This year, the daylong portion of the conference, themed, The Future of Planning: A New Paradigm, will take place on Thursday, October 20th from 9:00am to 5:00pm at Columbia University, and will include continental breakfast, two plenary sessions, and lunch, awards before breaking out into panel discussions during the afternoon.
We are honored to have our keynote presentation by Hon. Amanda Burden FAICP Director, New York City Department of City Planning Chair, City Planning Commission, on Vision 2020: New York City Comprehensive Waterfront Plan and its implications for future planning and design of the waterfront. Followed by a panel discussion by professionals who have represented the APA, AIA, and ASLA during the advisory process and will describe key issues and explore Vision 2020’s new opportunities for planners, architects, and landscape architects.
- Donald Burns, AICP, APA Metro Chapter, President (Moderator)
- Bonnie Harken, AIA, President, Nautilus International
- Rick Bell, FAIA, Executive Director, NY Chapter, AIA
- Susannah Drake, ASLA, Principal, dlandstudio
Additionally, the second morning Plenary Panel is titled Robert Moses: Visionary or Villain? Robert Caro’s Pulitzer Prize winning book, “The Power Broker: and the Fall of New York” (1974), and the revisionist work, edited by Hillary Ballon and Kenneth T. Jackson, “Robert Moses and the Modern City: The Transformation of New York” (2007), portray contrasting views of Moses. So, in your view, was he a visionary, who shaped this metropolis more than any other person in the 20th century, or in the process was he a villain by demolishing buildings and relocating people, in some instances?
- Dr. Floyd Lapp, FAICP, Executive Director, South Western Regional Planning Agency, Connecticut (Presenter)
- Richard Anderson, FAICP, President, New York Building Congress (Respondent)
- Jaquelin Robertson, FAICP, Founding Partner, Cooper Robertson (Respondent)
APA NY Metro Chapter Biennial Conference
There are one-and a half hour panel discussions in the afternoon on the following topics:
- The Future of Climate Regulation and the Planning Profession;
- Ethics in Planning;
- The Next Development Wave: NYC Neighborhoods Still Trembling On the Verge – St. George on Staten Island, Greater Jamaica in Queens and Coney Island in Brooklyn;
- The 3 R’s of the New Economy: Reposition Redevelop Regenerate;
- Transit-Oriented Development in an Age of Constrained Funding; and
- Planners in a Non-Planning World: A Discussion.
The mobile workshop October 19, 2011 This mobile workshop will be led by Environmental Protection Agency (Christos Tsiamis, EPAs Gowanus Canal Project Coordinator and Natalie Loney, Community Coordinator for EPA) and the discussion will focus on the EPA work program and current status as well as the long term planning efforts for reuse along the Gowanus Canal. You do not need to register for the conference to register for the mobile workshop. Please register below.
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