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Policy and Advocacy | 4/5/17

As the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches this fall, AIA has released a significantly enhanced version of its Disaster Assistance Handbook that will...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/22/17

Earlier this month, over 300 architects, advocates, and leaders from across the country came to our nation's capital to say, in one voice: "We are architects. We build...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/9/17

As widespread adoption of autonomous cars get closer to becoming a reality, so too does the prospect of major change to our build environment. Critical questions remain...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/24/17

Earlier this month, AIANY released a series of position statements to create foundational tools to refer back to as critical issues arise at the federal level. In...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/8/17

Last month, the grassroots coalition Architects Advocate published an open letter to President Trump asking for his support of the design industry’s commitment to...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/26/17

On 01.20.16, the AIANY Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosted the Design as Protest NYC Cypher at the Center for Architecture. As part of a nationwide action on...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 1/25/17

On 01.12.17, representatives from the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) debuted the authority's new Design Guidelines for the Rehabilitation of NYCHA Residential...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/13/17

As AIANY begins the New Year, we look ahead to some of the major policy areas and notable events our chapter will be focusing on in 2017. As the representative of more...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/15/16

On 12.05.16, AIANY hosted the design and development leaders of the recently announced Moynihan Train Hall, revealing many of the unknown design elements as part of the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/1/16

State and local elected officials have been quick to react to the election of Donald Trump and his continuing transition into the White House. Governor Cuomo, an early...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 12/1/16

On 11.14.16, the Center for Architecture hosted an intimate discussion of New York City’s progress on its 80x50 initiative, an ambitious plan to reduce greenhouse gas...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/11/16

On 10.25.16, The Office of the City Clerk issued a favorable advisory opinion to clarify language from the 2013 Lobbying Law impacting architects, design professionals,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/27/16

On 10.13.16, the New York City Council unanimously voted on a trio of bills to expand the reach of the Greener, Greater Buildings Plan to even more of New York’s...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/14/16

On Tuesday, 11.08.16, America will vote to elect the next President of the United States. AIA is providing comprehensive, non-partisan information on where the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/29/16

Last week’s United Nations General Assembly saw more than 20 world leaders formally binding their governments to the 2015 Paris Agreement, all but ensuring that the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/15/16

On 08.24.16, the Mayor’s Office, along with Urban Green Council and NYU’s Center for Urban Science and Progress, released New York City’s Energy and Water Use...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/25/16

With nearly 1.4 million adults age 60 and older living in New York City, a number projected to increase by 40% to almost 2 million by 2040, the need for age-friendly...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/10/16

The NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) continues the rollout of DOB NOW, its new online portal for registered users to submit jobs. On 08.04.16, the first phase of DOB...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/27/16

AIANY is pleased to introduce Justin Pascone, the Chapter’s new Policy Coordinator! Before taking the position this July, Justin worked in the Los Angeles Mayor’s...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/27/16

On July 25, 1916, New York City passed the first comprehensive zoning law, forever changing how cities everywhere would be shaped. Now, on the 100th anniversary of that...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/14/16

The NYC Department of Buildings announced the launch of DOB NOW. The online service will make it easier to submit applications, make payments, schedule appointments,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/23/16

On 06.08.16, AIANY hosted the 11th annual FitCity conference with the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. This year’s conference was held at BAM Fisher, and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/8/16

The NYC Lobbying Bureau is hosting an information session specifically for architects and engineers. The 06.09.16 session will focus on the amnesty program, which is in...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/26/16

FitCity 2016 is on 06.08.16 at BAM Fisher in Brooklyn, NY. Hosted by AIANY and the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, FitCity is an annual conference that...

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Policy and Advocacy | 5/13/16

The NYC Department of Transportation’s Street Design Manual is a comprehensive outline of street design standards, guidelines, and policies for New York City. The...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 5/13/16

Last November's the AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee’s (DfRR) symposium Extreme Heat: Hot Cities assembled experts from multiple specialties to...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/27/16

On 04.12.16 at the Center for Architecture, Maria Torres-Springer, president and CEO of the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), discussed how NYCEDC...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/6/16

Unfortunately, New York has one of the lowest voter turnout rates in the country, but we can help change that. Not only is it important for you to vote, but employers...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/23/16

On 03.22.16, the New York City Council voted to approve the NYC Department of City Planning’s (DCP) Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/10/16

When you present a client’s projects to New York City government review entities, your testimony may be “lobbying” and subject to the NYC Lobbying Law. Lobbying...

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