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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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Policy and Advocacy | 1/14/15

In 2014, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his administration’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% over 2005 levels by 2050. Almost 75% of NYC’s...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/17/14

There are 207 branch libraries in New York City, divided between three different library systems – New York, Queens, and Brooklyn. The systems, however, share similar...

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Chapter News, Policy and Advocacy | 12/17/14

Ebola is the most recent form of one of civilization's deepest fears. From Daniel Defoe's Journal of the Plague Year and Poe's Masque of the Red Death, through recent...

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Policy and Advocacy | 12/3/14

Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to make New York a more equitable city through a series of significant socially-minded programs for NYC’s residents and industries,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 11/12/14

Hundreds of passionate community members gathered at the Spruce Street School on 11.10.14 for a public forum on the future of the South Street Seaport. Co-sponsored by...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/29/14

On 10.23.14, the New York Building Congress released the New York City Construction Outlook 2014-2016, the organization’s annual forecast. According to the report, the...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/15/14

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) program launched in September 2014 and gave 53,000 children in New York City access to free, full-day UPK. The...

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Policy and Advocacy | 10/1/14

On 09.16.14, the Historic Districts Council (HDC), the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation (GVSHP), and the Center for New York City Affairs at The New...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/17/14

On 09.03.14, New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman addressed a crowd at Pace Law School at the “Beyond Gridlock: State Leadership on Energy and...

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Policy and Advocacy | 9/3/14

On 08.20.14, Enterprise Community Partners held a resilience roundtable on ways to incorporate resilience measures into its Green Communities Criteria. Enterprise Green...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/14/14

The de Blasio Administration has proved that it embraces New York City’s current development surge, but the pressure is on to address high-priority issues such as...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/30/14

On 07.22.14, AIANY President Lance Jay Brown, FAIA, and Executive Director Rick Bell, FAIA, testified before the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) about One...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/16/14

On 07.02.14 a small group of architects, landscape architects, and engineers met with NYC Department of Design + Construction (DDC) Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora at...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/2/14

During a particularly frantic budget period, the New York City Council Committee on Aging asked city agencies and the public: “How can the city expand and preserve...

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Policy and Advocacy | 6/18/14

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced his initiative to provide free, universal pre-kindergarten (UPK) for all eligible children in NYC. To make enough seats...

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