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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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    Event Type: Discussion
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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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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • Regional Planning Panel Discussion

    WHEN: Wednesday, February 7, 2018 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

    Please join the APA NYM Transportation Committee for a panel discussion on regional planning challenges and opportunities in the New York City metropolitan area. Hear from the Regional Plan Association and the New York Metropolitan Transportation Council on their recently released regional plans, followed by a moderated discussion led by the NYC Department of City Planning. Light snacks will be provided. 1.5 CM credits pending.

    RSVP required for building security – apanymtransportation@gmail.com

    Please note the new location. Event will be held at AECOM’s offices at 125 Broad St, 15th Floor

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.5 pending

  • NYC Ferry Happy Hour!

    WHEN: Tuesday, January 16, 2018 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Please join the Transportation and Urban Design Committees at 6 pm on Tuesday, Jan. 16th for an informal discussion and happy hour centered on NYC’s new ferry system. We will hear from representatives of the Economic Development Corporation, the Department of City Planning, and the private sector. Topics may include service implementation, initial observations on operations, and anticipated impacts on waterfront communities. Take the ferry to Long Island City and join us at Alewife NYC!

    Please RSVP to apanymtransportation@gmail.com.

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  • New Trends in Coastal Mitigation: A Detailed Look at In-Water Impacts & Mitigation in NYC

    WHEN: Tuesday, November 28, 2017 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Building on last fall’s Permitting 101 education event, join the APA Waterfront Committee for a continuing education event to learn about emerging trends in coastal in-water impact mitigation. The following presentations to be given followed by discussion and Q & A:

    • Floating Structures Pilot Project: Fish Utilization & Response and Hydrodynamics & Sediment Transport
      Bonnie Harken, Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc. 
    • Wetland Mitigation in NYC
      Marit Larson, Chief of Natural Resources NYC Parks
    • NYC’s First Bank and Available Wetland Mitigation Credits
      Max Taffet, Vice President of Ports and Transportation, NYCEDC

    Bonnie A. Harken, AIA, APA, is President of Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc., a multi-disciplinary firm which consults about strategies for planning and implementing successful, sustainable developments that transform cities. Founded in 2003 with a special strength in resilient urban waterfronts, Nautilus has worked in over 25 countries. Recently, Nautilus International was the lead consultant for the PANYNJ on a multi-year study about revitalizing six miles of waterfront in SW Brooklyn and led a consulting team who conducted scientific research about the environmental effects of near-shore floating structures, like ferry terminals, in New York Harbor. Ms. Harken is an internationally-recognized expert in urban waterfront redevelopment and downtown revitalization. Early in her career, Ms. Harken led urban design and architectural teams on a wide number of projects at Battery Park City in New York. Other waterfront projects include strategic planning for General Motors’ 5.5M sf riverfront headquarters in Detroit. Ms. Harken served as the APA NY Metro’s representative on the Mayor Bloomberg’s Waterfront Management Advisory Board. Ms. Harken’s work has won numerous awards for design excellence as well as for meritorious service to the profession from APA. Ms. Harken grew up in Asia and Latin America, studied environmental design at Parsons School of Design, real estate finance at NYU, and holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University.

    Marit Larson is the Chief of Natural Resources for NYC Department of Parks and Recreation. She is an environmental scientist with Masters degrees in environmental engineering from the University of Washington and resources management from the University of California at Berkeley. Beginning with a Fulbright Scholarship in Germany to study stream restoration, she has worked on stream and wetland restoration and protection in urban areas for over 25 years. Ms. Larson oversees the protection, restoration, management and conservation of New York City Parks’ 10,000 acres of natural spaces. She is responsible for forest and wetland research, conservation research, and stormwater green infrastructure design and construction, as well as for New York City’s native plant center and its Urban Field Station — a collaboration with the U.S. Forest Service.

    Max Taffet is a Vice President at the New York City Economic Development Corporation in the Ports and Transportation division. Taffet is currently working to implement NYC’s first wetland mitigation bank. Following federally established Clean Water Act guidelines for offsetting impacts to aquatic resources, this 69-acre site on Staten Island’s West Shore is generating credits that represent the first ever environmental compensatory currency to exist in the Port of New York. As VP of Waterfront Planning, Taffet implemented a website called “Waterfront Navigator.NYC” intended to rationalize permitting of coastal development and maintenance as well as leads other complex waterfront siting projects.Taffet has a Masters in Regional Planning from Cornell University and received a B.A. at the University of British Columbia.

     

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: YES, # TBD

  • Big Data, Urban Data

    WHEN: Friday, March 31, 2017 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Big Data is the term being used to describe a wide spectrum of observational or “naturally-occurring” data generated through transactional, operational, planning and social activities that are not specifically designed for research. Due to the structure and access conditions associated with this data, research and analysis of this data becomes significantly complicated. New sources of Big Data are rapidly emerging as a result of technological, institutional, social, and business innovations.

    The New York Metro chapter of the American Planning Association Student Representative Committee is hosting a gathering of urban data analysts and enthusiasts.  We shall discuss the emerging sources of Big Data, the use of this data in urban research, and the challenges that arise in this use. Join us for a series of presentations followed by a panel discussion surrounding the topic of big data and how it can be used to better understand the urban environment.

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  • Expert Panel: Community Perspectives on Anti-Displacement Strategies

    WHEN: Thursday, March 30, 2017 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    Join us and a panel of distinguished experts for a night of discourse and debate on anti-displacement strategies in vulnerable communities. As affordability of housing throughout NYC declines, rent pressures in previously affordable low/moderate income neighborhoods have increased, resulting in widespread fear of the displacement of current residents and of major shifts in the socio-economic profiles of communities. In response, both local communities and the City of NY have been calling for and, in some instances, implementing anti-displacement strategies. This panel will consider: strategies communities have proposed; what strategies are being proposed and/or implemented by the City and State; an assessment of the success of these strategies to date; and what needs to be done in the future.

    Program:

    Collective for Community, Culture and the Environment’s research and activities relating to displacement: Moderator: Eva Handhardt

    ANHD, Furman Center and Pro-Publica’s research and maps on displacement risks and strategies:Presenter – Barika Williams, Deputy Director Association for Neighborhood Housing Developers (ANHD)

    Panel discussion on community experiences relating to anti-displacement strategies in Chinatown in Manhattan, East New York in Brooklyn and Jerome Ave. in the Southwest Bronx.

    Panelists:

    Cathy Dang, Executive Director, CAAAV Organizing Asian Communities

    Humberto Martinez, Community Development Project Manager, Cypress Hills LDC

    Sheila Garcia, Deputy Director of Housing Organizing, Community Action for Safe Apartments (CASA)

    The panel will take place on Thursday, March 30 at 6:00 pm at the Pratt Institute at 144 West 14th Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue.

    2 AICP CM Credits

    Registration is requested in advance at this link. The event is free.

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 2

  • Lattes with Leaders featuring Kate Sargent

    WHEN: Friday, March 24, 2017 9:30 am - 10:30 am

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for the featured speaker you are interested in (3/24 with Kate Sargent).

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  • Lattes with Leaders featuring Carter Craft

    WHEN: Wednesday, March 8, 2017 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for the featured speaker you are interested in (3/8 with Carter Craft).

     

     

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  • Lattes with Leaders featuring Ariella Maron

    WHEN: Monday, March 6, 2017 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

    Lattes with Leaders is an ongoing series of meet-ups with planning professionals employed in New York City. The events offer a chance for a small group of students to come together with a professional over coffee or tea in a casual setting to start a dialogue and learn from the experiences of leaders in the field.

    Graduate students from all planning programs across the New York Metro area are welcome to attend. The events are free of cost to students, and the APA Student Representative Committee will cover the cost of refreshments.

    To register for this event, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/lattes-with-leaders-tickets-31276448700 and select the appropriate date for the featured speaker you are interested in (3/6 with Ariella Maron).

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    Event Type: Other
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