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  • APA Event2019 APA-NYM Chapter Annual Conference

    WHEN:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    All Day

    WHERE:
    Scandinavia House, New York NY

    Join us for this year’s APA New York Metro (APA-NYM) Chapter Annual Conference, together with hundreds of regional planners, officials, students, and allied professionals. Registration is open HERE.

    When: Friday, October 18, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY
    Questions: Contact VP of Programs Holly Chase
    Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact sponsorships@nyplanning.org

    Breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail networking reception are included!

    Earn 6.75 CM credits, including Ethics and Law (1.5 CM credits each). 

    This year’s conference program will cover topics including biophilic urbanism, expanding
    opportunity through technology, business improvement districts, zoning for cannabis, and the “pink tax” on transportation. Session times, details, and speakers will be announced in early September. 

    The Program (available for download)

    Keynote Speaker: Clare Newman, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island

    Progress on the Pink Tax on Transportation

    From day-to-day harassment to accessibility obstacles for pregnant women and caregivers, women report a distinct set of challenges on New York City transportation.  In Fall of 2018, the NYU Rudin Center released “The Pink Tax on Transportation: Women’s Challenges in Mobility” report which sparked a conversation about how the needs of women on transportation can be met through planning best-practices, technological advances, and effective leadership. This panel will discuss progress to date and the road ahead.  

    Biophilic Urbanism in Planning: How can we successfully plan and design our cities to mimic the natural environment?

    Urban planners and designers must shift fundamental thinking and practices around how we develop land and our cities. There is no single silver bullet solution to the complex task of reversing the effects of climate change, however, we can dramatically reshape the way we structure our living environs by applying the principles of biophilic urbanism to land use planning and urban design. Planners and designers must look to the natural world as a complete design baseline for cities today, from land use and zoning regulations to the buildings and forms that eventually follow.  

    Techquity: Expanding Opportunity Through Technology

    How do we utilize emerging technologies to make the planning process more accessible, equitable, and effective? Technological advances are reshaping the planning field; as planners, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that these advances empower disadvantaged communities rather than further exclude them from planning processes.

    Hudson Square: Celebrating 10 Years of Community 

    The Hudson Square Business Improvement District was established 10 years ago and, along with the rezoning from industrial to a mix of uses 5 years ago, catalyst for the transformation of former Printing District into a hub of creative industries. This is a community and economic development success story initiated through forward-thinking urban planning and public-private co-creation. 

    Just Say Zone! Preparing for Recreational Marijuana in the New York Metro Area and Lessons Learned from Other States

    With legal recreational marijuana fast becoming a reality in New York and the existing medical marijuana program, local municipalities will soon have to prepare for where and how to locate cannabis facilities. This panel brings together industry, real estate, and land use experts to help educate local officials about lessons learned in other states and countries. 

    Join us for the 2018 APA-NYM Chapter Awards During Conference Lunch.

    Each year, the APA-NYM Chapter bestows recognition on individuals, organizations, and projects that exemplify the best of the metropolitan region’s planning work. The awards are meant to highlight excellence in the field and inspire planners of the next generation. Join us to learn who are this year’s awardees in the following categories:

    1. Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning
    2. Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity
    3. Andrew Haswell Green Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years
    4. Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement
    5. Journalism Award for print, broadcast, or web-based work
    6. William H. Whyte Award for creativity and ingenuity in planning
    7. Robert W. Ponte Award for significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area through economic planning and development
    8. Floyd Lapp Award for distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter

    Thank you to our sponsors! Become a sponsor and reserve a spot for your company’s logo below. 

    The APA-NYM supports our members, local communities, schools, and practicing professionals through advocating for good planning practice, hosting diverse events and facilitating professional development opportunities in New York City, Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), Hudson Valley East and the Hudson Valley West. The Chapter represents more than 1,000 practicing planners and other people involved in the planning and design of the region’s communities.

    Tickets are now available HERE

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    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA EventDowntown Patchogue Village \"Great Places in America\" Celebration & Mobile Worskshop

    WHEN:
    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Patchogue NY

    The New York Metro Chapter is thrilled to announce the designation of Downtown Patchogue Village as “Great Places in America” by the American Planning Association in 2019!

    APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes the streets, neighborhoods and public spaces in the United States that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.

    Join us as we celebrate during National Community Planning Month:

    One day after our Chapter Annual Conference, a formal local announcement for the Downtown Patchogue Village designation will take place outside the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (71 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772) on October 19, at 11 AM, followed by a reception at the Theatre lobby area. The reception is a free event and requires an RSVP, please visit HERE.

    The Walking Tour will begin with Village Views, a Pop Up Exhibition presented by the Patchogue Arts Council, featuring works in varied media by local artists, at Toast Coffeehouse @ 46 E Main St, Patchogue.

    The walking tour will finish at the Blue Point Brewery at 4 PM. Participation requires the purchase of a Walking Tour Ticket. The Walking Tour Ticket includes access to the Reception at the Theatre (additional RSVP is not required), organized walking tour, and an after-party wristband for a free drink at the Blue Point Brewery. Tickets are limited, register HERE today.

    The New York Metro Chapter is deeply appreciative of Alex Wallach, AICP for his leadership and dedication in organizing the Great Places nomination and celebration for Downtown Patchogue Village!

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: 4

  • APA EventTransportation Scavenger Hunt

    WHEN:
    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn NY

    Join the APA-NYM Transportation Committee and YPT for the 7th annual Transportation Scavenger Hunt on October 26th from 3-7 pm! Teams of 3-6 people will scour Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and others in search of answers to clues about the neighborhoods’ transportation history.

    This year we are continuing our partnership with Urban Archive, a location-based mobile platform that empowers New Yorkers to learn about history where it happened. The app brings together the digital collections of New York City’s museums, archives, and libraries in an easy-to-use resource built for discovery. Teams will use the app’s historic photos and our organizers’ written clues to ‘check in’ to locations throughout our hunt zone. You can also upload your own photos to show what sites look like today.

    Prizes will be awarded to the top three teams during a networking event at the end of the hunt. If you are signing up as part of team, please indicate that in your registration. Individuals should feel free to sign up as well – we will group people in teams as necessary. Please note that at least one person per team must have an iPhone running iOS 10.0 or later to participate.

    This event is free but you must RSVP and be a member of YPT or APA-NYM to participate.

    Event Details:

    Saturday, October 26th, 3-7 PM

     Scavenger Hunt:

    3 – 5 PM

    Meet at the Brooklyn War Memorial (south side of the memorial) at Cadman Plaza

    Brooklyn, NY

     

    Happy Hour:

    5 – 7 PM

    Rocco’s Tacos

    339 Adams Street

    Brooklyn, NY

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Other
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  • APA EventPlanning for Alternative Energy Solutions

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    Warner Library, Tarrytown NY

    The Westchester Municipal Planning Federation and the Hudson Valley East Section of the APA NY Metro Chapter will host a panel discussion on implementing alternative energy solutions in the context of the natural gas moratorium. The discussion will cover battery storage for homes and businesses, geothermal heat pumps, and solar. Topics will include barriers to installation, state and local regulations, and municipal board considerations. Panelists will include regulators (NYSDERDA), architects, and industry representatives (ConEd).

    This event is free for members of the APA-NY Metro Chapter and members of WMPF.  There is a $40 fee for individuals who are not personal or organizational members of WMPF or APA-NYM.

    The program will be held at: Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY (accessible by Bee-Line Bus, Hudson Link, MetroNorth. Bike racks on-site. Off-street and on-street parking available.)

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: pending

  • APA EventAPA NYM Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting - November

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Heights Library, Brooklyn NY

    Economic Development Committee Members

    This is to let you know that our next monthly meeting will be November 6th 2019 (Wednesday).

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    • Date:  November 6th, 2019 (Wednesday)
    • Time:  6:00 pm ~7:30 pm
    • Place:  Brooklyn Heights Library, 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (back room)
    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on November 5th (Tuesday).  Please bring your ID to access to a meeting room in the library.

    We will discuss the potential next events in 2019 and 2020 (mainly for 2019). We are thinking to have another event before the end of the year.  If you have any suggestion or idea, do, please let us know. 


    I hope to see you all there

    PA NY Metro Chapter
    Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA EventTechnology Committee Monthly Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    WHERE:
    Localize.City Office, New York NY

    Join us for the Technology Committee’s monthly meeting. Let us know you’re coming, <technology@nyplanning.org>.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • APA Event2019 Hindsight Conference | Erasure, Remembrance, and Healing

    WHEN:
    Friday, December 6, 2019
    8:15 am - 5:15 pm

    WHERE:
    New York City College of Technology (City Tech), Brooklyn New York

    This December, we are hosting the third annual Hindsight Conference, an all-day conference in New York City on urban planning through an equity lens. This year’s conference theme is Erasure, Remembrance, and Healing, recognizing multiple anniversaries The year 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of spontaneous, gay, anti-police demonstrations at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City, marking a seminal moment in the gay liberation movement. It also marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1919 “Red Summer,” where more than 250 African Americans were killed in at least 25 riots across the U.S by white mobs that never received punishment, largely omitted from history textbooks. 2019 also marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were brought by European colonists onto occupied Powhatan territory, historically renamed Jamestown in Virginia.

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Past Events

  • Registration is Now Open: 2019 East End Conference

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, October 15, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Hotel Indigo, Riverhead NY

    Organized by the Long Island Section of the APA-NYM

    Please join us for an afternoon and evening of East End-focused planning topic discussions and panels. A light dinner buffet will be served. An optional pre-conference mobile workshop/tour will be announced soon!

    The Early-Bird tickets are available HERE until Oct 4th, at the following levels:
    $20 students; $25 municipal, APA members, non-profits; $30 Non-members

    Regular ticket pricing starts on October 5th ($25 students; $30 municipal, APA members, non-profits; $35 Non-members), and ends on Oct 14th, 5PM.

    Walk-ins welcome (subject to availability), with at-the-door pricing of $5 above Regular Tickets.

    More information will be released shortly HERE.
    AICP CM credits have been requested.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
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  • Bloustein NYC Alumni Group & Tech Committee "Tech Talk" with Dean Thakuriah

    WHEN:
    Friday, October 11, 2019
    11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    WHERE:
    LMHQ, New York NY

    The NYC Alumni Group & APA NYM Tech Committee invite you to a “techtalk” and networking with Bloustein School Dean Piyushimita “Vonu” Thakuriah.
    🤓🎓
    • Date: October 11, 2019
    • Location: LMHQ, Tesla Room 
    • Time: 11 am to 1 pm 

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
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  • APA International Division Regional Meetup

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 10, 2019
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    Reichenbach Hall, New York New York

    APA International Division Regional Meetup!

    Thursday, October 10th @6 pm

    Reichenbach Hall

    5 W. 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

    Please RSVP to:

    Evren (eukacar@gmail.com) or Kathryn (kathryn@gregoryassociatesllc.com

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: none

  • AICP What to Expect Session

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    LMHQ, New York NY

    The November 2019 AICP Exam is approaching! If you’ve scheduled your exam for November 2019 or are planning to, 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:

    AICP What to Expect Session

    Thursday, October 3, 7-8pm

    LMHQ Tesla room

    150 Broadway 20th floor,

    New York, NY 10038

     
    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 will be served.
    Please RSVP to Professional Development Officer Alex J. Wallach, AICP at pdo@nyplanning.org by Monday, September 30.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
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  • YPG Planning Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Project for Public Spaces, New York

    The Young Planners Group (YPG) will host a committee planning meeting to discuss upcoming events, initiatives, and goals for the next few months. We welcome any interested young and emerging planners to join us for this meeting!

    With questions, and for more details, please email Jackson Chabot and Caroline Peri, Co-Chairs, at ypg@nyplanning.org.

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Technology Committee Monthly Meeting

    WHEN:
    Thursday, October 3, 2019
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    Localize.City Office, New York NY

    Join the Technology Committee for the October monthly meeting. Let us know you’re coming <technology@nyplanning.org>.

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
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  • APA NYM Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting in October

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, October 2, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Heights Library, 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, Brooklyn NY

    Economic Development Committee Members,

    Our next monthly meeting will be October 2nd. 2019 (Wednesday)

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    • Date:  October 2nd, 2019 (Wednesday)
    • Time: 6:00 pm ~7:30 pm 
    • Place:  Brooklyn Heights Library,  109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on October 1st**Please bring your ID to access to a meeting room in the library

    We will discuss the potential next events in 2019 and 2020. If you have any suggestions of what we want to do, please let us know.

    I hope to see you all there!

    APA NY Metro Chapter, Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
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  • PARK(ing) Day

    WHEN:
    Friday, September 20, 2019
    10:00 am - 7:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Broadway & 100th Street, New York

    APA-NYM is teaming up with ASLA-NY, CB7 Broadway Task Force, Time Lapse Dance, Vestre, Maglin, Jetty14 Design Group, and Forms+ Surfaces for Parking Day 2019. 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 a dialogue about landscape architecture and the benefits of public green space, and improving the quality of urban human habitat. Join us for a day of live dance performances, discussions, and other community building activities!

     When:  Friday, September 20, 2019 10:00am-7:00 pm

     Where: 4-5 spaces at Broadway & 100th Street

     Who: ASLA-NY, APA-NYM, CB7 Broadway Task Force, Time Lapse Dance, Maglin, Jetty14 Design Group, Forms+ Surfaces, Vestre

     Theme(s): Climate Action Now!

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    Event Type: Other
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  • APA and WTS Annual Autumn Bike Tour

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, September 18, 2019
    4:45 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    20th Street West of Avenue C, New York

    Please join us on Wednesday, September 18th, for our third annual Autumn Bike Tour hosted by APA-NY Transportation Committee, WTS-GNY Young Professionals Committee, and NYC DOT Bicycle Program. This year NYC DOT bicycle staff will guide a bike tour exploring the new crosstown protected back lanes along 16th Street and 29th Street.

    We encourage you to bring a friend who may not usually ride bikes on NYC streets. Citi Bike/Motivate will provide promotional bikes to users interested in trying Citi Bike. However, please note that due to the popularity of this event, you may be put on a waiting list upon registering. There may also be a limited number of Citi Bikes available, so we ask that you bring your own bike if possible. We will confirm your attendance and Citi Bike request via email within 2 business days of registering. If you do not receive a confirmation email, you are not yet confirmed for this event.

    After the bike tour, we’ll continue with networking over food and drinks at Galway Hooker (at 133 7th Avenue South – 5 minute walk from our end point).

    Meet up location: 20th Street west of Ave C (meetup location will be confirmed closer to the event)

    Time: 4:45pm, Wednesday, September 18, 2019

    Itinerary:
    4:45pm – Meet in 20th Street west of Ave C, pick up Citi Bikes if needed.
    5:00pm – Start 1 hour bike tour of new facilities.
    6:00pm – End tour and dock Citi Bikes.
    6:10pm – Head over to Happy Hour at Galway Hooker in West Village.

    Please RSVP Here.

    We look forward to seeing you at the tour!

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Trip
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  • 2019 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference - The Big Picture: Large-Scale Developments in NYC

    WHEN:
    Friday, September 13, 2019
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    WHERE:
    The Center for Architecture, New York

    2019 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference

    The Big Picture: Large-Scale Developments in NYC

    September 13, 2019 9:00am-5pm
    Center for Architecture
    Large-Scale Developments – from Battery Park to Hudson Yards to future rezonings throughout the five boroughs – have shaped and will continue to shape the physical fabric of New York City’s built environment. This conference encourages cross-pollination among the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning as we come together to examine this timely subject and explore lessons learned and potential for the future. This premier annual event among our three organizations will consist of four panel discussion sessions and a keynote speaker, each of which will address aspects of how New York City has been and will be influenced by large-scale developments.
    Keynote: Rohit T. Aggarwala, Head of Urban Systems, Sidewalk Labs
    For registration and more information, please visit the conference page HERE.
    Lunch is provided. 6 AICP Credits, 6 LU/HSW Credits, 6.0 LA CES Credits (Pending).

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 6