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  • Annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Breakfast

    WHEN: Friday, May 10, 2019 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

    Organized by APA-NYM Long Island Section

    This year’s presentations will focus on the New York City metro region population and employment statistical trends, and economic development initiatives from across Long Island.

    Presentation: by NYC Department of City Planning: The Geography of Jobs,  NYC Metro Region Economic Snapshot
    Panel Discussion:  How Long Island Downtowns can use their Assets to Attract and Retain New Businesses and Entrepreneurial Investment

    Please join us in congratulating the recipients of this year’s Arthur Kunz Memorial APA National Conference Scholarship Winners: Michelangelo Lieberman, Nick Shearman, Rebecca Steiner & Simone Torre.

    Register below at the following levels: $20  APA members, municipal, non-profits; $15 students; $25 non-APA members. APA members must log-in to register at a discounted price.

    A healthy breakfast buffet will be provided. For more information and sponsorship opportunities please visit HERE.

    AICP-CM Credits will be requested for Panel Discussions.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • AICP Info Session at Columbia

    WHEN: Monday, May 6, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Join us for an information session about the AICP Examination and the new AICP Candidate Program with Alex J. Wallach, AICP, the Professional Development Officer (PDO) for the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association, representing over 1,400 planners across four sections including New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley East, and Hudson Valley West.


    Event Type: Discussion
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  • AICP Info Session at NYU

    WHEN: Friday, April 26, 2019 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    Presented by Urban Planning Student Association (UPSA)

    Join us for an information session about the AICP Examination and the new AICP Candidate Program with Alex J. Wallach, AICP, the Professional Development Officer (PDO) for the New York Metro Chapter of the American Planning Association, representing over 1,400 planners across four sections including New York City, Long Island, Hudson Valley East, and Hudson Valley West.

    As PDO, Alex holds bi-annual training sessions on how to prepare for the AICP exam, and advises members on the AICP certification. He currently works as a community planning specialist in the Suffolk County Department of Planning and Economic Development, focusing on long-range transportation and development projects.

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  • AICP What to Expect Session - May 2019

    WHEN: Thursday, March 7, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The May 2019 AICP Exam is about three months away! If you’ve scheduled your exam for May 2019 or are planning to, now is time to start gathering your study resources and getting familiar with the exam topics if you haven’t already. The NY Metro Chapter is pleased to offer the following session:

    AICP “What to Expect” Session

    Thursday, March 7, 7:00-8:00pm

    Hosted at the offices of WSP
    1 Pennsylvania Plaza, 2nd Floor, Rm 209
    (34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues)
    New York, NY 10119
    Please join us for an overview of what you can expect on the AICP exam, a discussion of study materials, and hear from Chapter members who have recently passed the exam. Meet other exam takers and sign up for study groups. Light refreshments will be served.
    Please RSVP to Professional Development Officer Alex J. Wallach, AICP at pdo@nyplanning.org by Friday, March 1. Note that a photo ID will be needed to enter the building.


    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Economic Development Committee Monthly Meeting - 1/30/2019 (Wed)

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 30, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday. This is to inform you about next monthly meeting.

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    Date:  January 30th, 2019 (Wednesday)
    Time:  6:30 pm ~8 pm
    Place:  Brooklyn Borough Hall : 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on January 28th (Monday) for building security purpose. 

    Hope to see you all there.

    APA NY Metro Chapter/Economic Development Committee


    Event Type: Other
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  • Register Today: APA-NYM Holiday Party

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

    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 treasurer@nyplanning.org with the names of attendees.


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  • APA-NYM Chapter 2018 Annual Conference

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

    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 treasurer@nyplanning.org 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.


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

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

    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 hindsightcon.com for more information and a full program, and email hindsightconference@gmail.com 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 hindsightconference@gmail.com 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 hindsightconference@gmail.com to confirm your registration!


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  • Walking Tour of the Bronx Hub

    WHEN: 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?



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  • 2018 Transportation Scavenger Hunt

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

    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.


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