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  • Moynihan Train Hall Walking Tour

    WHEN: Wednesday, May 18, 2022 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

    Join the APA-NYM Transportation Committee on a walking tour of Moynihan Train Hall led by Sara Appleton, Senior Manager, Planning & Development for NY-Penn at Amtrak, on Wednesday, May 18th from 12 pm – 1:30 pm. 1.5 AICP CM Credits are offered for this event.

    Spots are limited so RSVP by Monday, May 16th.

    Sponsors:

    Event Type: Other
    CM Credits: 1.5

  • Tech Talk: A Smart Communities Future

    WHEN: Thursday, April 14, 2022 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

    A Smart Communities Future – Curtis Ostrodka 

    Join us in April to talk with Curt Ostrodka, AICP, LEED AP, Director of Smart Communities at VHB. Curt has

    What are Smart Communities? Smart communities are intentional about harnessing new and existing technologies to plan for a better tomorrow, such as digital building twins to enhance emergency response, street lighting that lowers energy cost and consumption, and transportation infrastructure to support connectivity of automated electric aircraft and motor vehicles. VHB is at the forefront of these and other future-focused initiatives.

    Tech Talks

    The Technology Committee’s Tech Talks have become our signature event series, and typically attract an
    audience size of 15-20 people, for some virtual events we have had upwards of 40 virtual attendees!

    Our members are urban planning professionals, transportation engineers, consultants, data
    analysts, GIS specialists, and civil servants at municipal agencies. Our members also include urban planning Master’s students, recent grads, and emerging professionals.

    We encourage everyone to join, regardless of APA member status. See you there!

    RSVP

    When: Thursday, April 14th, 2022. 5:30 pm to 6:30om EST.

    Where: Please email apa.techcomm@gmail.com for the zoom details and link.

     

     

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1

  • Transportation Trivia

    WHEN: Thursday, September 30, 2021 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    Do you find yourself unable to stop showing off facts about tunnel boring machines, airline mergers, and subway dogs? Do you crave recognition for your special knowledge? Join us for New York’s 12th Annual (Virtual) Transportation Trivia event — a joint activity supported by the local American Planning Association Transportation Committee (APA), Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), and WTS Young Professionals Committee (WTS). The event will take place on September 30th and registration closes on September 23rd. Register to participate and look for the Zoom Meeting link in your inbox.

     RVSP here

     

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    Event Type: Other
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  • The Future of New York City Streets

    WHEN: Thursday, July 22, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join the APA-NYM Transportation Committee and Open Plans for a panel discussion on the future of New York City streets. Panelists will discuss public space management and street design in a post-pandemic world.

    Featured Panelists

    Emily Weidenhof, Director of Public Space, NYC DOT

    David Vega-Barachowitz, Director of Urban Design, WXY architecture + urban design

    Jennifer Tausig, Director of Community and Economic Development, Montefiore Health System

    Lian Farhi, Senior Transportation Planner, Sam Schwartz Engineering

    Date: Thursday, July 22, 2021
    Time: 12:00 -1:15 PM
    Where: Join us virtually on Zoom

    Please RSVP for the event here.

     

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 1.25 Credits Pending

  • Transportation Committee Open Meeting

    WHEN: Thursday, March 4, 2021 6:00 pm - 7:15 pm

    Want to become involved with the Transportation Committee?  Save the date for our first open meeting of the year! We will discuss how to become involved with the Committee and the tentative 2021 events schedule. We look forward to hearing about the programming our members would like to see so we can collaboratively plan for an informative and fun 2021! 

     

    Date: March 4, 2021

    Time: 6:00-7:15 PM

    Location: Zoom (link to be provided) 

    Register: Here

     

     

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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

    WHEN: Tuesday, February 9, 2021 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

    AAUW Work Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop
    Co-Sponsored by the APA Transportation Committee, WTS, and YPT

    Please join the APA Transportation Committee for a salary negotiation workshop facilitated by The American Association of University Women (AAUW). This workshop will give participants the strategies they need to make the strongest possible case for a new job, a raise, a promotion or better benefits. Participants leave with a refreshed sense of confidence, killer negotiation skills and a new support network to help ensure they earn what they’re worth.

    Date: Tuesday, February 9, 2021

    Time: 12:00-1:00 pm

    Location: Register for the webinar here

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    Event Type: Lecture
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  • Planning for Mobility Justice

    WHEN: Friday, October 2, 2020 12:00 pm - 1:15 pm

    Please join the APA-NYM Transportation Committee and Open Plans for a discussion exploring how to promote justice and equity through transportation planning. The panel will discuss the various tools that planners, designers, and policy-makers can use to uplift BIPOC communities.

    Our Panelists:

    • Dr. Destiny Thomas: Founder and Chief Executive Officer, Thrivance Group
    • Kim Wiley-Schwartz: Assistant Commissioner of Education and Outreach, NYCDOT
    • Wilfredo Florentino: NYC Council Candidate, 42nd DIstrict
    • Moderator: Nicole Payne: Cities for Cycling Program Manager, NACTO

    When: October 2nd, 2020, 12:00-1:15 PM

    Zoom link

    Meeting ID: 856 7840 9079  |  Passcode: 495995

    1.25 AICP CM Credits (Event #9206021)

    Please fill out the form here to register for this event

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    Event Type: Discussion
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  • PARK(ing) Day

    WHEN: Thursday, September 17, 2020 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm

    When: Thursday, September 17, 2:00pm-6:00 pm
    Location: West End Avenue between 88-95th Streets 

    PARK(ing) Day is an annual international event where citizens, artists, and activists collaborate to temporarily transform metered parking spaces into temporary miniature parks, or parklets. The mission of the event is to call attention to the importance of urban open space, generate a dialogue about landscape architecture and the benefits of public green space, and improving the quality of urban human habitat.  This year the APA Transportation Committee is teaming up with an extraordinarily diverse group of partners to take over the already open street of West End Avenue. We will be taking over not just parking spaces but at least 5 whole BLOCKS! Activities and stations will be dispersed to allow for proper physical distancing but will be connected with a common goal – to celebrate streets for people and connections. We need to collectively think of new ways to adapt our street infrastructure and public space for today and tomorrow’s needs.

    Join us on September 17 to share ideas for re-envisioning our street and providing connections with the people who use these public spaces. If you would like be a volunteer for PARK(ing) Day, please sign-up at the link HERE.

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    Event Type: Conference
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  • Transportation Trivia!

    WHEN: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

    When: Wednesday, September 16, 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
    Registration closes on September 9th – Register here
    Location: Zoom Meeting link to follow after registration closes

    It’s everyone’s favorite time of year – time for the 11th Annual Transportation Trivia event, a joint activity supported by the NYM American Planning Association Transportation Committee (APA), Young Professionals in Transportation (YPT), and WTS Young Professionals Committee (WTS). Given the current safety precautions, this year’s Transportation Trivia night will be hosted virtually.
    Register here to participate. Zoom meeting link to follow via email.

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    Event Type: Other
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  • May Tech Talk with Systematica - Real-Time Big Data

    WHEN: Thursday, May 7, 2020 12:00 am - 1:00 pm

    How transportation planners, designers, and citizens can harness real-time big data.

    The Tech Committee hosts a monthly series of “Tech Talks” or conversation with a professional in the field, exploring topics of technology, urbanism, and planning. For the month of May we will be joined by Mr. Choubassi who currently acts as a Director and Board member of Systematica where he leads planning and research projects on mobility in urban environments and complex buildings.

    Please make note of the lunch hour timing: the conversation will be hosted 12:00 to 1:00 pm EST, to accommodate Mr. Choubassi who will be calling in from Milan.

    RSVP is not mandatory but if possible please send an email to apa.techcomm@gmail.com in advance so that we can track attendance.

    Start Time: May 7, 2020 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Zoom Meeting:
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/95956055850?pwd=NU8vYnN0N2tWcnRwUFkzTENDbFpzUT09

    Meeting ID: 959 5605 5850
    Password: 321945

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    Event Type: Discussion
    CM Credits: 0