go towards a combination of the following: the cost of the conference, future APA NYM Diversity Committee events and the creation of an educational scholarship fund. Thank you for your purchase.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • New York City Planning and Development: An Inter-Agency Conversation

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Leadership was appointed earlier this year to three New York City agencies that play critical roles in planning the neighborhoods of our city: Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development; James Patchett, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation; and Marisa Lago, Director of the Department of City Planning and Chair of the City Planning Commission. The New York Metro Chapter of the APA and the New York Chapter of the AIA will host a conversation with all three agency heads on Tuesday, October 31st where they will discuss their vision for their agency, how they collaborate, and the role of their respective agencies in meeting the City’s goals.

    To RSVP for event, visit https://cfa.aiany.org/index.php?section=calendar&evtid=11002

    Marisa Lago, Commissioner
    NYC Department of City Planning

    James Patchett, President
    New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner
    NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development

    Maxwell Sokol, AICP,
    President, American Planning Association (APA) NY Metro Chapter
    Lead Planner, WSP USA

    Tuesday, October 31, 2017
    9:30 – 11:00am Panel

    637 W 27th St
    Between 11th and 12th Avenues
    $10 admission for non-AIA / non-APA members

    Hosted by the American Planning Association (APA) New York Metro Chapter and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) New York Chapter



    Event Type: Conference
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