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  • Register Today: APA-NYM Holiday Party

    Wednesday, December 12, 2018
    6:30 pm - 9:30 pm

    The Beer Authority, New York City NY

    Join us for networking and fun!

    Price to include buffet, passed appetizers and drinks.
    $35.00 APA Member; $40.00 Non-member; $25.00 Students

    A last-minute ticket can be purchased at the event, at $45.  Online booking will be available until Dec 11th end of the day.  APA Members need to log in to register.

    WhenWednesday, Dec.12th, 2018, 6:30 – 9:30 PM
    Where: The Beer Authority NYC
    300 W 40th Street, New York, NY 10018
    (40th St. and 8th Ave.)

    Chapter Sponsors who would like to attend should send an email to with the names of attendees.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • Parks Without Borders Discussion Series:National Perspectives on Park Access and Equity

    Monday, November 26, 2018
    6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The Arsenal Gallery, New York

    Parks and public spaces are the hearts of New York City neighborhoods. City residents rely on their parks to build safe, healthy and vibrant communities where they can relax, play and connect with each other. In New York City and in cities across the country, elected officials, staff, and community groups are pursuing new strategies to improve park access and equity, and proactively engaging residents in the process. This discussion will showcase the work underway in San Francisco, Washington, DC, and other cities, and explore the relationship between park access and equity.

    Speakers include Vaughn Perry, Equitable Development Manager at 11th Street Bridge Park, Phil Ginsburg, General Manager at San Francisco Recreation and Park Department, Malo A. Hutson, Director at Urban Community and Health Equity Lab at Columbia, Mitchell J. Silver, Commissioner of NYC Parks. 

    RSVP here! 



    Event Type: Lecture
    CM Credits: 1.25

  • Open Space Dialogues: From Vacant to Vibrant

    Monday, November 19, 2018
    12:00 am

    New York Law School, New York NY




    Dan Barasch, Co-Founder and Executive Director, the Lowline

    Bill LoSasso, Director of GreenThumb, NYC Parks

    Michael Samuelian, President & CEO, The Trust for Governors Island


    Regina MyerPresident, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership

    Marlene Pantin, President & Founder, Red Hook Conservancy


    Jarrett Murphy, Executive Editor, City Limits


    Open Space Dialogues: From Vacant to Vibrant

    New York City is a metropolis that excels in reinvention, and that’s true for land as well. New Yorkers want – and deserve – local open spaces, and creative solutions exist to make vibrancy out of vacancy. This installment of the Open Space Dialogues explores the ways New Yorkers have, and want to, create nontraditional open spaces in unusual places, from a single lot or tunnel to entire neighborhoods and whole islands. Panelists will present and respond to examples from New York City’s past, present, and future of creative open space creation.

    • How have New Yorkers created nontraditional open spaces throughout history?
    • How do we pay for and maintain nontraditional open spaces?
    • What are future ideas for nontraditional open spaces in New York City?

    2018-2019 Open Space Dialogues

    Open Space Dialogues: From Vacant to Vibrant is the second panel of the 2018-2019 Open Space Dialogues. Expect an evening of provocative presentations and discussion created by New Yorkers for Parks and New York Law School. This event is generously hosted by The Center for New York City Law and The Center for Public Impact Law at New York Law School.


    Event Type: Lecture
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  • APA-NYM Chapter 2018 Annual Conference

    Friday, November 16, 2018
    8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Columbia University, Alfred Lerner Hall, New York NY

    Join us for this year’s premier event that brings together hundreds of regional planners, appointed and elected officials, students, and allied professionals. 

    Registration at lower pricing has been extended until the close of online registration at 11:59 pm on November 15, 2018.

    Earn up to 5.5 AICP CM credits, including Ethics and Law. Breakfast and lunch included, with cocktail networking after!  Sponsorship opportunities available HERE 

    Whether your goal is to contribute expertise and help drive change in the field of planning, learn from your peers and adopt new practices, or connect with like-minded planners who are solving everyday challenges like yours, make plans now to join APA-NYM on November 16, 2018.

    Local planning topical areas had shaped the conference program, with an overall focus on infrastructure in the NY Metro area—including housing, transportation, open space, climate change resiliency and other infrastructural needs in the region.  A large number of session proposals have been submitted and top-rated sessions have been chosen.

    The  program details are available at: Conference Program Overview

    Join us for the 2018 APA-NYM Chapter Awards During Conference Lunch, for more details visit Chapter Awards


    Online Registration at lower rates is available until November 15, 2018 (scroll down to RSVP section). APA members should log-in to register at discounted pricing. For FAQ regarding Members Login, click HERE. For lost password, click HERE.

    Registrations will be available at the door at full pricing on the day of the conference pending ticket availability and venue capacity, see pricing below. Attendees who purchased the tickets online prior to Nov 9th at the increased price should contact to receive a credit.

    Full Registration at door (APA Members) $207.00
    Full Registration at door (Non APA Members) $247.00
    Full Registration at door (Student / Speaker) $127.00
    Cocktail Networking Only at door (APA Members & Students) $97.00
    Cocktail Networking Only at door (Non-Members) $127.00

    APA-NYM Chapter 2018 Annual Conference Registration


    To login, please click on “Member Login” button the top right corner to open the login form, or by scrolling down to the login form that follows the registration segment on this page. If you don’t have your password please click HERE or on the “Lost your password?” link on the login form and follow the instructions. You will need to enter your email address associated with your APA NY account on this website. When you follow the steps as instructed, you will receive a link to create a new password via email; please check your spam and ‘trash’ folders if you do not see that email in your inbox.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • APA NY Metro Chapter Roundtable: Emerging Firms in Planning

    Tuesday, November 13, 2018
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    WXY Architecture + Urban Design Studios, New York NY

    Hosted by the APA NY Metro Arts & Culture and Urban Design Committee

    When: Tuesday, November 13, 6:30pm

    Where: WXY Architecture + Urban Design Studios, 224 Centre Street, 6th Floor,

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    Join the APA NY Metro Chapter for a dialogue centered around the ways the planning community can support and encourage new and smaller firms to flourish, including MWDBE firms. The New York City planning and urban design industry benefits from having a diverse community of firms and professionals offering unique services that are adaptive and creative for the challenges of our city. This panel will bring together representatives from emerging firms to discuss the challenges and opportunities for emerging firms in the New York City region.

    Panelists: Larisa Ortiz, Larisa Ortiz Associates, Kei Hayashi, BJH Advisors, Kevin Dwarka, Kevin Dwarka Land Use & Economic Consulting, Rebecca Karp, Karp Strategies, Nisha Mistry, Assistant Commissioner, Department of Small Business Services

    Moderator: Adam Lubinsky, WXY architecture + urban design

    AICP Credits pending.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • Hindsight Conference : Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

    Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018
    8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    Hunter College Silberman School of Social Work, New York New York

    The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee invites you to attend Hindsight, a conference on urban planning through an equity lens.

    Each year, Hindsight honors a significant urban planning and equity-related milestone to not only shine light on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to highlight planning as a means of achieving more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. In 2017, the first annual conference honored the 100th Anniversary of the supreme court decision Buchanan v. Warley (1917), in which the US Supreme Court invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds.

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

    This conference was organized by the members of the Diversity Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter. The event is sponsored by the APA New York Metro Chapter, New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Transportation, Armand Corporation, New York University Wagner School of Public Service, Pratt Institute Graduate School for Planning and the Environment, Columbia Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and CUNY Hunter and the Hunter Urban Policy & Planning Program and HNTB.

    Please visit for more information and a full program, and email for inquiries.

    November 2: Hindsight Conference

    Hindsight will kick off with a keynote “fireside chat” — an intimate conversation with leaders to reflect on the history of the Fair Housing Act and its influence on urban planning in New York City.

    Keynote Speakers (.75 CM credits – credits pending):

    • Nupur Chaudhury, Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation
    • Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
    • Chanera Pierce, Policy Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center
    • Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation and Development
    • Moderated by Daphne Lundi, Vice-Chair of APANYM Diversity Committee

    Hindsight Sessions (1 CM credit per session – credits pending):

    • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (included in cost of conference)
    • 8:45am – 9:50am – Welcome and Keynote Speakers
    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
    • 11:10am – 12:10am – Session 2
    • 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Lunch (included in cost of conference)
    • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Session 3
    • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session 4
    • 3:50pm – 4:50pm – Session 5
    • 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Closing Remarks
    • Happy Hour to follow!

    November 3: Insight Tours

    (2 CM credits per tour – credits pending)
    This year’s conference includes four walking tours on Saturday, November 3. Attendees can sign up for one tour when they arrive at the Hindsight conference on November 2 – tours are capped at 25 people, and are first come, first served. Walking tours are included in your Hindsight ticket price and descriptions will be listed in the program.


    Please use the form below to register. Registration fees and donations will go toward the cost of the conference and the APA NY Metro Chapter general fund. No refunds will be issued. We do offer a sliding scale for those who may find the cost to attend the conference cost prohibitive. Please contact us at for additional information. Thank you for your purchase.

    Important note: Once you have registered, please check to see if you received a PayPal confirmation for your ticket. If you received a PayPal confirmation, you’re all set! If you did not receive a confirmation, please email to confirm your registration!


    Event Type: Conference
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  • East End Conference

    Thursday, October 25, 2018
    3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Hotel Indigo East End, Riverhead NY

    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018, 3:00pm – 7:30pm (Mobile Workshop starts at 12:30)
    Where: Hotel Indigo East End, 1830 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY 11901
    Price: $15 students, $20 municipal, APA members, non-profits, $25 Non-members, $40 at the door

    Please join the Long Island Section for an afternoon and evening of East End-focused planning topic discussions and panels. A light dinner buffet will be served.

    On October 25th, the APA Long Island Section will hold its annual East End Planning Conference!   This year the conference will be held at the Hotel Indigo East End located at 1830 West Main Street in Riverhead.  Hotel Indigo is centrally located on the East End on Route 25 near the eastern end of the Long Island Expressway and west of downtown Riverhead.  We look forward to an afternoon and evening of discussion on timely planning topics and networking. The program will include:

    • MOBILE WORKSHOP: Sutter and Sterlington Greenworks, Cutchogue (12:30pm – 3:00pm) {2.5 CM credits requestedSutter Greenworks and  Sterlington Greenworks generate a combined 6.2 MW of solar energy to the utility grid. The two sites contain nearly 30,000 PV modules, generating a combined 12 million kWh of electricity each year. This is enough energy to power nearly 1,000 typical homes, and offsets the equivalent of approximately 9,900 tons of CO2.  Tour will begin at Hotel Indigo at 12:30pm (participants will board coach bus and travel to/from the tour sites)


    • Registration and Networking (3:00pm – 3:30pm) Sponsor Exhibits
    • Welcoming Remarks (3:30pm – 3:45pm)
    • Session 1 (3:45pm – 5:15pm): Innovative and Alternative On-Site Wastewater Treatment Systems (I/A OWTS) Implementation in Suffolk County (1.5 CM credits requested)  The panel will provide a brief history of the creation of Suffolk County’s I/A OWTS program, the benefits of the systems, funding program, and the regulatory permitting requirements.  Representatives from the Town of Southampton and the Town of Easthampton will discuss how they administer their respective I/A OWTS mandate and funding programs.  Practical experiences with the County and town programs will be shared.
    • Dinner Buffet and Networking (5:15pm – 6:00pm) Sponsor Exhibits
    • Session 2 (6:00pm – 7:30pm): Managed Retreat in the Coastal Zone {1.5 CM credits requested} This panel discussion will include Lisa Liquori, AICP, Principal, Fine Arts & Sciences, LLC, Paul Beyer,  Director of Smart Growth. NYS Department of State (or Jaime Ethier, NYS DOS, Office of Planning, Development and Community Infrastructure or Jason Hellendrung, TetraTech), Alison Brancho, Ph.D., Director of Coastal Programs, The Nature Conservancy of Long Island, and Lena DeSantis, Managing Planner, Anchor QEA.  The panelists will describe the newly developed NYSDOS Transfer of Development Rights Initiative for Managed Retreat, the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery and other buyout programs, the National Peconic Estuary Program Climate Ready Assessment Project (underway), and Climate Resilience Adaptation projects made possible through strategic retreat.

    Please contact LI Section Treasurer for sponsorship opportunity!
    Gold: $500 includes 6 tickets, company profile on our website, extra‐large logo and company name displayed on a poster during the event, option to display marketing materials during the event, recognition during the presentation, and an opportunity to present for a few minutes during the event.
    Silver: $250 includes 4 tickets, company profile on our website, large logo and company name displayed on a poster during the event, with an option to display marketing materials at the table before the event.
    Bronze: $150 includes 2 tickets, logo displayed on our website, logo and company name displayed on a poster during the event.
    Individual: $75 includes 1 ticket and name displayed on poster board during the event.

    Visit the Long Island Section for more information and updates. CM credits will be requested.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • Walking Tour of the Bronx Hub

    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

    HNRC is co-sponsoring walking tours with the Municipal Art Society.

    Laurence Frommer, HNRC member will lead these tours described below. Please use the links below to register.

    The tour is co-sponsored by APA NYM Chapter Housing & Neighborhood Revitalization Committee and the Municipal Art Society

    Laurence Frommer, HNRC member, will lead the tour described below. Please use the links to register. 
    For registration visit: Bronx Hub
    Once the “Times Square of the Bronx”,  with Laurence Frommer

    When: Saturday, October 20,  2:00-4:00 PM
    Tickets: Member $20; Non-member: $30

    The area where 149th Street intersects with Third, Willis, and Melrose Avenues was once known as “the Times Square of the Bronx” because it served as a hub for transportation, shopping, and cultural sites, including a grand 1910 opera house. Can the “Bronx Hub” be reborn in the 21st century as the center of a new “Downtown Bronx?” As we visit this crossroads of possibilities we will ask: “Why hasn’t the Hub seen as much new development as downtown Jamaica despite its greater proximity to Manhattan?” Are location and substantial infrastructure enough – or are there other important ingredients that must be present for successful redevelopment?



    Event Type: Conference
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  • 2018 Transportation Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, October 20, 2018
    1:30 pm - 5:30 pm

    Brooklyn-Queens Waterfront, Brooklyn

    Join fellow members of the APA’s New York Metro Chapter and members of the Young Professionals in Transportation NYC Chapter for the sixth annual Transportation Scavenger Hunt! Teams of 3-6 people will scour Brooklyn-Queens between the Queensboro Bridge and the Williamsburg Bridge in search of answers to clues about the neighborhoods’ transportation history.

    This year we are partnering 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.

    Details and signup here! – RSVPs required

    When: Saturday, October 20th, 2018

    1:30-3:30 (Hunt)

    3:30-5:30 (Networking Reception)

    Things to Note

    • At least one person per team must have an iPhone running iOS 10.0 or later to participate
    • You can form teams ahead of time or sign up as an individual and we will assign you a team the day of the hunt.
    • The event is free but you must RSVP and be a member of YPT or APA-NYM to participate.

    Meeting Location at 1:30 PM, North Williamsburg Ferry Landing:

    East River, just off of North 6th Street, Brooklyn NY 11249

    Ending Location at 3:30 PM, Bierocracy, 12-23 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City NY 11101

    This event is limited to 40 participants so be sure to sign up as soon as possible. You must be an active member of either YPT-NYC or APA-NYM, to participate. You must select a ticket that corresponds with your membership affiliation. Registrations will be checked against member lists. A waitlist for tickets will be maintained, and you must be a YPT or APA member to gain a spot on the waitlist.


    Event Type: Other
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  • Land Under Water in NYC: What it is & Why it Matters

    Thursday, October 18, 2018
    7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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

    RSVP here

    Join the American Planning Association NY Metro Chapter Waterfront Committee for a set of presentations on the elusive topic of how to plan for Lands Under Water. Lands Under Water often have unclear jurisdictions and complex regulatory contexts—but also an endless potential for creative waterfront activation. This perennial issue of waterfront planning is sometimes murky, always fascinating, and good to know about if working on the waterfront in NYC or NY State.

    First Presentation: Scott Shostak, Counsel at NYCEDC

    • History of Lands Under Water in what is now NY State
    • Different states, different riparian rules
    • Lands Under Water examples in NYC

    Second Presentation: Alexis Saba, Counsel at Sive, Paget, and Riesel

    • Land Under Water issue spotting and tools
    • Who owns what and what to do about it
    • Why Lands Under Water ownership matters: permitting implications
    • State and City ownership inconsistency/lack of clarity/ownership disagreements
    • What doesn’t show up in title reports

    Third Presentation: Edward M. Weinstein, Principal of Edward M. Weinstein Architecture and Planning PC (formerly NYC Department of Ports and Terminals)

    • Zoning above Lands Under Water
    • Floor Area Ratios (FAR), what counts and what doesn’t?
    • Floating structures and example as it relates to Lands Under Water
    • Other Country’s treatment of Lands Under Water

    AICP Law CM Credits TBD

    RSVP here


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: TBD