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  • APA EventRegister 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 treasurer@nyplanning.org with the names of attendees.


    Event Type: Conference
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Past Events

  • 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.


    Event Type: Conference
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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!


    Event Type: Conference
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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?



    Event Type: Conference
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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.


    Event Type: Other
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  • AICP "What to Expect" Session

    WHEN: Monday, September 24, 2018 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    When: Monday, Sept 24, 7:00-8:00 pm
    Where: Offices of WSP, 1 Pennsylvania Plaza, 2nd Floor, Rm 209 (34th Street between 7th and 8th Avenues) New York, NY 10119

    The next AICP Exam is just about months away! If you’re planning on taking the exam in November 2018, 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 session “What to Expect”. 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. You can meet other exam takers and create study groups.

    Light refreshments will be served.  Please RSVP  by Thursday, September 20.

    A photo ID will be needed to enter the building.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • 2018 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference: Designing a Carbon Neutral New York

    WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    The effects of climate change are changing the way local planners, designers, and public officials work in the region, but what is New York City doing to address the sources of climate change?

    Building systems and policies to reduce carbon emissions in New York City requires collaboration among various groups. This conference will engage design and planning professionals in important discussions to examine carbon offset options for New York City and explore how these efforts are relevant to the work that we do. The conference consists of a keynote speaker, followed by four panel discussion sessions. Each session will address various aspects of how New York can strive to become a carbon-neutral city.

    Keynote: Helena Durst – The Durst Corporation

    Other speakers include:
    John Lee – Mayor’s Office of Long-Term Planning & Sustainability
    Dara Yaskill – Green Preservation Initiatives, HPD
    Cynthia Herrera – WE ACT for Environmental Justice
    Rebekah Morris – Pratt Center for Community Development
    Danny Pearlstein – Riders Alliance
    Shagun Singh – Urban Matter Inc.
    And More!

    For bookings and more information, please visit the conference page HERE.

    Lunch is provided. 6 AICP Credits. 6 LU/HSW Credits. 6.0 LA CES Credits



    Event Type: Conference
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  • PARK(ing) Day 2018

    WHEN: Friday, September 21, 2018 7:00 am - 2:00 pm

    PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where citizens, artists and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary miniature parks, or parklets. The mission of the event is to call attention to the importance of urban open space, generate a dialogue about urban planning, landscape architecture, and the benefits of public green space, and improving the quality of urban human habitat.

    Last year we were visible from the Today Show filming and got on air during the crowd shots, which we hope to do again this year!

    Theme(s): Park where you park – the value of urban green space


    7-9:00 am – Make a splash with the Today Show crowd, take some selfies or tell us why you value public green space*

    9-11:00am – Relax in our pop-up garden and learn about the restorative qualities of urban green space

    11-2:00 pm – Take a break to play games, take selfies and tell us what you like to do to decompress during the work week*

    * responses will be in the form of short video interviews, drawing/sketching or writing on sticky notes and presented on social media with permission.


    Event Type: Other
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  • Monthly Meeting - APA NY Metro Chapter Economic Development Committee

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm


    Our next monthly meeting is at 6:30 pm on September 19th (Wednesday)

    Economic Development Committee Meeting

    Date:  September 19th, 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 September 18th (Tuesday) for building security purpose. 

    I hope to see you all there!

    APA NY Metro Chapter- Economic Development Committee


    Event Type: Other
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  • Walking Tours of Jamaica Downtown

    WHEN: Sunday, September 16, 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 here: Downtown Jamaica
    Housing, Transit, Art and more in Central Queens, with Laurence Frommer

    When: Sunday, September 16,  2:00-4:00 PM
    Tickets: Member $20; Non-member: $30

    This Queens neighborhood seems poised for a major comeback. It’s on the cusp of recapturing some of what was lost to postwar suburbanization. A major transportation hub has become the nexus for numerous bus, subway and suburban commuter lines and air-train to JFK International Airport. New government office buildings are to be followed by a large new entertainment and retail complex, performing arts facilities, private sector office buildings, a central headquarters for the LIRR, a new CUNY Aviation Institute at York College intended to attract numerous air transit-related businesses to the area, and the first market-rate housing in almost a century.


    Event Type: Conference
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  • Summer Tour: Sunken Forest & Ocean Beach, Fire Island

    WHEN: Friday, August 3, 2018 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

    The APA-NY Metro Chapter, Long Island Section is hosting a summer tour consisting of two parts, a tour of Sunken Forest Preserve in the morning with a presentation in the afternoon by the Village of Ocean Beach on recently implemented storm resiliency measures.  A Park Ranger and Park Planner will provide the guided tour of the unique habitat found in Sunken Forest Preserve.  Sunken Forest is home to a rare maritime holly forest ecological community which is found behind well-established sand dunes along the Atlantic coast from New Jersey to Massachusetts and is well worth experiencing in person.  AICP-CM Credits to be Requested 

    Registration is open! Deadline to Register – July 31, 2018

    Registration fee is $50, and covers the cost of round-trip ferry and water taxi. Parking and lunch are not included in registration fee.

    For the trip itinerary, frequent updates and more information on how to pay by check, please visit Long Island Section website.


    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: YES, # TBD