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  • APA EventAPA/ ITE Summer Happy Hour

    WHEN:
    Thursday, July 18, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Amity Hall, New York NY

    Please join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee and the ITE Met Section Young Members Committee for a happy hour at Amity Hall at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 18. Come out to snack, drink, and mingle with your fellow transportation professionals.

    Amity Hall is located at 80 W 3rd St, New York, NY

    Feel free to share this event with your friends on Facebook!

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • APA EventEnvironmental Committee Meeting July 24th

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, July 24, 2019
    6:15 pm

    WHERE:
    AKRF Offices, New York NY

    Please join us at our next Environmental Committee Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th at 6:15pm at AKRF – 7th Fl.

    We will be discussing our upcoming events, including:

    Saw Mill Creek Pilot Workshop

    We will also discuss proposed legislation by NYC Council related to CEQR.

    The full package of legislation being considered includes:

    News Coverage:

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • APA Event"Saw Mill Creek Pilot" Mobile Workshop: NYC’s First Wetland Mitigation Bank

    WHEN:
    Friday, July 26, 2019
    2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Pier 11 / Wall St. South Street, New York, New York NY

    Description

    In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, wetland restoration plays an important role in New York City’s rebuilding and resiliency efforts, creating large-scale green infrastructures while balancing sustainable waterfront development.

    The Saw Mill Creek Mitigation Bank Pilot aims at restoring and protecting 68 acres of severely degraded wetlands creating “mitigation credits” that developers can purchase to offset the expected adverse impacts of their future permitted projects.

    REGISTRATION REQUIRED for a FREE guided tour of the Saw Mill Creek, NYC’s First Wetland Mitigation Bank!

    AICP CM: 2 CREDITS

    Schedule:

    • 2:00 – 2:15 PM | Welcoming on board, sign-in, departure
    • 2:15 – 3:00 PM | Bus travel to Staten Island + introduction to mitigation banking and to the site
    • 3:00 – 5:00 PM | Presentation + guided walking site visit + questions & answers
    • 5:00 – 6:00 PM | Bus travel to Manhattan

    Meeting point: Pier 11 / Wall St., the bus will be parked under the FDR Dr. freeway.

    Organizing team:

    Max Taffet, Vice-president at NYC EDC, New York City Economic Development Corporation

    Robert White, Vice-president at AKRF

    Aldo Treville, Research Analyst at NY Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery

    For more info about the event, please email: aldo.treville@gmail.com

    BACKGROUND INFORMATION

    Mitigation Banks

    Guided by the Clean Water Act, a wetland mitigation bank places a perpetual conservation easement on the land, with a trust fund specifically dedicated to long term management of natural resources inherent to the bank. By securing mitigation credits large landowners, including the government, are able to maintain a property retaining ecological functionality and ecosystem services.

    28 states in USA have established over 1,000 mitigation banks since 1990, resulting in the restoration of over 960,000 acres of wetlands.

    Saw Mill Creek Mitigation Bank

    Saw Mill Creek Marsh is located in Staten Island’s North-West Shore, comprising of previously filled and degraded urban wetlands and upland buffers. During Superstorm Sandy in 2012, the creek suffered from severe flooding, which only worsened the degradation.

    The land is city-owned and managed by the NYC Department of Parks & Recreation, while NYC EDC manages the credit sales process. Revenues through the sale of credits are used to reimburse construction costs, perform monitoring, maintenance and long-term stewardship of the site. The ongoing restoration initiative, called M.A.R.S.H.E.S. (Mitigation and Restoration Strategies for Habitat and Ecological Sustainability) is designed to: remove urban fill, improve tidal hydrology exchange, reestablish native plant species, control invasive plant species, minimize contamination risks, and increase fish and wildlife habitat

    Overall it’s expected that the project will improve water quality, flood attenuation, sediment quality, plant diversity, and increase wildlife species abundance and diversity. It will also foster economic development since the project generates 18.64 credits of mitigation for infrastructure and development projects located in Staten Island, Manhattan, and portions of the Bronx and the Brooklyn/Queens waterfront.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: 2

  • APA EventAPA Long Island Section – Summer Tour City of Long Beach

    WHEN:
    Friday, August 9, 2019
    8:30 am - 1:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Riptides, Long Beach, NY

    The American Planning Association, NY Metro Chapter, Long Island Section is hosting a summer tour in the City of Long Beach. After Superstorm Sandy overwhelmed this beach-front community, numerous planning projects were created to help get Long Beach back on its feet and to make it more resilient to future storms. This guided bus/walking tour will focus on the themes of resiliency and economic development throughout the City. AICP-CM credits to be requested.

    Please register below for this event by August 2nd, 2019.

    Registration fee of $40.00 includes lunch and the costs of the tour. APA members and non-members are welcome to register. Spots for this event are first come, first serve and limited to 35 people.

    Schedule:
    8:30 am – Meet/Registration on the Boardwalk at
    Edwards Blvd (Riptides is open for breakfast)
    9:00 am – Tour begins on the Boardwalk. The tour will explore the Boardwalk, West End,
    and Bayfront of Long Beach. It will discuss the
    resiliency and priorities of this oceanfront
    community.
    11:45 am – Tour ends at City Hall
    12 noon – Lunch at Brixx and Barley – 152 W Park Ave. Lunch will include speakers from Long Beach
    1:30 pm – Time on your own to explore Long Beach

    Things to do in Long Beach:
     Go to the beach. Passes are sold at the trailer
    on Laurelton and Broadway. Click here.
     Rent a bike from Long Beach Sobi (Download
    the app. Click here.
     Surf lessons from Skudin Surf. Click here.
     Ice Skating at the Ice Arena. Click here.
     Check the Business Directory for various shops
    and eateries. Click here.

    Street parking is available and direct connection by LIRR from NYC. If you are planning on taking the train, consider the Long Beach Getaway Package.

    Please dress for the weather and the activities you plan to do. Remember to wear sunscreen!

    If you have any questions, call 516 705 7284 or 705 7286, or email economicdevelopment@longbeachny 

     

    Sponsors:  None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:


Past Events

  • Cycling in the City Museum Tour

    WHEN:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
    11:45 am - 1:00 pm

    WHERE:
    The Museum of the City of New York, New York

    Join the APA-NY Metro Transportation Committee and Arts + Culture Subcommittee on a privately-guided tour of the Museum of the City of New York’s newest exhibit: Cycling in the City.

    Cycling in the City traces the bike’s transformation of urban transportation and leisure and explores the extraordinary diversity of cycling cultures in the city, past and present. The exhibition reveals the complex, creative, and often contentious relationship between New York and the bicycle, while underscoring the importance of cycling as the city confronts climate change, energy scarcity, and population growth in the years to come.

    The tour will be followed by a happy hour around 1:00PM at East Harlem Bottling Co. (1711 Lexington Ave, New York, NY). Refreshments are not included.

    Registration: $5, non-refundable on Eventbrite.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Exhibition
    CM Credits:

  • Where We Live NYC Summit

    WHEN:
    Saturday, June 22, 2019
    11:00 am - 3:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Museum of the City of New York, New York New York

    Join us Saturday June 22 at the Museum of the City of New York for the Where We Live NYC Summit!

    • Watch a compelling fair housing discussion featuring NYC Deputy Mayor Vicki Been, MSNBC Legal Analyst​ and Professor Maya Wiley, Colvin Grannum of Bed Stuy Restoration & other panelists
    • Talk about what segregation, discrimination, and opportunity look like in your neighborhood
    • Share feedback on fair housing solutions & get support with your housing questions
    • Enjoy performances by artists including Urban Word and Nubian Messengers (as well as free food!)

    More participants will be announced very soon. Please RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/where-we-live-nyc-summit-tickets-60476319299

    Visit nyc.gov/wherewelive for more information on the initiative

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Exhibition
    CM Credits:

  • RESISTING DISPLACEMENT AND DISPOSSESSION A Planners Network Multi-City Conference: NYC, Montreal and Tacoma

    WHEN:
    Friday, June 21, 2019 - Saturday, June 22, 2019
    All Day

    WHERE:
    Pratt Institute,, Brooklyn, NY NY

     

    June 21-22nd, 2019

    In cities throughout the nation and world people are facing powerful economic and political forces that lead to evictions from their homes and displacement from their communities. In response, people are organizing, resisting, and developing their own plans and policies as alternatives. Join the Planners Network as we explore strategies and affirm that another world is possible!

    Register / RSVP on Facebook / NYC Conference Website

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Comm. Meeting

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Join a discussion about a comprehensive planning framework for the City Charter Revision, update/discussion  on Rent Stabilization Modifications passed.  Planning for next events.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Comm. Meeting

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Join a discussion about a comprehensive planning framework for the City Charter Revision, update/discussion  on Rent Stabilization Modifications passed.  Planning for next events.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Comm. Meeting

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Join a discussion about a comprehensive planning framework for the City Charter Revision, update/discussion  on Rent Stabilization Modifications passed.  Planning for next events.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Comm. Meeting

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    6:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Join a discussion about a comprehensive planning framework for the City Charter Revision, update/discussion  on Rent Stabilization Modifications passed.  Planning for next events.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, June 18, 2019
    6:15 pm

    WHERE:
    AKRF Offices, New York NY

    Planners interested in any aspect of environmental planning related to livable, sustainable, healthy communities (be it the green new deal, resiliency, environmental justice, public health, open space or environmental review) please plan to attend this meeting and help us define the committee’s focus moving forward. We are also looking for any planners who might want to take a leadership role in this committee.  Refreshments will be provided!

    If you are interested in the Environmental Committee would appreciate your response to a brief survey about the future direction of the Committee. It will take just a couple minutes to complete at the following link.

    FREE to Attend, but if possible, RSVP for headcount.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, May 29, 2019
    6:15 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    WSP, New York NY

    Please join us at this important meeting where we will discuss the how best to move forward.  Anyone with an interest in participating in the Environmental Committee Meeting should plan to attend or at least contact us via email.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • 5/25 APA Waterfront Committee Stapleton/Tompkinsville Walking Tour

    WHEN:
    Saturday, May 25, 2019
    10:30 am - 1:30 pm

    WHERE:
    St. George Ferry Terminal (in front of the Dairy Queen), Staten Island Brooklyn

    Join the NYC Department of City Planning, NYC Economic Development Corporation, and the APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee on a free waterfront walking tour of the Staten Island North Shore, going south from the ferry towards Alice Austen House. We will highlight and discuss maritime industry, new development, and various forms of public space, and how all of these help to shape a unique and vibrant coastal community.

    (APA CM Credits Pending)

    RSVP at this link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/525-apa-waterfront-committee-stapletontompkinsville-walking-tour-tickets-60629796353 

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: Pending