Committees


  • PARK(ing) Day

    When: Thursday, September 17, 2019, 2:00pm-6:00 pm Location: West End Avenue between 88-95th Streets  PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary miniature parks, or parklets. The mission of the event is to call attention to the importance of urban open space, generate […]

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  • Call for Submissions for 2020 Awards

    Nomination Deadline:  Nominations should be submitted to the Awards Committee by August 28, 2020 HERE The Awards Committee welcomes nominations for the APA New York Metro Chapter’s Annual Awards. Each year, the APA New York Metro Chapter recognizes and celebrates individuals, organizations and projects which exemplify the best of show in planning in the region. The Chapter recognizes […]

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  • Call for Submissions for 2020 Awards

    The Awards Committee welcomes nominations for the APA New York Metro Chapter’s Annual Awards. Each year, the APA New York Metro Chapter recognizes and celebrates individuals, organizations and projects which exemplify the best of show in planning in the region. The Chapter recognizes a variety of achievements. The Chapter awards projects from planning veterans and innovative beginners, and from private […]

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  • New York City Roundtable: COVID-19 Impacts for the Retail/Restaurant Industries

    While many professions offer the luxury of remote working, other sectors of the economy that foster vibrant day-to-day life of cities and towns, notably retail and dining, have been shut down or significantly reduced operations to slow the spread of the virus. For NYC, recent data show estimated tax revenue losses of up to $10 […]

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  • A Statement from the APA NY Metro Chapter, authored by the Diversity Committee

    We are calling on our entire community of planning, design, and policy professionals to stand with Black lives and take action. We have a responsibility to correct our historical and ongoing discriminatory and predatory practices. This is a matter of saving lives. We must ensure that Black and Brown communities not only survive, but thrive. […]

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  • Transportation Committee End of Year Happy Hour

    Join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee for our last happy hour of the year!  Mingle with fellow transportation enthusiasts, celebrate the end of another successful year, and help brainstorm Transportation Committee events and programs for the upcoming year. Snacks will be provided. Location: Amity Hall, 80 W 3rd St, New York, NY 10012 Date: […]

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  • APA-NYM Letter to Congress: Surface Transportation Reauthorization in 2020

    Last month, important steps were made toward surface transportation reauthorization in 2020 with the bipartisan vote to approve the America’s Transportation Infrastructure Act. As critical work moves forward on transportation and infrastructure, the NY Metro Chapter’s Executive Committee voted to sign on to the letter to Congress in support of the Surface Transportation Reauthorisation in […]

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  • Join us for ‘Computer Vision & Planning Vision’ on Aug 8th @6pm

    What gets measured gets managed and computer vision and AI have the potential to transform any set of pixels into insight that was previously hard to gather at the city or regional scale. Join us for a virtual panel discussion ‘Computer Vision & Planning Vision’ August 8th, 6 to 8pm.

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  • Apply to APA-NYM’s 2019 Mentorship Program! Now through January 13th

    Join the Young Planners Group (YPG) Mentorship Program for a unique professional development opportunity.  The mentorship program is six months long, and offers planners of all levels an opportunity to expand one’s network while setting goals and working on achieving them. Mentor and mentee roles are available to planning practitioners of all experience levels and second-year graduate students. […]

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  • The City Planner Book Club Focuses on the Environment – Part II

    Recent selections of the facebook-based City Planner Book Club (affiliated with the NYMetro APA) offer powerful accounts of the catastrophic consequences, for human and ecosystem health, of pollution and habitat destruction. These include Silent Spring, the 1962 classic on the dangers of pesticides, Tom’s River, the  Pulitzer Prize winning case study on the poisoning of a New […]

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