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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

  • Environmental Committee Meeting

    WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2019 6:15 pm

    Planners interested in any aspect of environmental planning related to livable, sustainable, healthy communities (be it the green new deal, resiliency, environmental justice, public health, open space or environmental review) please plan to attend this meeting and help us define the committee’s focus moving forward. We are also looking for any planners who might want to take a leadership role in this committee.  Refreshments will be provided!

    If you are interested in the Environmental Committee would appreciate your response to a brief survey about the future direction of the Committee. It will take just a couple minutes to complete at the following link.

    FREE to Attend, but if possible, RSVP for headcount.


    Event Type: Discussion
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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


    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


    Event Type: Conference
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