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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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Policy and Advocacy | 5/13/15

On 04.28.15, representatives from AIANY headed up to Albany for the annual AIA New York State Architects in Albany Lobby Day. Joined by architects from throughout the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/27/15

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York plan, released in May 2014, lays out a set of strategies to preserve and create 200,000 units of affordable housing. To achieve...

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Policy and Advocacy | 4/8/15

As part of an ongoing series related to Passive House design, the Urban Green Council, with the AIANY Committee on the Environment and New York Passive House, held...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 3/25/15

Howard Roark died. A long time ago, some would add, perhaps even at birth; as professional icons go, the architect-as-solitary-aesthetic-hero character strikes many...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 3/25/15

Howard Roark died. A long time ago, some would add, perhaps even at birth; as professional icons go, the architect-as-solitary-aesthetic-hero character strikes many...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/25/15

FitCity 10: Promoting Physical Activity through Design, organized by AIANY and the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, will take place on 05.11.15...

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Policy and Advocacy | 3/11/15

At the 2015 AIA Grassroots Leadership and Legislative Conference in Washington, DC, 03.04.15-03.06.15, participants were empowered to become messengers. During this...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 3/11/15

Under its Vision Zero plan, New York City aims to eliminate all traffic fatalities using urban design tactics to improve pedestrian safety. On 03.02.15, the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/25/15

Nancy Aber Goshow, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, is a citizen architect. By participating in civic dialogues of citywide importance and engaging policy makers on issues that matter...

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Policy and Advocacy | 2/11/15

The AIA New York Chapter offers expertise on projects of citywide significance and city policy initiatives with input and recommendations on numerous issues. Over the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 1/29/15

At the Association for a Better New York (ABNY) breakfast meeting on 01.20.15, Governor Cuomo announced part of his “2015 Opportunity Agenda” – a plan to update...

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