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  • Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

    Agenda items:
    1. Rezoning panel discussion
    2. Seminar on building air quality (Laurence)
    3. Planning a session on comprehensive planning legislation
    4. Review of new APA policy documents: Hazard mitigation, Climate, Equity (attached)
    5. CLCPA, CMA update


    For link contact msickles40@gmail.com


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • 2020 APA-NYM Chapter Annual Conference

    WHEN: Thursday, October 15, 2020 - Friday, October 16, 2020 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Join us for this year’s APA New York Metro (APA-NYM) Chapter Annual Conference!

    Registration is now open HERE. Conference links will be sent to all registered attendees the week of October 12th.
    When: Thursday, October 15, & Friday, October 16, 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Where: Virtual (look for an email from Whova after registration with all instructions, check your spam folder)
    Conference Program: HERE
    Conference Speakers List: HERE

    Questions: Contact VP of Programs
    Sponsorship Opportunities: HERE

    This year’s conference program will cover topics including planning responses to COVID-19, race, and planning, and community engagement. The conference will include thirteen sessionstwo keynote speakersawards, and networking over the course of two days. Earn up to 11 AICP CM credits and network virtually with hundreds of regional planners, officials, students, and allied professionals.

    Our confirmed keynote speakers: 

    • Mitchell Silver, Commissioner, NYC Dept. of Parks & Recreation
    • Maria Torres-Springer, VP of US Programs, Ford Foundation

    Conference Schedule, Thursday, October 15, 2020
    Conference Schedule, Friday, October 16, 2020

    20202 APA-NYM Awards

    The annual Chapter Awards will be held at the close of each day. Each year, the Chapter bestows recognition on individuals, organizations, and projects that exemplify the best of the metropolitan region’s planning work. Join us to learn who are this year’s awardees in the following categories:

    • Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning
    • Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity
    • Andrew Haswell Green Award for individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years
    • Meritorious Service or Achievement Award for work of unusual merit or achievement
    • Journalism Award for print, broadcast, or web-based work
    • William H. Whyte Award for creativity and ingenuity in planning
    • Robert W. Ponte Award for a significant contribution to the vitality of the New York area through economic planning and development
    • 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.

    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.


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 12

  • AICP What to Expect Session

    WHEN: Thursday, October 1, 2020 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    If you’re planning on taking the exam this Fall, now is time to start gathering your study resources and getting familiar with the exam topics if you haven’t already. 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.
    When: Thursday, October 1st, 6PM
    Where: Virtual
    Please RSVP HERE by September 30.


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits:

  • 2020 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference- At Every Scale

    WHEN: Thursday, September 24, 2020 - Friday, September 25, 2020 12:00 am

    When: September 24th 9am-1:30pm; September 25th  1pm-6:00pm
    Registrations: HERE

    The events of 2020 have exposed critical issues of social justice and health equity that are embedded within the built environment. It is clear that our professions face a broad range of challenges for the future. Are planners, architects,and landscape architects equipped to make measurable and positive change?

    This multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine how current events have shaped Public Health, Transportation, and Technology, and how the allied professions can aid our communities in moving forward.. We will explore how these components of society are understood at the neighborhood level all the way to the global scale, because now more than ever each discipline must work to address the social and environmental reparations for the future at all scales. The conference will engage government officials, practitioners, and researchers in discussions about the relationships between scales and the methods of practice used across our professions.

    6 AICP CM Credits (approved)
    6 LACES Credits (pending)
    6 AIA Credits (pending)


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 6

  • Transportation Trivia!

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    When: Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Registration closes on September 9th – Register here
    Location: Zoom Meeting link to follow after registration closes

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of year – time for the 11th Annual Transportation Trivia event, a joint activity supported by the NYM American Planning Association Transportation Committee (APA), Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), and WTS Young Professionals Committee (WTS). Given the current safety precautions, this year’s Transportation Trivia night will be hosted virtually.
    Register here to participate. Zoom meeting link to follow via email.


    Event Type: Other
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  • COVID Conversations New York | California | Chile

    WHEN: Thursday, July 23, 2020 - Thursday, July 30, 2020 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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    The APA-NYM Chapter is partnering with the APA California Northern Section and the Chilean Planners Network (PLANRED) in organizing two online webinars, COVID Conversations: Issues and ResponsesOver the past several months, PLANRED has coordinated four COVID Conversations webinars with Italy, Mexico, Great Britain, and Germany, and a fifth webinar was co-hosted with the APA California Northern Section’s International Program in May.

    Two webinars will be co-hosted with the APA-NYM

    Session One: Covid Revelations: Inequity, Discrimination and Violence in various societies.
    When: July 23, 1-2:30 PM
    Register HERE to receive Zoom link

    Session Two: Enhancing Resiliency and Sustainability In Housing, Mobility, Public Space and Climate Change
    When: July 30, 1-2:30 PM
    Register HERE to receive the Zoom link

    Stay tuned for more information.


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

    WHEN: 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

  • Tech Talk | Eldad Gothelf of Envelope City

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

    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  



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  • 2019 APA-NYM Holiday Party

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

    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
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  • 2019 Hindsight Conference | Erasure, Remembrance, and Healing

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

    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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