2019 APA-NYM Chapter Annual Conference

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Friday, October 18, 2019
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Scandinavia House, New York, NY

Event Type: Conference

Join us for this year’s APA New York Metro (APA-NYM) Chapter Annual Conference, together with hundreds of regional planners, officials, students, and allied professionals. Registration is open HERE.

When: Friday, October 18, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave, New York, NY
Questions: Contact VP of Programs Holly Chase
Sponsorship Opportunities: Contact sponsorships@nyplanning.org

Breakfast, lunch, and a cocktail networking reception are included!

Earn 6.75 CM credits, including Ethics and Law (1.5 CM credits each). 

This year’s conference program will cover topics including biophilic urbanism, expanding
opportunity through technology, business improvement districts, zoning for cannabis, and the “pink tax” on transportation. Session times, details, and speakers will be announced in early September. 

The Program (available for download)

Keynote Speaker: Clare Newman, President and CEO of the Trust for Governors Island

Progress on the Pink Tax on Transportation

From day-to-day harassment to accessibility obstacles for pregnant women and caregivers, women report a distinct set of challenges on New York City transportation.  In Fall of 2018, the NYU Rudin Center released “The Pink Tax on Transportation: Women’s Challenges in Mobility” report which sparked a conversation about how the needs of women on transportation can be met through planning best-practices, technological advances, and effective leadership. This panel will discuss progress to date and the road ahead.  

Biophilic Urbanism in Planning: How can we successfully plan and design our cities to mimic the natural environment?

Urban planners and designers must shift fundamental thinking and practices around how we develop land and our cities. There is no single silver bullet solution to the complex task of reversing the effects of climate change, however, we can dramatically reshape the way we structure our living environs by applying the principles of biophilic urbanism to land use planning and urban design. Planners and designers must look to the natural world as a complete design baseline for cities today, from land use and zoning regulations to the buildings and forms that eventually follow.  

Techquity: Expanding Opportunity Through Technology

How do we utilize emerging technologies to make the planning process more accessible, equitable, and effective? Technological advances are reshaping the planning field; as planners, it is incumbent upon us to ensure that these advances empower disadvantaged communities rather than further exclude them from planning processes.

Hudson Square: Celebrating 10 Years of Community 

The Hudson Square Business Improvement District was established 10 years ago and, along with the rezoning from industrial to a mix of uses 5 years ago, catalyst for the transformation of former Printing District into a hub of creative industries. This is a community and economic development success story initiated through forward-thinking urban planning and public-private co-creation. 

Just Say Zone! Preparing for Recreational Marijuana in the New York Metro Area and Lessons Learned from Other States

With legal recreational marijuana fast becoming a reality in New York and the existing medical marijuana program, local municipalities will soon have to prepare for where and how to locate cannabis facilities. This panel brings together industry, real estate, and land use experts to help educate local officials about lessons learned in other states and countries. 

Join us for the 2018 APA-NYM Chapter Awards During Conference Lunch.

Each year, the APA-NYM Chapter bestows recognition on individuals, organizations, and projects that exemplify the best of the metropolitan region’s planning work. The awards are meant to highlight excellence in the field and inspire planners of the next generation. Join us to learn who are this year’s awardees in the following categories:

  1. Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning
  2. Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity
  3. Andrew Haswell Green Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years
  4. Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement
  5. Journalism Award for print, broadcast, or web-based work
  6. William H. Whyte Award for creativity and ingenuity in planning
  7. Robert W. Ponte Award for significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area through economic planning and development
  8. Floyd Lapp Award for distinguished service to the APA-NYM Chapter

Thank you to our sponsors! Become a sponsor and reserve a spot for your company’s logo below. 

The APA-NYM supports our members, local communities, schools, and practicing professionals through advocating for good planning practice, hosting diverse events and facilitating professional development opportunities in New York City, Long Island (Nassau and Suffolk Counties), Hudson Valley East and the Hudson Valley West. The Chapter represents more than 1,000 practicing planners and other people involved in the planning and design of the region’s communities.

Tickets are now available HERE