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  • APA EventAPA Waterfront Committee Meeting

    WHEN:
    Monday, March 5, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

    Please join us for the monthly APA Waterfront Committee– RSVP by emailing waterfront@nyplanning.org

    Meeting agenda to be distributed by email and calendar invite to all RSVPs.

    RSVP is not required.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Non-APA EventBridges to Community Service Trip Information Session

    WHEN:
    Saturday, March 17, 2018 - Saturday, March 24, 2018
    All Day

    WHERE:
    VHB, New York

    Each Spring Nanette Bourne and Nancy Doon, of sponsor firms Sam Schwartz Engineering and
    VHB, respectively, and Board Members of Bridges to Community (BTC) lead a group of
    business leaders to work on a construction project in Nicaragua. Several people from other APA
    New York Metro Chapter sponsor firms including AKRF, LANGAN and WSP have joined them
    on previous trips. Projects are selected by the community and the group works side by side with
    the people who will benefit from the project.

    This coming trip is scheduled for Nicaragua from March 17 – March 24, 2018.  The project will be the construction of a simple and safe concrete block house for a family living in extremely substandard conditions. The foundation will be dug on day one, and the group will work with professional masons to complete the house by the end of the week. A “housewarming” celebration will be held with the family and the community at the end of the week.

    The house will be built in a rural village about 2 hours from the capital city of
    Managua. Volunteers fly into Managua and then travel with BTC staff to the village where
    dormitory style housing is provided to the group. There will be 15-20 volunteers working side by
    side with bilingual BTC staff and Nicaraguan masons. The work is for all ages and abilities. It
    does not require experience or an ability to speak Spanish. All meals will be provided.

    The cost is $1,395 for food and lodging and with airfare, the projected total is $1,900-$2,000. All
    costs are tax deductible. More information can be found in the attached brochure and this
    video about the business leaders trip

    If you have any interest, please contact trip leaders Nancy Doon Nancy.Doon@gmail.com (212-
    857-7312) or Nanette Bourne nhbourne13@gmail.com (914-393- 2465) or Bridges to
    Community directly at info@bridgestocommunity.org  (914-923- 2200).

    Nancy and Nanette will be holding an information session at VHB’s Office, One Penn Plaza on
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017, at 6 PM for anyone interested in learning about the trip from
    other previous business leader trips. Please respond to Nancy Doon if you would like to attend
    the information session.

    Sponsors: 

    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits:


Past Events

  • Regional Planning Panel Discussion

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    AECOM, New York NY

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on regional planning challenges and opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area. Hear from the Regional Plan Association and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council on their recently released regional plans, followed by a moderated discussion led by the NYC Department of City Planning. Light snacks will be provided. 1.5 CM credits pending.

    RSVP required for building security – apanymtransportation@gmail.com

    Please note the new location. Event will be held at AECOM’s offices at 125 Broad St, 15th Floor

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5 pending

  • Regional Conference for Sustainable Development

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, February 7, 2018
    12:00 am - 4:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Grace Farms, New Canaan CY

    Grace Farms Foundation and Live Green Connecticut invite you to be the guest at the first annual Regional Conference for Sustainable Development (RCSD). Thought leaders from around the world will discuss wide-ranging strategies for sustainable development, with regional case studies demonstrating how some of those strategies have been implemented locally.
    AICP CM credits will be offered.
    When: February 7, 2018, 9am – 4:30pm

    Where: Grace Farms, 365 Lukes Wood Road, New Canaan, CT

    Register HERE

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Panel Discussion: Worker Directed Economic Development: The Role of Planning in the Development and Support of Worker Coops

    WHEN:
    Thursday, January 18, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Brooklyn Borough Hall, Brooklyn NY

    APA NYM Economic Development Committee invites you to a panel discussion with 3 guest speakers to discuss Worker Directed Economic Development. In 2014, NYC Council voted to support a $1.2 million initiative to fund the development of worker cooperatives. Worker cooperatives are growing nationally as part of a broad movement addressing urban poverty, long-term unemployment, and income inequality. Public and private leadership have been working together to support this promising option for improving the social and economic well-being of greater New York’s most vulnerable. This panel will explore the result off that legislation by hearing from leaders of organizations who have been funded by the The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Worker Cooperative Business Development Initiative.

    Moderated panel with question and answer session to follow.

    Date:         Jan 18th 2018, 6pm to 8pm

    Location:  Brooklyn Borough Hall : 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    Featuring:

    Leigh Brown, Program Associate from Democracy at Work Institute

    Sylvia Morse, Project Coordinator, Cooperative Development Program from Center for Family Life

    Matt Berlin, Senior Business Strategist from The ICA Group

    Moderator: Scott Grimm-Lyon, AICP

    RSVP is required via email no later than 5pm on Jan, 17th 2018. (Participants need to be on the guest list in advance for the building security)

    RSVP: EconomicDevelopment@nyplanning.org

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: 2

  • NYC Ferry Happy Hour!

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, January 16, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Ale Wife, Queens New York

    Please join the Transportation and Urban Design Committees at 6 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 16th for an informal discussion and happy hour centered on NYC’s new ferry system. We will hear from representatives of the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning, and the private sector. Topics may include service implementation, initial observations on operations, and anticipated impacts on waterfront communities. Take the ferry to Long Island City and join us at Alewife NYC!

    Please RSVP to apanymtransportation@gmail.com.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • APA-NYM Holiday Party

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Jack Doyle’s Bar and Restaurant, New York New York

    Celebrate the new year with APA at Jack Doyle’s Bar and Restaurant!

    Price to include a buffet dinner, appetizers, and two drinks.

    Chapter Sponsors who would like to attend should send an email to Shachi Pandey at treasurer@nyplanning.org with the names of attendees.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits:

  • Open Space Dialogues

    WHEN:
    Monday, December 11, 2017
    12:00 am

    WHERE:
    WeWork Bryant Park, New York NY

    New Yorkers for Parks and WXY architecture + urban designbring the city’s leading parks researchers, practitioners, and decision-makers together, generously hosted by WeWork.

    Presenters

    Bonnie Campbell, Managing Director, Two Trees Management

    Susan Chin, Executive Director, Design Trust for Public Space

    Wendy Feuer, Assistant Commissioner, Urban Design + Art + Wayfinding, NYC DOT

    Respondents

    Dave Barry, President / CEO, Urby

    Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, NYC DCP

    Brad Lander, Council Member, District 39

    Josh Sirefman, Chief Development Officer, Sidewalk Labs

    Visit for details: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-space-dialogues-a-new-perspective-in-development-design-registration-37677345956

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Monthly Meeting APA NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee

    WHEN:
    Monday, December 4, 2017
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

    Monthly general meeting for APA Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee shall be held on 12/4/17 at 7 PM. If you would like to join the committee meeting please email maxtaffet@gmail.com.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Update of Case Law

    WHEN:
    Thursday, November 30, 2017
    7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Town of Ramapo Town Hall, Suffern NY

    Join the Rockland Municipal Planning Federation for an update of case law presented by Steven Silverberg and Christie Tomm Addona.  The event is co-sponsored by the APA NY Metro Chapter’s Hudson Valley West Section.

    • Zoning and Land Use Case Law
    • State Environmental Quality Review Act (SEQRA) Case Law
    • Freedom of Information Law (FOIL)
    • Telecom
    • Religious Land Use & Institutionalized Persons Act (RLUIPA) Case Law

    This Course is FREE, but you must register to attend.  For additional information and to register, please contact Arlene Miller at 845-364-3448 or millera@co.rockland.ny.us

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Event postponed: Discussion on NYC's Ferry System and Its Impact on Waterfront Communities

    WHEN:
    Wednesday, November 29, 2017
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    WHERE:
    Ale Wife, Queens New York

    NYC Ferry Happy Hour Postponed
    Unfortunately, a key speaker for the happy hour event discussing NYC’s new ferry system cannot attend. As a result, the Nov. 29th event has been postponed until January, with a specific date yet to be determined. If you are interested in attending and want to be sure you get the new information once it’s rescheduled, please email Mary Miltimore at mmiltimore@fhiplan.com. Our apologies for the late change.

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • New Trends in Coastal Mitigation: A Detailed Look at In-Water Impacts & Mitigation in NYC

    WHEN:
    Tuesday, November 28, 2017
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    WHERE:
    Cornell AAP NYC Studio, New York New York

    Building on last fall’s Permitting 101 education event, join the APA Waterfront Committee for a continuing education event to learn about emerging trends in coastal in-water impact mitigation. The following presentations to be given followed by discussion and Q & A:

    • Floating Structures Pilot Project: Fish Utilization & Response and Hydrodynamics & Sediment Transport
      Bonnie Harken, Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc. 
    • Wetland Mitigation in NYC
      Marit Larson, Chief of Natural Resources NYC Parks
    • NYC’s First Bank and Available Wetland Mitigation Credits
      Max Taffet, Vice President of Ports and Transportation, NYCEDC

    Bonnie A. Harken, AIA, APA, is President of Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc., a multi-disciplinary firm which consults about strategies for planning and implementing successful, sustainable developments that transform cities. Founded in 2003 with a special strength in resilient urban waterfronts, Nautilus has worked in over 25 countries. Recently, Nautilus International was the lead consultant for the PANYNJ on a multi-year study about revitalizing six miles of waterfront in SW Brooklyn and led a consulting team who conducted scientific research about the environmental effects of near-shore floating structures, like ferry terminals, in New York Harbor. Ms. Harken is an internationally-recognized expert in urban waterfront redevelopment and downtown revitalization. Early in her career, Ms. Harken led urban design and architectural teams on a wide number of projects at Battery Park City in New York. Other waterfront projects include strategic planning for General Motors’ 5.5M sf riverfront headquarters in Detroit. Ms. Harken served as the APA NY Metro’s representative on the Mayor Bloomberg’s Waterfront Management Advisory Board. Ms. Harken’s work has won numerous awards for design excellence as well as for meritorious service to the profession from APA. Ms. Harken grew up in Asia and Latin America, studied environmental design at Parsons School of Design, real estate finance at NYU, and holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

    Marit Larson is the Chief of Natural Resources for NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. She is an environmental scientist with Masters degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Washington and resources management from the University of California at Berkeley. Beginning with a Fulbright Scholarship in Germany to study stream restoration, she has worked on stream and wetland restoration and protection in urban areas for over 25 years. Ms. Larson oversees the protection, restoration, management and conservation of New York City Parks’ 10,000 acres of natural spaces. She is responsible for forest and wetland research, conservation research, and stormwater green infrastructure design and construction, as well as for New York City’s native plant center and its Urban Field Station — a collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service.

    Max Taffet is a Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation in the Ports and Transportation division. Taffet is currently working to implement NYC’s first wetland mitigation bank. Following federally established Clean Water Act guidelines for offsetting impacts to aquatic resources, this 69-acre site on Staten Island’s West Shore is generating credits that represent the first ever environmental compensatory currency to exist in the Port of New York. As VP of Waterfront Planning, Taffet implemented a website called “Waterfront Navigator.NYC” intended to rationalize permitting of coastal development and maintenance as well as leads other complex waterfront siting projects.Taffet has a Masters in Regional Planning from Cornell University and received a B.A. at the University of British Columbia.

     

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: YES, # TBD