webheader_2017We hope you all enjoyed this year’s APA National Planning Conference!  The Long Island Section was certainly well-represented!  Thank you to all who volunteered during the NPC, and particularly to those who made the Long Island mobile workshops such a success!  Here are a few photos from the four Long Island mobile workshops that took place during the event.

Cultivating Opportunities for Sustainable Development (Sunday, May 7th)

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Long Beach Community Resurgence Post-Sandy (Monday, May 8th)Long Beach Mobile Workshop1.jpg

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Reinventing Suburbia Community Based TOD’s (Monday, May 8th)

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Bay Park Unified – Integrated Perimeter Flood Protection (Tuesday, May 9th)

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The USGBC Long Island Chapter, Sustainable Transportation Committee, presents

Greening Long Island’s Commute with Bike Share and Electric Vehicles

Evening Program

June 13, 2017 from 5pm – 8pm **New Date

150 Motor Parkway, Hauppauge, NY

Lower Level – Media Center

Our transportation choices and policies have large environmental, economic and social impacts. It is a major contributor to air pollution and greenhouse gases; 27% of U.S. greenhouse gases are from transportation. Transportation represents 28% of total energy consumed in the U.S.

Join us for two lively panel discussions on the latest developments in bike share and electric vehicle technology and incentives. Panelists will include experts in these fields as well as local leaders helping to shape the coalitions needed to foster more sustainable transportation on Long Island.

5pm – 6pm – Refreshments, Networking, Exhibitors
6pm – 8pm – Panel Discussions:

  • Can a Regional Bike Share program work on Long Island?
  • The latest developments with Electric Vehicles and charging station infrastructure on Long Island

CLICK HERE for Further Details and Registration Instructions!

Sustainable Long Island and the PSEG Foundation

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Long Island planners receiving a crash-course in mixed-use and TOD financing during a APA LI Section professional development event held on March 29th.  Thank you to Kevin Dwarka, of Kevin Dwarka, LLC, for an enlightening session!!

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Bagels with the Boards | Friday, February 24, 2017

8:30am – Breakfast & Registration / 9 – 10am – Program

How New York Law Allows the Ticking Clock to Run the Zoning Process by Gregory R. Alvarez, Esq. of Amato Law Group, PLLC.

The land use entitlement process in New York can be a lengthy ordeal, for the applicant, municipality and interested members of the public. Regardless of the degree of difficulty or complexity of an application, the municipal zoning approval process often takes what feels to all involved to be an inordinately long time. Although ingrained processes within municipal building and planning departments can inadvertently delay applications, program faculty Gregory R. Alvarez notes that state law is actually at the core of this problem.

For more information and to register CLICK HERE

1 AICP CM LAW Credit Pending