Policy and Advocacy | 7/19/21
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Last month, Int. 2317-2021 was introduced in the New York City Council, which would essentially ban new fossil fuel hookups. AIANY has long advocated for the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/6/21
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Thank you to all our members who participated in the now-passed June 2021 Democratic primary. As voters, donors, and volunteers, you have helped significantly increase...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/9/21
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New York City faces a pivotal election in the upcoming Democratic Primary on June 22. The election will determine the outcomes of most races in our very Democratic city....

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/25/21
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New York City faces a pivotal election in this June’s Democratic Primary, which will determine the outcomes of most races in our very Democratic city. Term limits are...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/12/21
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New York City faces a pivotal election in this June’s Democratic Primary, which will determine the outcomes of most races in our very Democratic city. Term limits are...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/27/21
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Last month, President Biden released the American Jobs Plan. This proposal addresses traditional infrastructure like transportation, utilities, and public buildings, but...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/13/21
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New York City is now using ranked-choice voting (RCV), which allows voters to select more than one candidate in order of preference. The transition is occurring due to...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/17/21
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Last year, AIA New York launched the AIA New York Political Action Fund (AIANY PAF), which enables our association to support candidates for political office. We heard...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/25/21
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In 2019, the New York City Council passed Local Law 97, a landmark piece of legislation requiring large buildings to stay under emissions limits. These emissions limits...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/17/21
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New Yorkers have long debated the merits of a comprehensive plan, a single document that outlines goals for private and public sector design and construction over a set...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/5/21
New York City has 59 Community Boards. Image: Courtesy of NYC Dept. of City Planning.

Borough presidents and New York City members are now accepting applications for community board appointments. Community boards are volunteer advisory groups that provide...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/14/20
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The politics over affordable and supportive housing in New York City have become increasingly contentious. During both the Bloomberg and de Blasio administrations,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/27/20
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AIA New York expresses its strong opposition to the continued efforts of the Trump Administration to mandate that federal buildings reflect classical...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/26/20
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AIANY strongly encourages members to partake in the upcoming election and support candidates who value good design. AIA National has prepared presidential candidate...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/14/20
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With the 2020 general election fast approaching, much is at stake for New York City’s architects. Funding for sustainable design, transportation, and the basic...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/30/20
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For years, advocates have pushed to close Rikers Island. Conditions for detainees in the infamous jail have long been inhumane due to the physical state of the buildings...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/14/20
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Census responses help determine how much funding New York receives for transportation, affordable housing, and other architectural priorities. Many have grown fearful...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/18/20
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With years of neglect leading to a backlog of maintenance needs, the woes of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) are nothing new to most New Yorkers. The...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/21/20
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Despite concerns about a resurgence of COVID-19 cases, New York is moving ahead with its reopening. New cases and fatalities have fallen dramatically since the virus...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/8/20
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The current financial crisis has impacted all levels of government. Transit agencies across the country have been especially hard hit as ridership has remained at low...

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