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  • APA EventCanal to Coast: Reuniting the Waters

    Thursday, August 30, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Red Hook Dock at Fairway, Brooklyn NY

    Join APA Waterfront Committee members for a tour and performance, details can be viewed HERE.

    Take to the water aboard a New York Water Taxi, with tour guides organized by Working Harbor Committee, to learn about the origins of Brooklyn’s Erie Basin as the Erie Canal’s ultimate destination and its current role as a vital resource for maritime industry on this guided tour of Red Hook’s Erie Basin and our South Brooklyn working waterfront, departing from and returning to the Red Hook Dock at Fairway. This tour will be led Mitch Waxman of The Newtown Pentacle & the Working Harbor Committee.

    This is the third of three boat tour dates and five performance events in Canal to Coast: Reuniting the Waters a program of the Waterfront Alliance made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. This series of boat tours focused on Erie Basin in Red Hook, Brooklyn and its role in helping the Erie Canal make New York City a world capital. In addition to boat tours, Canal to Coast will offer performances that will take place aboard Lehigh Valley no. 79, a 104-year-old Lehigh Valley Railroad barge moored in Red Hook, Brooklyn. Tickets to performances will cost $2 (plus processing fee) each. Boat ride tickets will cost $5 each (plus processing fee).


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  • APA Event2018 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference: Designing a Carbon Neutral New York

    Friday, September 21, 2018
    9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The Center for Architecture, New York

    The effects of climate change are changing the way local planners, designers, and public officials work in the region, but what is New York City doing to address the sources of climate change?

    Building systems and policies to reduce carbon emissions in New York City requires collaboration among various groups. This conference will engage design and planning professionals in important discussions to examine carbon offset options for New York City and explore how these efforts are relevant to the work that we do. The conference consists of a keynote speaker, followed by four panel discussion sessions. Each session will address various aspects of how New York can strive to become a carbon-neutral city.

    For bookings and more information, please visit the conference page HERE.

    Lunch is provided. 6 AICP Credits (pending), 6.0; LA CES Credits (pending)



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  • APA EventSAVE THE DATE - Hindsight : Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

    Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
    All Day

    Location TBD, New York City


    Hindsight Conference 2018 honors the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (1968), which outlawed housing discrimination for certain protected classes, and requires jurisdictions to address segregation and disparate access to opportunity – affirmatively further fair housing.

    The day-long event will focus on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic at a conference, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.

    We are now accepting Session Proposals! We invite you and the general public to begin submitting proposals for innovative sessions (panels, workshops, skill-share) that focus on the theme and ensure a diversity of panelists and speakers. 

    To learn more, please visit



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Past Events

  • Summer Tour: Sunken Forest & Ocean Beach, Fire Island

    Friday, August 3, 2018
    9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Bay Shore Ferry, Bay Shore NY

    The APA-NY Metro Chapter, Long Island Section is hosting a summer tour consisting of two parts, a tour of Sunken Forest Preserve in the morning with a presentation in the afternoon by the Village of Ocean Beach on recently implemented storm resiliency measures.  A Park Ranger and Park Planner will provide the guided tour of the unique habitat found in Sunken Forest Preserve.  Sunken Forest is home to a rare maritime holly forest ecological community which is found behind well-established sand dunes along the Atlantic coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts and is well worth experiencing in person.  AICP-CM Credits to be Requested 

    Registration is open! Deadline to Register – July 31, 2018

    Registration fee is $50, and covers the cost of round-trip ferry and water taxi. Parking and lunch are not included in registration fee.

    For the trip itinerary, frequent updates and more information on how to pay by check, please visit Long Island Section website.


    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: YES, # TBD

  • The Dollars and Sense of Preserving Community Character with Ed McMahon

    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    10:00 am - 12:00 pm

    The Narrowsburg Union, Narrowsburg NY/Sullivan

    Join us on the Upper Delaware Scenic Byway for this free public program that will offer constructive strategies communities can use to promote economic development while preserving scenic values.

    The program will be delivered by Ed McMahon, a nationally known speaker regarded as a leading authority on sustainable development, land conservation, smart growth and historic preservation. A Senior Fellow with the Urban Land Institute, McMahon argues that while America is a leader in environmental protection, the “special character” of our cities, towns, and countryside is quickly disappearing.

    In this talk, McMahon will address how scenic landscapes are an economic asset and how preserving community character helps increase property values and tourism spending. He will also discuss the importance of guiding desirable development away from environmentally sensitive and distinct places and will explain the tools communities can use to avoid conflicts between conservation and economic development.

    RSVP to

    or Register online at

    for additional information please contact:

    Laurie Ramie (845) 252-3022

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 2 requested

  • Brooklyn Greenway Initiative: Epic Ride bike event

    Saturday, July 21, 2018
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

    When: Sat, July 21, 8 AM- 4 PM
    Where starting point: 1 Commercial St. Brooklyn, NY 11222
    Where finish line: 16702 Rockaway Beach Blvd, Rockaway Park, NY 11694 

    Cost: $65
    Register HERE

    Epic Ride is a 25-40 mile long bike ride along Brooklyn’s waterfront from Greenpoint to Riis Park Beach. Participants will discover hidden and far-flung neighborhoods; pedal through the city, state, and national parks; and take in spectacular city views along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Riders will be fully supported by experienced marshals and mechanics along the route and there will be refreshments offered at various scenic rest stops. Complimentary bike valet will be available at the finish line.

    Afterward, riders and volunteers are invited to attend The Epic After Party at the Riis Park Beach Bazaar with live bands, food, and drinks. The proceeds raised from this event will go towards the establishment, development, and long-term stewardship of the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. When complete this 14-mile landscaped route, for pedestrians and cyclists, will connect neighborhood parks and open spaces from Greenpoint to Bay Ridge. Persons who wish to participate must register for the event on our website and a registration fee is required. More information is available HERE.


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  • APA NYM Economic Development Roundtable

    Thursday, July 12, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA), New York NY

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee is inviting you to join the roundtable discussion!

    Economic Development Roundtable:

    Do you want to hear about the latest Planning trends in New York City? Do you have something interesting to say about Economic Development?

    Join the APA-NYM Economic Development Committee for a series of conversations with your peers so we can learn from each other about the projects, new theories and trends in Economic Development that we are passionate about.

    Each participant will have the option to lead a short discussion by presenting a 5 to a 10-minute case study and leading a roundtable Q&A.  

    If you don’t want to lead a case study discussion you’re still welcome to learn, participate in the Q&A and join us for dinner.  Dinner will be provided free of charge.

    This is a great opportunity to learn and share the interesting projects (yours or not), current economic development issues or/and your ideas with other professionals. Please let us know if you are interested in presenting!

    We look forward to learning with you!

    DateJuly 12th Thursday

    Time6pm to 8pm

    Location:  Roosevelt Island Visual Art Association (RIVAA) at 527 Main Street, New York, NY 10044

    RSVP at by July 9th (Monday)    — (So that we can know how much food and drinks we should prepare in advance)


    Event Type: Discussion
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  • APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee Monthly Meeting

    Monday, June 25, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

    The next APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee meeting will be Monday, June 25.

    Agenda Items:
    -Debrief 5/20 tour
    -A committee Hidden Harbor Tour
    -Coordination with APA Long Island Chapter on a possible tour of Fire Island
    -Fall APA Conference (any waterfront committee involvement)

    RSVP is not required.


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  • Book Reading: Cassim Shepard of City Makers

    Sunday, June 24, 2018
    4:00 pm - 6:30 pm

    The Fullerton Center, Newburgh NY/Orange

    Come to this intimate book launch featuring Cassim Shepard and the ever so relevant topic of urbanism. Cassim will share an animated presentation about the examples of proactive urbanism by ordinary people followed by a Q&A.

    Cities are where solutions to the twenty-first century’s key challenges—addressing inequality, fostering political participation, responding to climate change—will be tested. And as cities adapt to new developments in technology, infrastructure, public space, transportation, and housing, so too must urban practices and our understanding of how to effect positive change evolve.

    In Citymakers, Cassim Shepard offers a vivid survey of how urbanism today is no longer the domain of just planners, politicians, and power brokers removed from the effects of their decisions, but an array of citizens working at the vanguard of increasingly diverse practices, from community gardeners to architects to housing advocates.

    Drawing on six years as the editor of Urban Omnibus, one of the leading publications charting innovations in urban practice (launched in 2009 by The Architectural League of New York), Shepard explores a broad variety of projects in New York, a city at the forefront of experimental and practical research.

    Citymakers reports from the front lines of urban practice with up-to-the-minute examples and arguments that reframe our understanding of urbanism. With original photography by Alex Fradkin, the book fuses the rich visual and graphic sensibility of architectural publishing with the informative readability of sophisticated, long-format journalism.

    Revising traditional notions of urban intervention and providing new directions for the next generation of citizen-practitioners, Citymakers is a lasting document of the perspectives driving cities today, and tomorrow.

    The Fullerton Center 297 Grand Street, Newburgh NY 12550
    Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4pm-6pm
    Free and open to everyone. RSVP to



    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

  • Green Infrastructure in the Delaware River Watershed

    Wednesday, June 20, 2018
    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library, Monticello NY/Sullivan

    Join us on June 20th! Partners from the Delaware River Watershed are teaming up for a policy forum on the economic, social, and environmental benefits of green infrastructure. 

    This event brings together a talented group of speakers and panelists to talk about how now is more important than ever to invest in greener strategies for managing stormwater. From innovative examples to barriers and opportunities, this policy forum will provide the information and tools needed for local decision-makers to get involved and bring more green infrastructure into their communities. Please register at or here.


    10:00 am – 10:15 am –
    Breakfast and Networking
    10:15 am – 10:20 am –
    10:20 am – 10:30 am –
    Opening Remarks
    10:30 am – 12:00 pm –
    Part I: Spread it Out, Slow it Down, and Soak it In
    12:00 pm – 12:45 pm –
    12:45 pm – 2:00 pm –
    Part II: Goals and Opportunities for Planning and Implementing GI in the Region
    2:00 pm – 2:15 pm –
    2:15 pm – 2:35 pm –
    Part III: Keep it Green – Delaware County Stream Corridor Management Plan
    2:35 pm – 3:00 pm –
    Concluding remarks, Q&A, group discussion, and next steps
    3:00 pm –



    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: pending

  • Building Equitable Bike Share in Bed-Stuy

    Monday, May 21, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    AECOM, New York NY

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on bike share equity in New York City. Hear from representatives from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Citi Bike (Motivate), and the NYC Departments of Transportation and Health discuss their partnership’s successes and challenges as they work to develop inclusive programs and policies to promote equity through bike share in hopes that Citi Bike users will one day reflect the racial and economic diversity of residents.

    Monday May 21, 6:00PM at AECOM’s 125 Broad St office, 15th Floor – enter off Broad St on west side of the building

    RSVP is required for building security – email


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1.5

  • 5/20 APA Waterfront Committee LIC/Roosevelt Island Walking Tour

    Sunday, May 20, 2018
    12:45 pm - 3:45 pm

    Hallets Cove NYC Ferry Landing, New York NY

    As a part of the annual May 20th (5/20) celebration of NYC’s 520 miles of waterfront, the APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee is hosting a 3-hour walking tour spanning from the Hallet’s Cove peninsula to the tip of Roosevelt Island.

    Walking approximately 3 miles the route will explore and educate participants on a variety of NYC shoreline conditions. From one of the original privately owned public waterfront access areas along the Costco parking lot to the brand new waterfront infrastructure of the NYC Ferry. Also visited and to be discussed along the way will be City Parks kayak launches, the Socrates Sculpture Garden, the new Cornell Tech Campus, and the tour will finish at the FDR Four Freedoms State Park on the southern tip of Roosevelt Island.

    RSVP here

    The map shows walking route.



    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: TBD

  • 2018 APA Studio Presentations

    Wednesday, May 9, 2018
    12:00 am

    NYU Wagner Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue, New York NY

    Please join Columbia University, Hunter College, New York University, Pratt Institute, and Rutgers University for our annual graduate planning student studio showcase!

    One team from each school will present on work completed as part of a studio workshop or thesis project. This event culminates the 2017-2018 academic year, highlights the accomplishments of planning students in the New York Metro area, and offers an opportunity to celebrate achievements, hear feedback from a panel of faculty judges, and enjoy networking with students and professionals in the planning community.

    5:00 PM: Doors and Light Refreshments

    5:30 PM: Opening Remarks

    6:00 PM: Presentations

    Presentation details and presenting teams TBA – stay tuned for more information soon.

    NYU Wagner Rudin Family Forum for Civic Dialogue
    The Puck Building, 2nd Floor
    295 Lafayette Street (at E. Houston Street)


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