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  • APA Event2019 APA-NYM Chapter Annual Conference

    WHEN:
    Friday, October 18, 2019
    All Day

    WHERE:
    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 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

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

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

    WHERE:
    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!

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    Event Type: Trip
    CM Credits: 4

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

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

    WHERE:
    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.

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Past Events

  • Registration is Now Open: 2019 East End Conference

    WHEN: Tuesday, October 15, 2019 3:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Organized by the Long Island Section of the APA-NYM

    Please join us for an afternoon and evening of East End-focused planning topic discussions and panels. A light dinner buffet will be served. An optional pre-conference mobile workshop/tour will be announced soon!

    The Early-Bird tickets are available HERE until Oct 4th, at the following levels:
    $20 students; $25 municipal, APA members, non-profits; $30 Non-members

    Regular ticket pricing starts on October 5th ($25 students; $30 municipal, APA members, non-profits; $35 Non-members), and ends on Oct 14th, 5PM.

    Walk-ins welcome (subject to availability), with at-the-door pricing of $5 above Regular Tickets.

    More information will be released shortly HERE.
    AICP CM credits have been requested.

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  • APA International Division Regional Meetup

    WHEN: Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 am

    APA International Division Regional Meetup!

    Thursday, October 10th @6 pm

    Reichenbach Hall

    5 W. 37th Street, New York, NY 10018

    Please RSVP to:

    Evren (eukacar@gmail.com) or Kathryn (kathryn@gregoryassociatesllc.com

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    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: none

  • AICP What to Expect Session

    WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2019 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    The November 2019 AICP Exam is approaching! If you’ve scheduled your exam for November 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, October 3, 7-8pm

    LMHQ Tesla room

    150 Broadway 20th floor,

    New York, NY 10038

     
    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 Monday, September 30.

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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • 2019 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference - The Big Picture: Large-Scale Developments in NYC

    WHEN: Friday, September 13, 2019 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

    2019 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference

    The Big Picture: Large-Scale Developments in NYC

    September 13, 2019 9:00am-5pm
    Center for Architecture
    Large-Scale Developments – from Battery Park to Hudson Yards to future rezonings throughout the five boroughs – have shaped and will continue to shape the physical fabric of New York City’s built environment. This conference encourages cross-pollination among the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning as we come together to examine this timely subject and explore lessons learned and potential for the future. This premier annual event among our three organizations will consist of four panel discussion sessions and a keynote speaker, each of which will address aspects of how New York City has been and will be influenced by large-scale developments.
    Keynote: Rohit T. Aggarwala, Head of Urban Systems, Sidewalk Labs
    For registration and more information, please visit the conference page HERE.
    Lunch is provided. 6 AICP Credits, 6 LU/HSW Credits, 6.0 LA CES Credits (Pending).

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 6

  • Environmental Committee Meeting July 24th

    WHEN: Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:15 pm

    Please join us at our next Environmental Committee Meeting, scheduled for Wednesday, July 24th at 6:15pm at AKRF – 7th Fl.

    We will be discussing our upcoming events, including:

    Saw Mill Creek Pilot Workshop

    We will also discuss proposed legislation by NYC Council related to CEQR.

    The full package of legislation being considered includes:

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  • APA/ ITE Summer Happy Hour

    WHEN: Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NY Metro Transportation Committee and the ITE Met Section Young Members Committee for a happy hour at Amity Hall at 6:00pm on Thursday, July 18. Come out to snack, drink, and mingle with your fellow transportation professionals.

    Amity Hall is located at 80 W 3rd St, New York, NY

    Feel free to share this event with your friends on Facebook!

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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.

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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.

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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.

    Register at:

    https://www.eventbrite.com/e/aicp-examination-preparation-tickets-60526729076

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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.

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