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  • Technology Committee Monthly Meeting & Virtual Workshop

    WHEN: Thursday, April 2, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Tech Committee | April Monthly Meeting & Virtual Workshop 
    Thursday, April 2nd.
    The Technology Committee gets together on the first Thursday of each month, in April we will be hosting our meeting digitally through zoom software. All interested APA-NYM members are welcome to join. In this meeting we will be hearing from local designer Roo Shamim, of Future Local, who will lead a virtual workshop for our group.
    Remote Video Conferencing Information:
    APA NYM Tech Committee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
    Join Zoom Meeting
    Meeting ID: 605 372 161
    Password: 200691


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0

  • Empowering Cities with Data: Partnership Building & Frontier Technologies

    WHEN: Monday, March 9, 2020 12:00 am

    How can cities reduce cyclist and pedestrian traffic fatalities? How can streets be better designed for the elderly? How can housing authorities avoid trash overflow onto sidewalks?

    How can planning professionals work with this data and budding technology firms?

    Urbanites long for cities that are more walkable, bikeable, and responsive. This event will explore two key tools for realizing these goals: partnership building, and frontier technology. Specifically, a look into Numina’s sensing platform that measures street activity.

    Regina Myer, president of Downtown Brooklyn Partnership, will share on partnerships for the public realm and the Living Labs program.

    After the panel discussion, there will be an opportunity for attendees to explore Numina’s data dashboards; including data on public streets, parks and plazas, and trash collection.

    This event is hosted by the APA New York Metro Chapter Technology Committee and is eligible for 1 CM credit; however, you do not need to be a Chapter member or urban planner to attend, open to the public.

    Event Registration


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1

  • 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  



    Event Type: Conference
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  • Tech Committee "Tech Talk" Big Data for Public Spaces

    WHEN: Thursday, January 9, 2020 6:30 pm - 7:45 pm

    Tech Committee “Tech Talk” January 9th | Big Data for Public Spaces
    Join the Tech Committee for a “Tech Talk” on Thursday evening, with speaker Avigail Vantu on Big Data for Public Spaces.
    Avigail, an urbanist and data scientist, will share her work with moderated discussion to follow.

    When: 1/9/20, 6:30 to 7:45pm
    Where: office, 35 W 31st Street, 6th Floor.


    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Tech Committee Holiday Happy Hour

    WHEN: Thursday, December 5, 2019 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Tech Committee Holiday Happy Hour

    Thursday, December 5th from 6:30 to 8:30/late

    • Enjoy a surprise specialty cocktail!
    • Mini cheesesteaks and bar food will be served
    • Committee members will set New Years “resolutions” for 2020
    • All are welcome, even if you’ve never been to a Tech Comm meeting before! This would be a great way to get introduced to the work we’re doing.
    • Bring a friend!

    Please RSVP to <>

    Many thanks from your Co-Chairs,

    Olivia & Kelly


    Event Type: Party
    CM Credits: 0

  • SUSTAINABILITY AMONG THE SILOS - A Special Initiative of the APA New York Metro Chapter

    WHEN: Wednesday, November 20, 2019 12:00 am

     APA-NYM Workshop, “Sustainability Among the Silos”

    When: Wednesday, November 20, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Where: WSP, One Penn Plaza, 4th Floor, Midtown Manhattan

    Pre-Registration Required by 11/18: RSVP HERE
    2 CM Credits.

    Please join us for an exciting workshop, “Sustainability Among the Silos: A Professional Dialogue on Changes to Planning Practice to Meet the Challenges of Future Sustainability.”

    The pursuit of a sustainable future and climate mitigation and adaptation—in areas such as housing, land use, economic development, transportation, public health, resiliency, and environmental protection—is a critical imperative for our communities, our regions, our country, and the entire world. It is a pursuit that challenges the planning profession to adapt its practices in order to holistically incorporate the demands of sustainability across the many policy, legislative, and jurisdictional silos in which planners do their work.

    In recognition of the challenge inherent in planning for sustainability, the APA New York Metro Chapter is beginning an initiative to explore the feasibility of change within the profession and the way that change might be accomplished. Through Sustainability Among the Silos, the Chapter seeks to marshal the experiences and insights of its members to optimize the profession’s role in the pursuit of sustainability by harnessing the energy and creativity of our communities and our technologies to craft wide-ranging solutions to the crucial problems that we all currently face. A Chapter workshop is the first step in this initiative.

    Pre-Registration is required. RSVP for the workshop by 11/18 HERE


    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 2

  • Technology Committee Monthly Meeting

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

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


    Event Type: Other
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  • Bloustein NYC Alumni Group & Tech Committee "Tech Talk" with Dean Thakuriah

    WHEN: Friday, October 11, 2019 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

    The NYC Alumni Group & APA NYM Tech Committee invite you to a “techtalk” and networking with Bloustein School Dean Piyushimita “Vonu” Thakuriah.
    • Date: October 11, 2019
    • Location: LMHQ, Tesla Room 
    • Time: 11 am to 1 pm 


    Event Type: Other
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  • Technology Committee Monthly Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:00 am

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



    Event Type: Other
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  • Computer Vision & Community Vision | Reception & Virtual Panel

    WHEN: Thursday, August 8, 2019 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Computer Vision and Community Vision | Reception & Virtual Panel

    Can computer vision translate images and video into measurable metrics of infrastructure and behaviors in public spaces and rights of way?

    Join us in person or via remote conferencing on August 8th to learn how computer vision is enabling communities to plan for their future. Hosted by the APA NYM Tech Committee.

    Reception and panel hosted at LMHQ, 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm (panel live-stream starting at 6:30)
    Address: 150 Broadway, 20th Floor, New York NY 10038
    Please join us in person! Drinks and light refreshments will be served, no RSVP necessary.

    Note: when entering the LMHQ building, there is no formal sign-in, ID check or registration process. Guests are free to enter and proceed up to the 20th Floor with building code 2020#

    All APA members are welcome and encouraged to attend.
    CM credits pending | 1.5

    If you aren’t able to make it in person, please join us remotely:

    Join the Virtual Panel Discussion via Zoom:

    Or call in on your phone:
    +1 929 436 2866
    Meeting ID: 892 713 944


    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5