Date: Thursday, 22 April 2021 5:00 – 6:30 PM EDT 

Location: Video Conference



Member Check-in:  How’s Everyone Doing???

Opening Presentation:  Georgeen Theodore, RA, principal and co-founder of Interboro, “Updated Report on Morningside Gardens”.


Events in Formation for 2021:


Panel Topic:  SAFER AND EQUITABLE STREETS:  Age, Ability and Inclusion – DATE: 10 June 2021, 6:00 PM. Co-hosted with Infrastructure and PUD Committees. Prospective Panelists:

  • Aimi Hamraie – Author “Access:  Universal Design and the Politics of Disability”
  • Renia Ehrenfeucht – Co-Author (with Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris) “Sidewalks:  Conflict and Negotiation in Public Space”
  • Jessica Murray – Chair of the MTA’s Advisory Committee for Transit Accessibility.
  • Kleo King – Deputy Commissioner of the MOPD
  • Quemuel Arroyo – Chief Accessibility Officer of the MTA

Panel Topic:  ADA at Thirty — Accessibility Solutions in Historic Structures– Case studies of successful creative projects that extend the useful life and safety of historic buildings that are Landmarked or in  an Historic District. We will make this a one half day workshop (3-4 hours) Speed presentation style of presentations, and Special Project digital publication on the AIANY website.  Joint Event w/ Historic Buildings Committee, Building Codes Committee, Public Architecture Committee.


Possible panel topics:

— Cultural impacts on design for aging strategies across Asia.

— Changes and new requirements of design for aging throughout the pandemic.


Presentations @ Monthly Meetings

  • May 27:  Jennifer Hrabach Molinsky: Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University and a Lecturer in Urban Planning and Design. Jennifer manages the Center’s research on housing for older adults.  She will speak on affordability and equity in senior housing.


Save the Date

2021 DFA Dates: 27 May, 25 June, 22 July, August recess