Please join us on March 18th, 2011 for the Annual Arthur Kunz Memorial Scholarship Luncheon, featuring speaker Randall Arendt, a nationally acclaimed author. The 2011 Scholarship winners will be announced.
The Luncheon will be followed by Randall Arendt’s hands-on workshop “Reclaiming Commercial Strips”. The workshop addresses the aging building stock along commercial corridors and how to effectively take advantage of redevelopment opportunities.
Date: March 18th,
Location: Long Island Association headquarters in Melville,
Cost Luncheon and Workshop (in advance): 12:15-4:00 PM, cost $60 (APA), $75 (non-APA);
If using payment by check: please mail checks payable to “Long Island Section” to Kathy Eiseman (NP&V, 572 Walt Whitman Road, Melville, NY 1174)
Or, register online:
image: Randall Arendt
AICP and AIA credits pending.
If you have any additional questions, please contact APALongIsland@gmail.com
This workshop will focus on practical ways of reclaiming existing commercial corridors characterized by visual blight, traffic congestion and higher accident rates. Multiple strategies blending the twin disciplines of Conservation Design and New Urbanism are discussed for rebuilding these corridors, gradually increasing their functionality and attractiveness.
These strategies offer significant opportunities for commercial and mixed-use redevelopment, particularly in areas with existing infrastructure, thereby increasing the viability of businesses, service providers, and current /future public transit lines.
This workshop features a presentation illustrating progressive approaches to transforming commercial corridors, emphasizing multi-story mixed-use buildings, affordable housing, public transit possibilities, shade tree planting, design standards, signage, native landscaping, improved circulation patterns, parking lot orientation, stormwater infiltration/recharge, night sky protection, and solar features.
A hands-on opportunity to work on the solution for one of the local examples! SEND US YOUR SUGGESTION TODAY!
Material presented is largely drawn from Randall’s newest book, Envisioning Better Communities: Seeing More Options, Making Wiser Choices, published by APA Planners’ Press.
We look forward to seeing you there! Please contact us at APALongIsland@gmail.com