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
Manhattan Community Boards.

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
Image via Pixabay

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
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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
Over a “working lunch,” attendees participated in a dynamic workshop session to generate ideas and strategies for creating quality active spaces across New York City. Credit: Center for Architecture.

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
CLP candidates worked together to develop a framework for continued civic leadership. Credit: Center for Architecture.

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
Photo: Courtesy Zero Waste Design Guidelines.

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
City Hall. Photo via NYCgo.

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
 “Of, By, and For The People: Grassroots Movements and Policy Transformations.” Credit: Center for Architecture.

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
“The Activist, the Architect, the Artist: Case Studies in Civic Engagement,” brought together six practitioners from various professions – architecture, art, landscape architecture, law, and urban design – to explore different forms of civic engagement in communities both large and small. Credit: Center for Architecture.

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
Kate Slevin (left), Saskia Sassen, Ethan Kent, Vishaan Chakrabarti, AIA, at Public Spaces, Social Movements. Credit: Center for Architecture

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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Policy and Advocacy | 9/6/17

Last month, the NYC Department of Buildings (DOB) proposed a new rule that would introduce additional fees for processing variations, pre-determinations, and appeals....

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Civic Leadership Program, Policy and Advocacy | 8/23/17

“Engagement” is a term thrown around frequently by architects, but what does it really mean? Who are you engaging? For what purpose? How and when do you do this? How...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/23/17

Since the election of President Trump, New York and cities across the country have been host to a rising groundswell of protests​ in streets, parks, plazas, and other...

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Policy and Advocacy | 8/9/17

On 08.09.17, New York City Council approved the long-awaited rezoning of Midtown East. The plan, originally proposed in the twilight of the Bloomberg Administration,...

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Policy and Advocacy | 7/26/17

The AIA brought 150 architects, students, emerging professionals, small- and large-firm owners and other practitioners together in Denver, Colorado, last week for its...

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