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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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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 10/4/17

On 09.25.17, the first of two public events of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program (CLP), “Of, By, and For The People: Grassroots Movements and Policy...

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 10/4/17

On 09.29.17, the fourth development session of the AIANY Civic Leadership Program (CLP), titled “The Activist, the Architect, the Artist: Case Studies in Civic...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/4/17

On 09.29.17, AIANY, ASLA-NY and APA-NYM hosted their 5th annual conference at the Center for Architecture. This year’s theme, “Public Spaces, Social Movements”...

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 9/20/17

On 09.25.17, members of AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program are hosting the first of two public events, Of, By, and For The People: Grassroots Movements and Policy...

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 9/18/17

As our co-existence with natural systems is pushed to limits, cities and communities are having to face some harsh realities. As was the case during Sandy, and most...

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