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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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Policy and Advocacy | 2/24/16

Register to vote! The Presidential primaries are already upon us, and the AIA wants every architect to take part in the political process. AIA member participation in...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/11/16

The final public hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) proposal took place on 02.10.16 before the City Council...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/27/16

Applications for New York City’s Community Boards are now open! New Yorkers living, working, or studying in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/13/16

In 2015, AIANY advanced our policy initiatives. With the expertise and leadership of AIANY members, we fostered strong partnerships with government agencies and peer...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/23/15

On 12.16.15, the City Planning Commission held a marathon 11-hour hearing on the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/9/15

Most people spend about 90% of their time indoors. Given this reality, architects must design spaces that promote both physical and mental health. A new study from the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/25/15

Last week, the Lobbying Bureau of the City of New York announced that on 01.01.16, a six-month amnesty period will begin, as mandated by Local Law 129 of 2013. The law...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/11/15

Now available online and at the Center for Architecture, the FitCity 10 Report celebrates 10 years of FitCity! In addition to a summary of the conference in May, the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/29/15

How can NYC neighborhoods remain diverse in the face of gentrification? What financial and policy-related tools can local, state, and federal governments deploy to...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/15/15

For the last eight months, AIANY has reviewed the NYC Department of City Planning’s Zoning for Quality and Affordability proposal, and convened lively discussions...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/30/15

Hospitals primarily treat the sick, responding to patients with chronic illnesses. But what if they instead operated to prevent disease in the communities they serve?...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/16/15

AIANY collaborated with the Public Design Commission of the City of New York on the second event in a series of panels discussing the role of design in bringing equity...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/2/15

In preparation for the 09.09.15 hearing on Intro. 775, AIANY and the four other AIA chapters in NYC distributed a response memo to City Council members last week. Intro....

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/19/15

In April, City Council members brought forward Intro. 775, a Local Law to amend the administrative code of the City of New York, establishing a maximum period of time...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/5/15

This summer, AIANY leadership is meeting with a number of New York City Council Members who represent a variety of neighborhoods and interests. The summer tour kicked...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/22/15

AIA members across the country are urging their Senators to oppose the proposal to repeal the Federal 2030 targets in the upcoming energy-efficiency package that the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/1/15

Since first releasing the Zoning for Quality and Affordability (ZQA) proposal in February, the NYC Department of City Planning (DCP) has received input from community...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/17/15

The Public Design Commission of the City of New York (PDC) and the AIANY Public Architecture Committee hosted Design and Equity: The Community Parks Initiative, the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/3/15

On 05.14.15, the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) announced plans to embark on a comprehensive reform to the agency’s systems and staff. The updates, which will...

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