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Past Events

  • Long Island: Downtown Mineola Walking Tour

    Thursday, September 21, 2023
    2:00 pm

    Mineola LIRR Station, Mineola, NY

    When: 2:00 PM, Thursday, September 21, 2023

    Where: Meet at the Mineola LIRR Station

    The American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter, Long Island Section along with Village of Mineola Mayor Paul Pereira, are hosting a comprehensive tour of downtown Mineola’s major developments.

    Following the tour, we will be gathering at The St. James on Second Street. CM credits are being requested.

    To Register:  There is no fee to attend this event, however, registration is required, as we are limited to the first 25 people. To RSVP, please email Sarah Sklar, Section Secretary, at

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • End of Summer Happy Hour

    Friday, September 8, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    The Bearded Lady, New York

    As summer comes to an end, join our Diversity and Tech Committees for a happy hour this Friday, September 8th from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Bearded Lady (686A Washington Ave, Brooklyn, NY)!

    Date: Friday September 8th
    Location: Bearded Lady, Prospect Heights
    Time: 6:30-8:30 pm

    Come share some drinks and stories as we reflect on the end of another season.
    For our icebreaker, bring your favorite photo/memory from this summer (on your phone will work!).

    RSVP Here!


    Sponsors: Technology, Diversity

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits:

  • Charge On! Preparing for an Electric Mobility Future

    Wednesday, August 16, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    The Bipartisan Infrastructure Law will provide up to $5B for states, including an initial $175 million to New York, to implement a national electric vehicle (EV) charging network and make EV charging more accessible to all Americans.  Accessing these funds requires cities, counties, and utilities to collaborate on EV needs assessment, master planning, site design, technical specifications, and related implementation activities.    This panel will include municipal, county, and utility perspectives on how to meet those needs, best practices and case studies from a variety of communities, and EV planning resources to help position your community for success.

    1 Sustainability CM *Pending

    Registration closes August 14th and a Zoom link will be sent out on August 15th.

    In order to register for an upcoming webinar, please email your Name, email address, and municipality to Registrations will only be accepted within the aforementioned windows. Thanks!

    Panel organized by New York Planning Federation and the APA NYM Technology Committee



    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits:

  • Python For Planners

    Thursday, August 3, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


    Please Register at this zoom link:

    “Python for Planners” is an upcoming virtual workshop targeting urban planning professionals. The event aims to demonstrate the applicability of Python, a robust programming language, to address common data-related challenges in urban planning.

    Urban planning is increasingly data-driven, and Python presents a potent resource for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization. At this event, urban planners already using Python will share their experiences, showcasing how they’ve utilized this powerful tool to enhance their planning strategies and decision-making processes.

    The workshop also includes an interactive Python introduction designed specifically for urban planners. Far from a technical deep dive, this session provides a user-friendly overview of Python, focusing on practicality over complexity. Participants will gain an understanding of Python’s capabilities in their context, starting with straightforward scripting and progressing to managing large datasets and creating impactful visualizations.

    “Python for Planners” is not merely an informational session—it’s an opportunity to explore a new professional resource. By the end of the workshop, participants will have a clearer picture of what Python is and how it can be employed effectively in urban planning. The event aims to eliminate any preconceived intimidation, fostering confidence in participants to adopt Python as a valuable asset in their professional arsenal.

    Join us for “Python for Planners” to learn, interact, and discover how Python can enhance your urban planning approach. This workshop sets out to bridge the gap between urban planning and Python, setting you on a path to make more data-informed decisions. We look forward to engaging with you on this educational journey.


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Sustainability Through Zoning: NYC’s City of Yes for Carbon Neutrality Text Amendment

    Wednesday, June 28, 2023
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    On May 2, 2023, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) in close consultation with the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice (MOCEJ) and other partners released a citywide zoning text amendment for public review and adoption. The proposal aims to expand opportunities for decarbonization and reach City’s 2050 carbon neutrality goal by amending the City’s Zoning Resolution.

    Please join APA NYM Zoning Committee for a panel discussion to learn about the project’s extensive community outreach and the proposal’s implications throughout NYC.

    Host(s): APA NYM Zoning Committee

    Moderator: Alia Soomro, Deputy Director of Policy, NY League of Conservation Voters


    • Julia Casagrande P.E., Deputy Director, Clean Energy at NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
    • Summer Sandoval, Policy Advisor, Clean Energy & Equity. NYC Mayor’s Office of Climate and Environmental Justice
    • Danielle Manley, Policy Manager, Urban Green Council
    • Nilus Klingel, AICP, Senior (Lead) Planner, Division of Zoning NYC Department of City Planning

    CM Credits: 1.25 (Pending) 

    CM Credit Area: Sustainability and Resilience Interwoven Equity / Sustainable Development and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reduction

    Location: Virtual. For Zoom information, please RSVP at 



    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Moving Through Queer Spaces: Safety, Travel, and Data Needs

    Wednesday, June 21, 2023
    12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    June is Pride Month and to celebrate, we invite you to join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for an LGBTQ+ focused presentation and discussion, “Moving Through Queer Spaces: Safety, Travel, and Data Needs”. For this event, we will explore the intersection of identity and transportation, examining the unique challenges faced by the LGBTQ+ community in accessing transportation and uncovering opportunities for better understanding and improved planning practice. Our goal with this event is to foster dialogue, collaboration, improved data, and interest in working toward the creation of safe, inclusive, and accessible transportation spaces.

    When: Wednesday, June 21, at 12:00 – 1:30 PM EST (Lunchtime)

    Where: Virtual (Zoom link will be provided prior to event)

    1.5 CM Credits pending

    The transportation committee is excited to host:

    • Dr. Mike Smart, AICP: Associate Professor of Urban Planning, Director – Doctoral Program at Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University
    • Dr. Nicholas Klein: Director of Undergraduate Studies and Assistant Professor at Cornell University
    • Nicholas Puczkowskyj: PhD Candidate – Urban Studies and Planning at Portland State University
    • Barrett Lane, AICP: Senior Principal Project Manager, Delivery Strategy at Amtrak (moderator)

    To register, please go to:


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Tech Committee May Membership Meeting

    Friday, May 26, 2023
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    We will be having our May Membership Meeting on Friday May 26th at 7pm.

    This will be a big meeting because we will be catching up on all the planning events (APA NPC23, etc) that have happened since our last meeting in March and outlining our summer program.

    In addition, we’ll be seeing having a special workshop to brainstorm how our committee can have a strong voice in how the APA New York Metro Chapter advocates for policies in the upcoming 2023-2024 APA Federal Policy Priorities. This is an important opportunity to advocate for the communities we serve, especially in the lens of how Tech can play a role in enabling the planning work we all do.

    A more detailed email will come out early next week to provide more details on meeting venue and reference materials.

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Transportation Committee - May Members Meeting

    Tuesday, May 2, 2023
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join us for the APA NYM Transportation Committee’s in-person May meeting for members!

    This will be a great opportunity to meet committee leadership, network and contribute your ideas for future events and engagement.

    APA NYM Transportation Committee 2023 May Member Meeting

    May 2nd, 2023, Tuesday, 5:30-7:30 pm
    Location: Moynihan Train Hall, Amtrak Executive Conference Room, 2nd floor.

    Access through Amtrak’s Metropolitan Lounge.  Take escalator behind Tracks 5/6 up to Met Lounge.  See customer service at front desk, who will show you the entrance to the stairs to the conference room. The space can also be accessed via elevator.

    Meeting Agenda
    1. APA NYM Transportation Committee Overview
    2. Upcoming Events Planned
    3. Member Event Ideas Discussion

    Please RSVP here and let us know if you have any questions. We hope to see you!

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Tour: Grand Central Madison

    Tuesday, April 18, 2023
    4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

    Insider’s Tour of Grand Central Madison (and Happy Hour)

    Please join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee for a tour of LIRR’s recently opened Grand Central Madison, given by a MTA Project Director involved in the construction.

    We will meet at the clock at Grand Central Terminal at 4pm on Tuesday, April 18th, before heading down to the new concourse.

    Happy Hour to follow at Peter Dillon’s Pub, 130 East 40th St. (corner Lex). We will arrive at the bar at around 5:15pm, for those of you who cannot join the tour.

    Hope to see you then!

    RSVP here


    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Technology Committee March Membership Meeting

    Thursday, March 9, 2023
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    VHB, New York City New York

    We hope your 2023 is going well. Please RSVP for the APA NYM Tech Committee’s first meeting of the year, and invite your friends and colleagues!

    APA NYM Tech Committee 2023 March Member Meeting

    March 9th, 2023, Thursday, 6:30-8pm
    Location: VHB Office (1 Penn Plaza), RSVP here

    Meeting Agenda

    1. APA NYM Tech Committee Overview
    2. Upcoming Events:

    • Equity Tool Panel – March 18th, 2023, APA NYM Tech Comm in-person panel, RSVP details to come!
      How Agencies and Organizations are Using Public Data for Equitable Solutions

    • Tech Tour – Date TBD @ Sims Municipal Recycling, Sunset Park Material Recovery Facility

    3. Member Show and Tell – please come with one project to share with us!

    4. Potential Coffee with Planners in Tech series & networking spreadsheet
    5. Member Event Ideas Discussion

    Let us know if you have any questions, we hope to see you soon!


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: