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  • Hindsight Conference : Recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act

    WHEN: Friday, November 2, 2018 - Saturday, November 3, 2018 8:00 am - 7:00 pm

    The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee invites you to attend Hindsight, a conference on urban planning through an equity lens.

    Each year, Hindsight honors a significant urban planning and equity-related milestone to not only shine light on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to highlight planning as a means of achieving more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. In 2017, the first annual conference honored the 100th Anniversary of the supreme court decision Buchanan v. Warley (1917), in which the US Supreme Court invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds.

    The 2018 conference honors the 50th Anniversary of the Fair Housing Act (1968), which outlawed housing discrimination for certain protected classes, requires jurisdictions to address segregation and disparate access to opportunity, and affirmatively furthers fair housing. The two day-long event will focus on diversity and social equity not solely as a topic at a conference, but as a lens through which all planning and community development should be implemented.

    This conference was organized by the members of the Diversity Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter. The event is sponsored by the APA New York Metro Chapter, New York City Economic Development Corporation, NYC Department of Transportation, Armand Corporation, New York University Wagner School of Public Service, Pratt Institute Graduate School for Planning and the Environment, Columbia Graduate School for Architecture, Planning, and Preservation, and CUNY Hunter and the Hunter Urban Policy & Planning Program and HNTB.

    Please visit hindsightcon.com for more information and a full program, and email hindsightconference@gmail.com for inquiries.

    November 2: Hindsight Conference

    Hindsight will kick off with a keynote “fireside chat” — an intimate conversation with leaders to reflect on the history of the Fair Housing Act and its influence on urban planning in New York City.

    Keynote Speakers (.75 CM credits – credits pending):

    • Nupur Chaudhury, Program Officer, New York State Health Foundation
    • Olatunde Johnson, Jerome B. Sherman Professor of Law, Columbia Law School
    • Chanera Pierce, Policy Coordinator, Fair Housing Justice Center
    • Maria Torres-Springer, Commissioner, NYC Housing Preservation and Development
    • Moderated by Daphne Lundi, Vice-Chair of APANYM Diversity Committee

    Hindsight Sessions (1 CM credit per session – credits pending):

    • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (included in cost of conference)
    • 8:45am – 9:50am – Welcome and Keynote Speakers
    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
    • 11:10am – 12:10am – Session 2
    • 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Lunch (included in cost of conference)
    • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Session 3
    • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session 4
    • 3:50pm – 4:50pm – Session 5
    • 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Closing Remarks
    • Happy Hour to follow!

    November 3: Insight Tours

    (2 CM credits per tour – credits pending)
    This year’s conference includes four walking tours on Saturday, November 3. Attendees can sign up for one tour when they arrive at the Hindsight conference on November 2 – tours are capped at 25 people, and are first come, first served. Walking tours are included in your Hindsight ticket price and descriptions will be listed in the program.

    Tickets:

    Please use the form below to register. Registration fees and donations will go toward the cost of the conference and the APA NY Metro Chapter general fund. No refunds will be issued. We do offer a sliding scale for those who may find the cost to attend the conference cost prohibitive. Please contact us at hindsightconference@gmail.com for additional information. Thank you for your purchase.

    Important note: Once you have registered, please check to see if you received a PayPal confirmation for your ticket. If you received a PayPal confirmation, you’re all set! If you did not receive a confirmation, please email hindsightconference@gmail.com to confirm your registration!

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  • Building Equitable Bike Share in Bed-Stuy

    WHEN: Monday, May 21, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on bike share equity in New York City. Hear from representatives from Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, Citi Bike (Motivate), and the NYC Departments of Transportation and Health discuss their partnership’s successes and challenges as they work to develop inclusive programs and policies to promote equity through bike share in hopes that Citi Bike users will one day reflect the racial and economic diversity of residents.

    Monday May 21, 6:00PM at AECOM’s 125 Broad St office, 15th Floor – enter off Broad St on west side of the building

    RSVP is required for building security – email apanymtransportation@gmail.com

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    Event Type: Conference
    CM Credits: 1.5

  • SOLD OUT -- HINDSIGHT 2017: URBAN PLANNING THROUGH THE EQUITY LENS

    WHEN: Friday, November 3, 2017 8:00 am - 5:15 pm

    NOTE: Hindsight 2017 Conference tickets are SOLD OUT. There are still live stream spots available. Scroll down to register.


    Urbanists, lovers of cities, community organizers, policy makers, and urban planners of all kinds–please join the us for the first annual Hindsight Conference on Friday, November 3, 2017!

    The American Planning Association’s New York Metro Chapter Diversity Committee has organized Hindsight, a planning conference held in honor of the 100th Anniversary of Buchanan v. Warley (1917), the US Supreme Court decision that invalidated racial zoning on 14th Amendment grounds. This conference aims to not only reflect on the discriminatory history of planning and its implicit (and explicit) role in shaping today’s inequitable neighborhoods, but also to proactively share planning, policy, and community development strategies that work towards more inclusive, just, and equitable communities. The day-long conference will focus on social equity not as an independent topic within planning, but rather, as a critical lens through which all planning and community development be conducted.

    This conference was organized by the members of the Diversity Committee of the APA New York Metro Chapter. The event is sponsored by the APA New York Metro Chapter, with additional support by the New York City Economic Development Corporation.

    Visit hindsightcon.com for more information.

    Keynote (.75 CM Credits):
    Hindsight will kick off with a keynote “fireside chat”–an intimate conversation with leaders to reflect on the Buchanan v. Warley case and other inequitable policies in hindsight, and look forward into the future for strategies to promote more just and equitable communities.

    Keynote Speakers:

    • Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York
    • Mindy Fullilove, Professor of Urban Policy and Health at The New School
    • Coty Montag, Deputy Director of Litigation for the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    • Moderated by Giovania Tiarachristie and Tiffany-Ann Taylor, Co-Chairs of the Diversity Committee

    Keynote Fireside Chat speakers Letitia James, Mindy Fullilove, and Coty Montag; moderators Giovania Tiarachristie and Tiffany-Ann Taylor.

    Sessions (1 CM credit per session) | Schedule: 

    • 8:00am – 8:45am – Breakfast (included in cost of conference)
    • 8:45am – 9:50am – Welcome and Keynote Speakers
    • 10:00am – 11:00am – Session 1
    • 11:10am – 12:10am – Session 2
    • 12:20pm – 1:20pm – Lunch (included in cost of conference)
    • 1:30pm – 2:30pm – Session 3
    • 2:40pm – 3:40pm – Session 4
    • 3:50pm – 4:50pm – Session 5
    • 5:00pm – 5:15pm – Closing Remarks
    • Happy Hour to follow for informal networking

    See full program here.

    Tickets:

    Hindsight Conference tickets are SOLD OUT. There are still live stream spots available. Scroll down to register.

    Registration fees and donations will go towards a combination of the following: the cost of the conference, future APA NYM Diversity Committee events and the creation of an educational scholarship fund. Thank you for your purchase.

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  • Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners

    WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2017 6:30 pm

    The APA New York Metro Chapter’s Diversity Committee with NYCXDesign invites you to Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners.

    Learn new tools:

    • How to market and differentiate yourself
    • Strategies to navigate the system and move up in your career
    • Tips for networking at the May 2017 National APA Conference in NYC

    Bring 5 copies of your resume and extra business cards.

    Download the flyer:

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  • Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners: Panel, Resume Workshop, and Networking

    WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2017 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

    The APA Diversity Committee is pleased to host an evening of Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners in efforts to promote diversity in the planning field and to support planners of color, women, LGBTQ individuals, and others in career development.

    This evening will feature opportunities to have your resume reviewed and workshopped, learn effective networking strategies, and hear from planners of color in leadership positions in the NYC planning world on the importance of diversity in leadership, and advice for navigating the system.

    The agenda includes:

    • Welcome remarks & keynote speaker
    • Panel discussion on career advancement for underrepresented planners with panelists: Mitchell Silver, Commissioner of NYC Dept. of Parks and Recreation; Yvonne Lopez-Diaz, Vice President of Human Resources at HNTB Corporation; Kerry McLean, Vice President of Community Development at WHEDco
    • Resume and Networking workshops
      Bring your resume and sign up to meet one-on-one with panelists and other professionals to receive constructive feedback*
    • Participate in an activity to learn strategies for networking practice in small groups
    • Closing remarks and upcoming opportunities

    This event is free and open to all planners in the New York City metro area, with a particular focus on reaching underrepresented planners. You can RSVP at our Eventbrite page.

    *If you would like your resume reviewed: There will be sign ups for 15-minute sessions with various leaders from different sectors. If you would like your resume reviewed, please bring additional copies of your resume and pens.
    **Note to Attendees: Please bring at least 5 copies of your resume, business cards and you should dress professionally.

    Please visit our Eventbrite page to register and share widely so that we can adequately supply appetizers and drinks.

    Have questions about Professional Development for Underrepresented Planners: Panel, Resume Workshop, and Networking? Contact APA New York Metro Chapter – Diversity Committee

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    Event Type: Other
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