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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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  • Planning for Sustainability at the Neighborhood Scale

    WHEN: Saturday, September 22, 2018 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

    The AIANY Planning and Urban Design Committee and APA NYM Urban Design Committee invite all to participate in a panel discussion exploring sustainability at the local level.

    Practicing sustainability on a neighborhood scale creates opportunities for community members, municipal stakeholders, technical experts, urban planners, and design practitioners to work together to increase the value, function, and efficacy of the local built environment. In an effort to better understand how this type of approach may take hold and influence best practices planning in New York City, today’s panel discussion will address methodologies for creating Sustainability Districts, obstacles to overcome when working toward implementation, and successful examples taken from a global perspective.

    In complement to the panel discussions, a series of New York City-centric vignettes will shed light on local areas with potential for piloting.

    Price:  APA Member: $25

    Register HERE

    When: Saturday 9/22 9:30 am- 4::00pm

    Where: Center for Architecture

    Schedule

    9:30      Registration: Coffee and Breakfast will be available

    10:00    Introductions: “What is a Sustainability District… and Why Are They Important?”

    • Jeffrey Raven, FAIA, Principal, RAVEN A + U, Associate Professor and Director, Graduate Program in Urban & Regional Design, New York Institute of Technology, Co-Chair, Planning and Urban Design Committee

    10:15    Keynote: Michael Samuelian, President & CEO, The Trust for Governor’s Island

    10:45    Panel One: Key operating Principles / Criteria / Metrics of a Sustainability District

    A series of protocols and programs from around the world.

    • Chris Rhie, Urban Planner and Sustainability Strategist, BuroHappold Engineering (Moderator)
    • Josiah Cain, Director of Innovation, Sherwood Design Engineers
    • Krista Egger, Senior Director of Initiatives, Enterprise Community Partners
    • Joshua Foss, CEO, Regensia
    • Irwin Lowenstein, President, ReThink Advisors, EcoDistricts AP

    11:45    NYC Sustainability District Pilot Presentation No. 1 // Governor’s Island (Manhattan)

    • Shane Brennan, Assistant Director of Program Development, The Trust for Governor’s Island

    12:00    Panel Two: Successful Examples of Planning for Sustainability

    A series of regional and international case studies demonstrating best practices.

    • Prentiss Darden, Innovation Strategist, Sherwood Design Engineers (Moderator)
    • Matthijs Bouw, Principal, One Architecture & Urbanism (ONE)
    • Nina Chen, Director of Conservation Investments, The Nature Conservancy
    • Evan Kaplan, Senior Project, ManagerBright Power
    • Klaus Lehn Christensen, Director, Danish Cleantech Hub, Urban Future Lab

    1:15      NYC Sustainability District Pilot Presentation No. 2 // Sunnyside Yards (Queens)

    • Luciana Godinho, New York Institute of Technology

    1:30      Lunch will be provided

    2:15      NYC Sustainability District Pilot Presentation No. 3 // Gowanus (Brooklyn)

    • David Briggs, AIA LEED AP, Principal, Loci Architecture and Executive Director, Gowanus by Design

    2:30      Panel Three: Obstacles & Opportunities for NYC Districts

    A round-table discussion around the topic of how Sustainability Districts can be achieved in NYC.

    • Brian Loughlin, AIA, Director of Planning and Urban Design, Magnusson Architecture and Planning (Moderator)
    • Zach Gallagher, Executive Vice President, Natural Systems Utilities
    • Claudia Herasme, Deputy Director of Urban Design, NYC Department of City Planning
    • Donald Manning, Director of Housing, Jewish Association Serving the Aging (JASA)
    • Deborah Morris, Director of Resiliency Planning, NYC Department of Housing Preservation & Development
    • Alex Stulc, Senior Consultant, BuroHappold Engineering, Cities Group

    3:30      Closing Remarks: Looking Forward

    • Gregory Haley, Associate, Grimshaw Architects

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  • Monthly HNRC Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Tuesday, May 8, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for our monthly meeting of the chapter’s Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee!

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  • Monthly HNRC Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Tuesday, March 13, 2018 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us for our monthly meeting of the chapter’s Housing and Neighborhood Revitalization Committee!

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  • Shaping Transportation Policies Through Mural Arts

    WHEN: Monday, November 20, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

    Traffic safety is a cornerstone to community health and mobility. Learn how muralist Christopher Cardinale, in collaboration with Groundswell and Transportation Alternatives, created  “Not One More Death,” a mural project that sparked the NYC Department of Transportation to develop traffic calming measures in Gowanus, Brooklyn. This project set in motion a new focus on building safer streets throughout the City, eventually leading to the launch of the Mayor’s Vision Zero initiative. This collaboration is an example of how public art, when combined with effective community organizing, can directly impact the urban environment.

    Click here to RSVP.
    See our Facebook invite for more information.
    #apaartsculture


    This is the fourth event in the APA-NYM Arts & Culture Committee’s Tete-A-Tete program, a bimonthly series that brings together an artist and an urban planner for intimate conversations about their shared goals and objectives.

     

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  • Economic Development Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, November 16, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join us at our next Environmental Committee Meeting.

    Agenda: Discussions regarding our next events, including Jamaica area walking tour (TBD), and re-cap of APA NY Conference last month.

    Date:  November 16,, 2017 (Thursday)

    Time:  6:30 pm ~8 pm

    Place: O’Hara’s Restaurant and Pub  (nearby Wall street station), at  120 Cedar St, New York, NY 10006.

    If you are interested in attending the meeting, please RSVP at  economicdevelopment@nyplanning.org by 5 PM on November 15th 

     

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  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, November 9, 2017 12:00 am

    Please join us at our next Environmental Committee Meeting.  Among other topics, we will be discussing how to assist any planner interested in taking the final Certified Environmental Planner exam being offered by AICP.  Beginning in January 2018, the committee is prepared to lead a series of informative discussions led by experienced experts in the field to assist any planner preparing for the exam.

    We will also be discussing how to make our web page presence more active and narrowing down topics for our next CM program.

    All are welcome and encouraged to attend.

     

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