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  • APA EventTechnology Committee Monthly Meeting & Virtual Workshop

    WHEN:
    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Tech Committee | April Monthly Meeting & Virtual Workshop 
    Thursday, April 2nd.
    The Technology Committee gets together on the first Thursday of each month, in April we will be hosting our meeting digitally through zoom software. All interested APA-NYM members are welcome to join. In this meeting we will be hearing from local designer Roo Shamim, of Future Local, who will lead a virtual workshop for our group.
    Remote Video Conferencing Information:
    APA NYM Tech Committee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 605 372 161
    Password: 200691
    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • APA EventAPA NYM EcoDevComm Monthly Meeting @ Thu April 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Heights Branch, Brooklyn NY

    Economic Development Committee Members:

    I hope all is well with you. This is to inform our monthly meeting

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    ·  Date:  April 7th, 2020 

    ·  Time:  6:30 pm ~7:30 pm (NOT 6pm)

    ·  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 4/6/2020.  

     

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:


Past Events

  • Empowering Cities with Data: Partnership Building & Frontier Technologies

    WHEN:
    Monday, March 9, 2020
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    LMHQ , New York NY

    How can cities reduce cyclist and pedestrian traffic fatalities? How can streets be better designed for the elderly? How can housing authorities avoid trash overflow onto sidewalks?

    How can planning professionals work with this data and budding technology firms?

    Urbanites long for cities that are more walkable, bikeable, and responsive. This event will explore two key tools for realizing these goals: partnership building, and frontier technology. Specifically, a look into Numina’s sensing platform that measures street activity.

    Regina Myer, president of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, will share on partnerships for the public realm and the Living Labs program.

    After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for attendees to explore Numina’s data dashboards; including data on public streets, parks and plazas, and trash collection.

    This event is hosted by the APA New York Metro Chapter Technology Committee and is eligible for 1 CM credit; however, you do not need to be a Chapter member or urban planner to attend, open to the public.

    Event Registration 

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/empowering-cities-with-data-partnership-building-frontier-technologies-tickets-93557156975

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1

  • Tech Talk | Eldad Gothelf of Envelope City

    WHEN:
    Thursday, March 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Localize.City Office, New York NY

    The Tech Talk series showcases a planning professionals working in the technology sector. Join us on Thursday, March 5th to hear from Eldad Gothelf of Envelope City. The Tech Talk series, offers casual gatherings hosted in an NYC startup space, we’ll have couches and beer/wine… you bring the questions and thought-provoking conversation.

    The theme of  this talk is ‘Democratizing Zoning: Envelope and the complicated regulatory midfield.’

    Tech Talk schedule:

    • 6 pm sign in and refreshments 
    • 6:30 start time
    • 7:30 – 8 pm mingle  

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee's Panel Discussion Event: Impacts of New York City's Secondary Waterways

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    LMHQ, New York NY

    APA NY-Metro Chapter Presents;  Panel Discussion Event: Impacts of New York City’s Secondary Waterways 

    Join Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee for an exciting panel discussion on February 25th, 2020 (Tuesday)

    In the early 1800’s, many of NYC’s secondary waterways were once tidal estuaries and creeks that were later excavated or filled for commercial use. They became home to NYC’s industrial base. The maritime infrastructure created in the 18~1900s continues to support NYC’s overall economy. NYCEDC initiated a study in Oct 2015 to better understand the value of NYC’s secondary waterways and identify opportunities to grow waterborne commerce. Water freight provides significant public benefits by limiting truck use improving air quality, lowering our carbon footprint, reducing roadway congestion, and providing good-paying middle-class jobs.

    The Details

    Where:               150 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10038 (Large conference room)

    When:                 Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

    Time:                   Entire duration – 6:00p-8:30p 

    Agenda:            6-6:15 Arrivals/Sing-in

                                 6:15-6:30 Introductions 

                                 6:30-7:30 Panel/Discussions Presentations 

                                 7:30-8:15 Q&A discussion

                                 8:15-8:30 Conclusions / Brief Network Session 

    RSVP required: economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org   (by Feb 24th 5 pm)

    Guest Speakers:

    • Maggie Flanagan (Waterfront Alliance)
    • Sarah Dougherty (Waterfront Alliance)
    • Jim Tampakis (Marine Spares International,  Red Hook Community)
    • Max Taffet (NYC Economic Development Corporation)
    • Cory Mann (NYC Department of City Planning)

    Organized by APA NY Metro Chapter, Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

  • Transportation Committee Open Meeting

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Sam Schwartz – Permanence Conference Room, New York NY

    Interested in getting involved with the APA-NYM Transportation Committee? We want to hear from you!

    Join us for an open meeting as we plan our 2020 lineup.  We will discuss upcoming events including panels, tours, and volunteer opportunities.  Do you have an exciting transportation topic you’d like to see featured in our programming?  Are you looking for relevant volunteer opportunities?  This open meeting is a great way to meet the committee and share ideas about the committee’s programming this year.

     

    What: APA-NYM Transportation Committee Open Meeting

    When: February 12th, 6:30-7:30 PM

    Where: Sam Schwartz offices, 322 8th Ave 5th Fl, New York, NY 10001 (Permanence Conference Room – Large conference room directly across from the front desk)

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Economic Deve Committee Monthly Meeting in Feb 2020

    WHEN:
    Thursday, February 6, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Heights Library, Brooklyn NY

    Economic Development Committee Meeting in Feb 2020

    • Date:  Feb 6th, 2020 (Thursday)
    • 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.orgby 5 PM on 2/5/2020.  

    We will discuss the upcoming joint event with Waterfront Committee. See you then!

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, January 14, 2020
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Please join HNRC for our first meeting of the Roaring 20’s. We are planning the year’s events, new ideas as well as some in planning:

    1.  Seminar: The NYC  Climate Mobilization Act and NYS Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act: Overview and implications for Planning
    2. Update on MAS/HNCR Zoning Tours
    3. Seminar on City Council proposals to amend the CEQR process to include post zoning evaluations and mechanisms to assess displacement and other neighborhood factors.
    4. NYCHA

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Monday, January 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell Architecture, Art, and Planning Studio, New York NY

    Please join the APA NY Metro Chapter for the next Waterfront Committee meeting. All are welcome.

    Please reach out to committee co-chair Max Taffet with any questions [maxtaffet <at> gmail (dot) com}.

    Minutes from previous 12/2/2019 meeting:

    • Attendees: Bob Balder,  Nicolas Grefenstette, Scott Shostak, Gregory Roussine, Steve Whitehouse, Max Taffet
    • Michael Marrella from NYC Department of City Planning spoke about the 2030 Comprehensive Waterfront Plan that is due to be released 12/31/2020 (plan is due 13 months from today)
      • Highlights:
        • Discussed how DCP Waterfront and Open Space division and APA NY Metro Chapter might work together on out reach
        • This next comp plan will be the 3rd plan the first was in 1992
        • The first 1992 plan focused largely on land use
          • 1992 recommended waterfront zoning
          • Public access at the expense of the developer—that was a huge sea change in the way NYC zoned. First city in the US to establish waterfront access through zoning
        • Now 25 years later that has lead to approximately two dozen waterfront access sites – it has proven to be important, not a replacement for parks but additive to public access to the waterfront
        • But there are limitations since it is related to zoning
          • For instance because its power comes from zoning the City cant you require that people provide boat access of elevation
        • By mid 2000s as the real estate market in NYC started to gain hyper speed – amidst other rezoning there was concern among advocates that we were losing out maritime waterfront
        • That lead to the passing of city council legislation to require an update of the waterfront comp plan by end of 2010
          • 2010 release looked at the blue network and resiliency
          • Another element was governance and regulation –
            • In reaction to waterfront permitting projects that were supposed to take 6 months actually took 8 to 9 years
          • Action Agenda of 125 projects accompanied the last waterfront comp plan
        • Comp plan is not law —  it is a document of the administration—similar to PlaNYC or OneNYC
        • “The power of the plan is the power of good ideas”
        • There is an opportunity to focus on the planning issues and topics—this would be a helpful space for APA to contribute
        • Late summer early fall APA will have the opportunity to provide comment on the draft document. 
        • Waterfront is still hidden to many New Yorkers so there is a benefit to continuing to offer tours
        • Timing Milestones
          • Scoping is underway now via the thematic listening sessions. Scoping will continue through early spring and will include workshops in boroughs
            • Opportunity for planners workshop in the spring? Or for each APA Committee to take on a pertinent part of the plan that relates to their committees
          • Late summer draft recommendations expect
    • Possible 2020 CM Credit Events (other than Comp Plan events)
      • Land Use Law
      • Mortgages and Insurance – the new Red Line, the Blue Line
      • Waterfront Zoning/Building Code
      • Waterfront M Zones in the Future—OSW, Freight, and what else
    • Anyone with suggested panelists please feel free to make suggestions

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    Event Type: Conference
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  • Tech Committee "Tech Talk" Big Data for Public Spaces

    WHEN:
    Thursday, January 9, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    WHERE:
    Localize.City Office, New York NY

    Tech Committee “Tech Talk” January 9th | Big Data for Public Spaces
    Join the Tech Committee for a “Tech Talk” on Thursday evening, with speaker Avigail Vantu on Big Data for Public Spaces.
    Avigail, an urbanist and data scientist, will share her work with moderated discussion to follow.

    When: 1/9/20, 6:30 to 7:45pm
    Where: Localize.city office, 35 W 31st Street, 6th Floor.
    RSVP: Technology@nyplanning.org

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA NYM Economic Deve Committee Monthly Meeting in January 2020

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, January 7, 2020
    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 January 7th, 2020 (Tuesday).
    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    • Date:  January 7th, 2020 (Tuesday)
    • 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 January 6th (Monday).  Please bring your ID to access to a meeting room in the library.
    We will have a re-cap of APA NYM Annual holiday party, and discuss the potential next event in the Spring of 2020.
    Happy holidays
    APA NY Metro Chapter
    Economic Development Committee

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • APA Transportation Committee End of Year Happy Hour

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, December 17, 2019
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Amity Hall, New York NY

    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.

    Please RSVP on our Facebook page.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
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