Civic Leadership Program | 12/13/21
A promotional image for Intent to Impact with a drawing depicting eight individuals sitting around a table.

As we experience shifts in practice and pedagogy, many within the design community are reevaluating our agency as designers, questioning our approaches to work, and...

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Civic Leadership Program | 12/1/21
Screen shot of participants for CLP's program on Zoom.

On November 4, the 2021 nycoba|NOMA & AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) presented their first public event of the year, “What’s Next for Basement Apartments...

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Civic Leadership Program | 10/12/21
Photo of CLP participants listening to a virtual presentation about NYC's parks system at a conference room at the Center for Architecture.

On Friday, October 1, Brooke Dexter, Assoc. AIA, and Rocket Osborne, NOMA, led the 2021 AIANY Civic Leadership Program’s fifth and final development session. Titled...

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Civic Leadership Program | 9/29/21
Photo of PS109, a project developed by Artspace.

On Friday, September 17, 2021, the 2021 class of the AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) convened for their fourth remote development session, organized by Gwendolyn...

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Civic Leadership Program | 9/14/21
A screenshot of the CLP's third development session, taking place via Zoom.

On Friday, August 27, 2021, the 2021 class of the AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) convened for their third remote development session, organized by Anne Chen, AIA,...

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Civic Leadership Program | 8/18/21
Image description: A circular image depicting an aerial view map of Cooper Square with properties from the Cooper Square Community Land Trust highlighted in green.

Gentrification and displacement are complex and contentious issues in New York City, and the architectural profession occupies a complicated position in relation to...

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Civic Leadership Program | 8/4/21
A photo of an outdoor dining shack on the street in New York City.

On Friday, July 23, the 2021 class of the AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) convened for their first remote development session, organized by Christina Brown, Assoc....

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Civic Leadership Program | 7/7/21
The AIANY Civic Leadership Program hosted a virtual launch event for the 2021 class. Image courtesy of Center for Architecture.

Five years in, AIA New York’s Civic Leadership Program has continued to attract design professionals interested in learning more about local government, advocacy, and...

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Civic Leadership Program | 2/17/21

Community can be simply defined as “a social group of any size whose members reside in a specific locality or shared government, and often have a common cultural and...

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Civic Leadership Program | 12/1/20
On October 29, the Civic Leadership Program hosted Enhancing Democracy: The Power of Design in Voting Spaces. Image: Photos courtesy of Jake Price, jakeprice.com.

Voting is the bedrock on which our government institutions derive “their just powers,” as stated in the Declaration of Independence. It is a civic act allowing those...

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Civic Leadership Program | 11/11/20
CLP Development Session 5:  School Integration and Its Spatialization. Image: Courtesy of Center for Architecture.

“Part of why I think it’s so important to engage with school buildings, is that this is the first civic space, and possibly the only civic space, that a lot of...

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Civic Leadership Program | 10/27/20
Understanding the power of program: how to activate spaces to generate community development and resiliency. Image by Sarah Ahmad and Vera A. Voropaeva.

Affordable housing is a universal need and architects play a significant role in making it an option for all. As it currently faces its own housing crisis, New York City...

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Civic Leadership Program | 10/14/20
A panel discussion focused alternative forms of justice that are currently being implemented, featuring Jae Shepherd, Action St. Louis; Minister Onleilove Chika Alston, M.Div., MSW, Urban Youth Alliance International, Inc.; Raphael Sperry, Architects/Designers/Planners for Social Responsibility;  Rob DeLeon, The Fortune Society, Inc. Image courtesy of AIA New York.

On Friday, August 28, the 2020 class of the AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) convened for its third remote development session, organized by Chris Perrodin, Assoc....

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Civic Leadership Program | 9/16/20
Courtesy of Center for Architecture.

“I think for all of us—whether you’re on the design side, whether you’re on the public side or the private side—I would suggest that participation is becoming...

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Civic Leadership Program | 8/19/20
The CLP class of 2020 at their first remote development session. Image: Center for Architecture.

With New York City burdened by the simultaneous crises of climate change, systemic racism, and a once-in-a-generation pandemic, architects must reevaluate their role in...

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Civic Leadership Program | 1/8/20
Photo: Center for Architecture.

The final AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) event for 2019, Agency: An Architect’s Tools for Civic Engagement, was held on December 3 at the Center for Architecture...

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Civic Leadership Program | 11/12/19
On October 30, the AIANY Civic Leadership Program convened a panel exploring how barriers shape the public realm. Image credit: AIA New York.

New York City is investing billions of dollars to defend against emergent threats—protecting shorelines from sea level rise and intensifying storms and hardening...

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Civic Leadership Program | 10/30/19
The Civic Leadership Program's fifth development session, In Practice: Architecture through Participatory Design. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

When involved with complex public projects, and particularly when balancing multiple stakeholders, architects can find value in increased user-input throughout the...

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Civic Leadership Program | 10/2/19
The cohort then took a ferry to Brooklyn Army Terminal to discuss all aspects of waterfront equity, reconvening to expand the dialogue with invited speakers in one of the SMIA neighborhoods, Sunset Park. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

Architects are giving increased attention to the important concept of social equity as they work to define their role as stewards of public welfare—and authors of...

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Civic Leadership Program | 9/18/19
The 2019 AIANY Civic Leadership Program's third development session focused on designing spaces to include children and teenagers. Image credit: Center for Architecture.

On Friday, August 23, the AIANY Civic Leadership Program’s (CLP) Class of 2019 convened for their third development session to explore exclusion, inclusion, and...

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