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APA National Conference 2020 - AK Memorial Scholarship Announcement

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Dr. Donovan Finn of Stony Brook University is surveying professional planners about the use of climate science in planning. The online survey should take about 12 minutes. Twenty randomly selected participants will receive $25 Visa gift cards. You can access the survey at: https://tinyurl.com/y2xpv5xm. This survey will be closed on November 15th, 2019.

Dr. Donovan Finn at Stony Brook University is currently conducting a survey of professional planners in the United States, sponsored by the National Center for Atmospheric Research, to gain a better understanding of how local planners use climate data in their work and to assess their level of scientific training related to climatological issues.

The goal of the study is to use this information to create continuing education training modules and other resources that can help planners locate, identify and utilize better and more sophisticated climate data in their work.


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The New York Metro Chapter is thrilled to announce the designation of Governors Island and Downtown Patchogue Village as “Great Places in America” by the American Planning Association in 2019! Governors Island in New York Harbor was named a “Great Public Space,” and Downtown Patchogue Village was named a “Great Neighborhood”!

Chapter President Max Sokol, AICP, Vice President of Intergovernmental Affairs Shachi Pandey, AICP, LEED AP, and Professional Development Officer Alex Wallach, AICP were present in Washington DC for the announcement on Capitol Hill this morning.

APA’s Great Places in America program recognizes the streets, neighborhoods and public spaces in the United States that enrich communities, facilitate economic growth, and inspire others around the country.

The Long Island Section is deeply appreciative of Alex Wallach, AICP for his leadership and dedication in organizing the Great Places nomination and celebration for Downtown Patchogue Village!


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A formal local announcement for the Downtown Patchogue Village designation will take place outside the Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (71 E Main St, Patchogue, NY 11772) on October 19, at 11 AM, followed by a reception at the Theatre lobby area. The reception is a free event and requires an RSVP, please visit HERE.

A walking tour of Downtown Patchogue Village will commence from the Theatre at 1 PM, and will finish at the Blue Point Brewery at 4 PM. Participation requires the purchase of a Walking Tour Ticket. The Walking Tour Ticket includes access to the Reception at the Theatre (additional RSVP is not required), organized walking tour, and an after-party wristband for a free drink at the Blue Point Brewery. Tickets are limited, register HERE today.

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2019 EE Conference Announcement FINAL3

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Session 1 [Coastal Erosion Districts]

Session 2 [Blueway Trail / Bay to Sound / Hike – Bike]


Thank you to all of our generous sponsors!


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2019 Planning Conference Flyer

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Turning the Tide for web

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Stony Brook University

1500 Stony Brook Road, Stony Brook, NY  11790

8:00am – 2:00pm

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