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Policy and Advocacy | 5/16/18
Designing New York: Quality Affordable Housing, a collaboration between AIANY’s Housing Committee, the NYC Public Design Commission (PDC), and the Fine Arts Federation of New York.

The lack of affordable housing in New York City has reached a crisis point. Nevertheless, there has been a building boom; one that is skewed to luxury residential and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/1/18

The Zero Waste Design Guidelines address the crucial role that design can play in achieving NYC’s ambitious goal, outlined in OneNYC, to send zero waste to landfills...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/1/18
Empire State Plaza in Albany. Credit: Matt Wade.

This past Tuesday, April 24, special elections were held across New York State for open State Senate and Assembly seats. Democrats had a generally successful night,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/17/18

The past few years have seen an increasing level of pressure on workers organizations, including unions and professional associations such as AIA. These attacks are...

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 4/4/18

AIA New York, along with the AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee, are now accepting applications for the 2018 AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP). Now in...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/4/18

On March 19, actress Cynthia Nixon announced she will be challenging Andrew Cuomo in the Democratic gubernatorial primary. Cuomo, who has served as Governor of New York...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/29/18

The American Institute of Architects, New York Chapter (AIANY) is expressing concerns regarding the proposed demolition of 270 Park Avenue, formerly known as the Union...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/21/18
Rikers Island, courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.

The future of New York City’s correctional system, in particular Rikers Island, has been among the most pressing political issues in New York City over the past few...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/7/18

2018 is shaping up to have a very busy political calendar. While the general election is getting the most press, due to talks of a “Democratic wave,” there are many...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/21/18

Historic preservation has been a particularly salient issue of late, from the debate over the potential landmarking of iconic New York buildings to the near elimination...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/6/18
Rendering released by the MTA in 2016.

AIANY is strongly committed to fixing our deteriorating subway system, which has been front-page news of late. A severe lack of funding for the MTA has led to the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/24/18

Applications are now open for those looking to serve on a community board. Community boards are organizations throughout New York City that represent the interests of...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/10/18
On 12.11.2017, AIANY hosted a Conscious Shelter Design workshop. Members worked with DHS to strategize how to make new homeless shelters more sustainable and functional for their residents and surrounding communities. As one of the central social justice issues of our time, it is important that architects take a strong stand to combat the rise in homelessness. Credit: Center for Architecture.

Registration is now open for HOPE 2018, the NYC Department of Homeless Services’ (DHS) annual volunteer-led counting of homeless living on the streets. The Homeless...

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 11/29/17
Panel discussion participants, left to right: Fernando Martinez, Lex Steppling, Dan Gallagher, Susan Opotow, and Harold Appel. Credit: Center for Architecture

On 11.17.17, the AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP) hosted its second and final public program, “…And Justice for All: Reconstituting Just...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/29/17
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Tickets are still available for AIANY’s “Anticipating the Driverless City” on 12.01.17. The full-day symposium will bring together thought leaders from across New...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/15/17

Tickets are now available for AIANY’s “Anticipating the Driverless City” symposium on 12.01.17. With a focus on the nexus of public policy, urban design, and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/1/17

On 10.19.17, the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and AIA New York held FitKids 2017, a half-day symposium that brought together a cohort of leaders across...

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 10/31/17

WANTED: Government Architect A government architect provides strategic, independent expert advice to the government about architecture and urban design, including...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 10/19/17

On 10.18.17, the Center for Architecture launched the Zero Waste Design Guidelines, made possible with support from The Rockefeller Foundation and developed in...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/18/17

Earlier this year, new leadership was appointed to three New York City agencies that play critical roles in planning and development of our neighborhoods in NYC: Maria...

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