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  • APA EventBike Sharing and Shared Mobility

    Friday, November 15, 2019
    9:00 am

    Westchester County Center, White Plains New York

    The panel discussion will teach about issues associated with bike sharing from municipalities that have implemented bike sharing programs.  Attendees will learn about best practices in bike sharing including how to appropriately size programs, where to locate bikes, markets that might use bikes to replace auto trips and other relevant issues to employing successful bicycle programs.  There will also be a session on the broader issue of shared mobility and the various modes that shared mobility encompasses such as bikes, micro-transit and ride hailing services.


    1. PANEL: Bike Sharing Programs in Suburban Municipalities (9:00 am – 10:15 am)

    Naomi Klein, Director of Transportation Planning, Westchester County Department of Public Works & Transportation, Moderator

    Kevin Kain, Director of Planning & Sustainability, City of New Rochelle

    Karen Pasquale, Advisor to the Mayor, City of White Plains

    Tom Soyk, Deputy Commissioner/City Transportation Engineer, City of White Plains

    Jason Baker, Director, Mayor’s Office of Sustainability, City of Yonkers

    Dana Levenberg, Supervisor, Town of Ossining

    Victoria Gearity, Mayor, Village of Ossining

    1. Keynote Address (10:15 – 10:30) – Westchester County Executive George Latimer
    2. Panel Discussion (10:30 am – 10:50 am)
    3. Break (10:50 am – 11:00 am)
    4. Shared Mobility Workshop (11:00 am – 12:00 pm)

    Gerry Bogacz, Planning Director, NYMTC


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: pending

  • APA Event2019 Hindsight Conference | Erasure, Remembrance, and Healing

    Friday, December 6, 2019
    8:15 am - 5:15 pm

    New York City College of Technology (City Tech), Brooklyn New York

    This December, we are hosting the third annual Hindsight Conference, an all-day conference in New York City on urban planning through an equity lens. This year’s conference theme is Erasure, Remembrance, and Healing, recognizing multiple anniversaries The year 2019 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of spontaneous, gay, anti-police demonstrations at the Stonewall Inn in Greenwich Village, New York City, marking a seminal moment in the gay liberation movement. It also marks the 100th Anniversary of the 1919 “Red Summer,” where more than 250 African Americans were killed in at least 25 riots across the U.S by white mobs that never received punishment, largely omitted from history textbooks. 2019 also marks 400 years since enslaved Africans were brought by European colonists onto occupied Powhatan territory, historically renamed Jamestown in Virginia.


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • APA Event2019 APA-NYM Holiday Party

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019
    6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Turntable LP Bar, New York NY

    Date: Tues. Dec. 10th 2019
    Time: 6:00pm to 9:00pm
    Location: Turntable LP Bar, 34-36 W 32nd St 5th Floor, New York, NY 10001
    Tickets are available HERE
    Please join your fellow planners this holiday season for networking opportunities, great food, an open bar (beer, wine, soju), and karaoke!
    Located in the heart of Midtown, Turntable LP Bar is a trendy gastropub featuring juke joint decor and serving great Korean food and drinks.

    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits:

Past Events

  • HNRC Committee Meeting

    Tuesday, November 12, 2019
    6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Manatus Development Group LLC, New York New York

    Please join the Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee to discuss:

    1. Update on NYCHA
    2. MAS Tours
    3. Seminar on the NYC Climate Mobilization Act and NYC Climate Leadership and Community Protection Acts: Roles for planners
    4. Sustainability Workshop


    For more information and to RSVP contact

    Sponsors: None

    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Southern BLVD Walking Tour

    Sunday, November 10, 2019
    12:00 am

    Southern BLVD, Bronx, New York

    Focus On: Southern Boulevard
    11/10/2019 02:00 PM – 04:30 PM ET . Postponed


    • Postponed until further notice


    This event is being postponed for a later date to be determined. If you registered please contact MAS for a refund.


    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: 2

  • Technology Committee Monthly Meeting

    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Localize.City Office, New York NY

    Join us for the Technology Committee’s monthly meeting. Let us know you’re coming, <>.


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Urban Redevelopment: Building Stronger Communities

    Thursday, November 7, 2019
    8:30 am

    National Grid, Brooklyn, NY 11201 NY

    The APA NYM Environmental Committee is partnering with the Center for Creative Land Recycling on November 7th in Brooklyn, NY for “Urban Redevelopment: Building Stronger Communities,” where we’ll build on the understanding that cities are best molded through redevelopment that benefits all. Community leaders will share what they have learned and achieved through their redevelopment projects, and delve into how the beneficial reuse of properties can support social justice, economic growth, climate resilience, and stronger communities.

    6.5 CM credits

    Please register to join us!


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 6.5 (pending)

  • APA NYM Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting - November

    Wednesday, November 6, 2019
    6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Brooklyn Heights Library, Brooklyn NY

    Economic Development Committee Members

    This is to let you know that our next monthly meeting will be November 6th 2019 (Wednesday).

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    • Date:  November 6th, 2019 (Wednesday)
    • Time:  6:00 pm ~7:30 pm
    • 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 November 5th (Tuesday).  Please bring your ID to access to a meeting room in the library.

    We will discuss the potential next events in 2019 and 2020 (mainly for 2019). We are thinking to have another event before the end of the year.  If you have any suggestion or idea, do, please let us know. 

    I hope to see you all there

    PA NY Metro Chapter
    Economic Development Committee


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits:

  • Fall Meet and Greet

    Saturday, November 2, 2019
    4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    HAYMAKER BAR & KITCHEN, New York New York

    Come out for the American Planning Association Student Representative Committee’s first event of the 2019-2020 year to hang out with planning students from the Metro area! RSVP to and we hope to see you there!


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Planning for Alternative Energy Solutions

    Tuesday, October 29, 2019
    12:00 am

    Warner Library, Tarrytown NY

    The Westchester Municipal Planning Federation and the Hudson Valley East Section of the APA NY Metro Chapter will host a panel discussion on implementing alternative energy solutions in the context of the natural gas moratorium. The discussion will cover battery storage for homes and businesses, geothermal heat pumps, and solar. Topics will include barriers to installation, state and local regulations, and municipal board considerations. Panelists will include regulators (NYSDERDA), architects, and industry representatives (ConEd).

    This event is free for members of the APA-NY Metro Chapter and members of WMPF.  There is a $40 fee for individuals who are not personal or organizational members of WMPF or APA-NYM.

    The program will be held at: Warner Library, 121 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY (accessible by Bee-Line Bus, Hudson Link, MetroNorth. Bike racks on-site. Off-street and on-street parking available.)


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: pending

  • Transportation Scavenger Hunt

    Saturday, October 26, 2019
    3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    Brooklyn War Memorial at Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn NY

    Join the APA-NYM Transportation Committee and YPT for the 7th annual Transportation Scavenger Hunt on October 26th from 3-7 pm! Teams of 3-6 people will scour Downtown Brooklyn, Brooklyn Heights, and others in search of answers to clues about the neighborhoods’ transportation history.

    This year we are continuing our partnership 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. If you are signing up as part of team, please indicate that in your registration. Individuals should feel free to sign up as well – we will group people in teams as necessary. Please note that at least one person per team must have an iPhone running iOS 10.0 or later to participate.

    This event is free but you must RSVP and be a member of YPT or APA-NYM to participate.

    Event Details:

    Saturday, October 26th, 3-7 PM

     Scavenger Hunt:

    3 – 5 PM

    Meet at the Brooklyn War Memorial (south side of the memorial) at Cadman Plaza

    Brooklyn, NY


    Happy Hour:

    5 – 7 PM

    Rocco’s Tacos

    339 Adams Street

    Brooklyn, NY


    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits:

  • Downtown Patchogue Village \"Great Places in America\" Celebration & Mobile Worskshop

    Saturday, October 19, 2019
    11:00 am - 4:00 pm

    Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, Patchogue NY

    The New York Metro Chapter is thrilled to announce the designation of Downtown Patchogue Village as “Great Places in America” by the American Planning Association in 2019!

    APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes the streets, neighborhoods and public spaces in the United States that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.

    Join us as we celebrate during National Community Planning Month:

    One day after our Chapter Annual Conference, a formal local announcement for the Downtown Patchogue Village designation will take place outside the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (71 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772) on October 19, at 11 AM, followed by a reception at the Theatre lobby area. The reception is a free event and requires an RSVP, please visit HERE.

    The Walking Tour will begin with Village Views, a Pop Up Exhibition presented by the Patchogue Arts Council, featuring works in varied media by local artists, at Toast Coffeehouse @ 46 E Main St, Patchogue.

    The walking tour will finish at the Blue Point Brewery at 4 PM. Participation requires the purchase of a Walking Tour Ticket. The Walking Tour Ticket includes access to the Reception at the Theatre (additional RSVP is not required), organized walking tour, and an after-party wristband for a free drink at the Blue Point Brewery. Tickets are limited, register HERE today.

    The New York Metro Chapter is deeply appreciative of Alex Wallach, AICP for his leadership and dedication in organizing the Great Places nomination and celebration for Downtown Patchogue Village!


    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: 4

  • 2019 APA-NYM Chapter Annual Conference

    Friday, October 18, 2019
    All Day

    Scandinavia House, New York NY

    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

    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


    Event Type: Conference
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