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  • APA EventJune Tech Talk with Violet Whitney

    Thursday, June 4, 2020
    12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    June Tech Talk with Violet Whitney ‘Tech & The City.’

    Violet is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, where she teaches urban data analytics and tangible computing courses, and is an advisor for an upcoming Master’s program Computation in the Built Environment. She founded the Generative Design product where she applies her background in architecture and spatial data as a Senior Product Manager. She co-leads ‘Architechies NYC’ a network which brings together architects and technologists in urban tech.

    When: June 4th, 12 Noon to 1 PM

    Zoom Details Below 

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    Meeting ID: 810 7146 2847
    Password: 611409

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

Past Events

  • Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting in June

    Tuesday, June 2, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Economic Development Committee next monthly meeting will be 6/2/2020
    • Date:  6/2/2020
    • Time:  6:00 pm ~7:30 pm
    • Place:  Zoom meeting  (please RSVP at for the further details)
    For RSVP, please contact the email above. We will email you with the zoom meeting information and meeting agenda.
    Looking forward to speaking with you
    APA NYM EconomicDevelopment Committe


    Event Type: Other
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  • Urban Planning Post Graduation: A Conversation for Emerging Professionals

    Monday, May 11, 2020
    12:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Open to all soon-to-be and recent urban planning graduates!

    The goal of this event is to empower soon-to-be urban planning graduates as they enter the job market and begin navigating the urban planning field post-graduation. Hosted by the APA New York Metro Chapter’s Technology Committee, Student Representatives Committee, and Young Planners Group.

    We will be joined by several professionals in the field, with a range of planning experience and backgrounds, who will speak candidly about their experiences and offer advice. The conversation will also be informed by the current pressure on the market due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Join Zoom Meeting

    Meeting ID: 856 1336 0376
    Password: 339009

    Although RSVP is not necessary, please send an email to with attendance so that we can track participation. Thanks! 


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting in May

    Thursday, May 7, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Economic Development Committee Monthly meeting in May

    Date: 5/7/2020

    Time: 6 – 7 pm

    We will set up a Zoom meeting online.

    Please RSVP at by 5/6/2020 12pm for receiving the Zoom meeting information.

    Thank you





    Event Type: Other
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  • May Tech Talk with Systematica - Real-Time Big Data

    Thursday, May 7, 2020
    12:00 am - 1:00 pm

    How transportation planners, designers, and citizens can harness real-time big data.

    The Tech Committee hosts a monthly series of “Tech Talks” or conversation with a professional in the field, exploring topics of technology, urbanism, and planning. For the month of May we will be joined by Mr. Choubassi who currently acts as a Director and Board member of Systematica where he leads planning and research projects on mobility in urban environments and complex buildings.

    Please make note of the lunch hour timing: the conversation will be hosted 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST, to accommodate Mr. Choubassi who will be calling in from Milan.

    RSVP is not mandatory but if possible please send an email to in advance so that we can track attendance.

    Start Time: May 7, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 959 5605 5850
    Password: 321945


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • Planning in the Time of Covid 19: A Group Discussion around the Mid Hudson Region

    Thursday, April 23, 2020
    5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Join us for an informal discussion and ideas exchange. New York Stronger will require planning, let’s be ready.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: none

  • APA NYM EcoDevComm Monthly Meeting @ Thu April 7, 2020 6:30pm - 7:30pm

    Tuesday, April 7, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Brooklyn Public Library – Brooklyn Heights Branch, Brooklyn NY

    Economic Development Committee Members:

    I hope all is well with you. This is to inform our monthly meeting

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    ·  Date:  April 7th, 2020 

    ·  Time:  6:30 pm ~7:30 pm (NOT 6pm)

    ·  Place:  Brooklyn Heights Library, 109 Remsen Street, Brooklyn NY 11201 (back room)

    ·  If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at by 5 PM on 4/6/2020.  



    Event Type: Conference
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  • Technology Committee Monthly Meeting & Virtual Workshop

    Thursday, April 2, 2020
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Tech Committee | April Monthly Meeting & Virtual Workshop 
    Thursday, April 2nd.
    The Technology Committee gets together on the first Thursday of each month, in April we will be hosting our meeting digitally through zoom software. All interested APA-NYM members are welcome to join. In this meeting we will be hearing from local designer Roo Shamim, of Future Local, who will lead a virtual workshop for our group.
    Remote Video Conferencing Information:
    APA NYM Tech Committee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 605 372 161
    Password: 200691


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • Empowering Cities with Data: Partnership Building & Frontier Technologies

    Monday, March 9, 2020
    12:00 am

    LMHQ , New York NY

    How can cities reduce cyclist and pedestrian traffic fatalities? How can streets be better designed for the elderly? How can housing authorities avoid trash overflow onto sidewalks?

    How can planning professionals work with this data and budding technology firms?

    Urbanites long for cities that are more walkable, bikeable, and responsive. This event will explore two key tools for realizing these goals: partnership building, and frontier technology. Specifically, a look into Numina’s sensing platform that measures street activity.

    Regina Myer, president of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, will share on partnerships for the public realm and the Living Labs program.

    After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for attendees to explore Numina’s data dashboards; including data on public streets, parks and plazas, and trash collection.

    This event is hosted by the APA New York Metro Chapter Technology Committee and is eligible for 1 CM credit; however, you do not need to be a Chapter member or urban planner to attend, open to the public.

    Event Registration


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1

  • Tech Talk | Eldad Gothelf of Envelope City

    Thursday, March 5, 2020
    6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Localize.City Office, New York NY

    The Tech Talk series showcases a planning professionals working in the technology sector. Join us on Thursday, March 5th to hear from Eldad Gothelf of Envelope City. The Tech Talk series, offers casual gatherings hosted in an NYC startup space, we’ll have couches and beer/wine… you bring the questions and thought-provoking conversation.

    The theme of  this talk is ‘Democratizing Zoning: Envelope and the complicated regulatory midfield.’

    Tech Talk schedule:

    • 6 pm sign in and refreshments 
    • 6:30 start time
    • 7:30 – 8 pm mingle  



    Event Type: Conference
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  • Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee's Panel Discussion Event: Impacts of New York City's Secondary Waterways

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020
    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    LMHQ, New York NY

    APA NY-Metro Chapter Presents;  Panel Discussion Event: Impacts of New York City’s Secondary Waterways 

    Join Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee for an exciting panel discussion on February 25th, 2020 (Tuesday)

    In the early 1800’s, many of NYC’s secondary waterways were once tidal estuaries and creeks that were later excavated or filled for commercial use. They became home to NYC’s industrial base. The maritime infrastructure created in the 18~1900s continues to support NYC’s overall economy. NYCEDC initiated a study in Oct 2015 to better understand the value of NYC’s secondary waterways and identify opportunities to grow waterborne commerce. Water freight provides significant public benefits by limiting truck use improving air quality, lowering our carbon footprint, reducing roadway congestion, and providing good-paying middle-class jobs.

    The Details

    Where:               150 Broadway, 20th Floor New York, NY 10038 (Large conference room)

    When:                 Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

    Time:                   Entire duration – 6:00p-8:30p 

    Agenda:            6-6:15 Arrivals/Sing-in

                                 6:15-6:30 Introductions 

                                 6:30-7:30 Panel/Discussions Presentations 

                                 7:30-8:15 Q&A discussion

                                 8:15-8:30 Conclusions / Brief Network Session 

    RSVP required:   (by Feb 24th 5 pm)

    Guest Speakers:

    • Maggie Flanagan (Waterfront Alliance)
    • Sarah Dougherty (Waterfront Alliance)
    • Jim Tampakis (Marine Spares International,  Red Hook Community)
    • Max Taffet (NYC Economic Development Corporation)
    • Cory Mann (NYC Department of City Planning)

    Organized by APA NY Metro Chapter, Economic Development Committee & Waterfront Committee


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2