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November 15, 2017
by Justin Pascone

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 innovative technology, “Anticipating the Driverless City” is designed to help shape New York City’s discussion on urban transportation, support the growing network of thought leaders around urban mobility issues, and examine actionable strategies for government officials and urban designers.

The symposium will bring together experts from across New York City representing industry, government, design and advocacy to discuss recommendations, strategies, and ideas that lead to the best outcomes for our citizens. Continue here for a full list of speakers.

The event is a follow up to the National Summit on Design & Urban Mobility held in Pittsburgh in May 2017, which brought together leading thinkers from across the country representing industry, government, design and advocacy. Their challenge was to develop actionable strategies to prepare Pittsburgh and peer cities across North America for emerging trends in urban mobility.

The full-day symposium begins with the morning session at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts for a keynote presentation and in-depth panel discussions. The afternoon session, hosted at the neighboring Center for Architecture includes interactive design charrettes, breakout sessions, exhibits and presentations to develop actionable strategies to prepare for these emerging trends in urban mobility.

Tickets are $30 for AIA members (use the promo code ‘AIAMEMBER’), $15 for students, and $50 for the general public. All tickets are valid for both the morning and afternoon sessions. Continue here for registration.

Pulse Points

  • On 11.17.17, AIANY’s Civic Leadership Program is hosting their final public event. “…And Justice for All: Reconstructing Just Potentials” will explore how constructive methods of stakeholder engagement impact justice reform. Through presentations and a panel discussion, practitioners with backgrounds in public service, advocacy, research, and design will share their knowledge and experience of collaboratively shaping justice for cities, communities, and individuals. Register here.
  • Registration is still open for the Hyper-Efficient Building Workshops, AIANY and Urban Green Council’s in-depth training on the design of hyper-efficient buildings and compliance with Local Law 31/32. The two-day workshops are limited to 25 participants and open to all architects, designers, engineers, and construction trade professionals. The next workshop is being held on 11.28.17 – 11.29.17 at the Center for Architecture. To learn more and register, continue here.
  • Video from FitKids 2017, held on 10.19.17 is now available. The half-day symposium brought together a cohort of leaders across education, health, and design to share ideas and strategies for creating quality, active, and playful spaces in schools and surrounding communities. Continue here to watch.
  • Videos from Public Spaces, Social Movements, held on 09.29.17 are now available. This year’s conference focused on the recent rise of civic demonstrations in NYC and explored how planning and design can shape our public discourse. Continue here to watch.



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