30th May 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Improving Your Commute: A Look at the RPA’s Fourth Regional Plan
The AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hosts a panel discussion on the Regional Plan Association’s Fourth Regional Plan, which details a series of ideas to create a more dynamic, customer-oriented transportation system over the next 25 years. These ideas include redesigning Penn Station to allow for safer, better flow of passengers and a more integrated regional […]
10th Jan 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Issues From Transportation Hell
Part of Sierra Club’s 2017-2018 Sustainability Series Speakers: William Henderson – Executive Director of Riders Council to MTA Nick Sifuentes – Executive Director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign Letitia James – Public Advocate Doors open at 6:30pm for refreshments, program start at 7pm
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Intersections: Shaping a Green NYC with Equitable Transportation Planning
The NYC Department of Transportation released Strategic Plan 2016: Safe*Green*Smart* Equitable in the fall of 2016. The updated plan describes how safety and public realm strategies, freight plans, asset management, and public engagement all play an important part in managing the City’s transportation and mobility network. At the same time, the NYC Department of City […]
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future
In 2016, The New York Times asked Vishaan Chakrabarti and his firm Practice for Architecture and Urbanism (PAU) to develop a proposal for the redevelopment of Penn Station that would address issues not resolved by current initiatives to redevelop the Farley Post Office. Most notably, the Farley plans do not solve the problem that a very large proportion of daily users of the station cannot use a redeveloped Farley building because of the position of Long Island Railroad and New Jersey Transit platforms, which are largely located between Seventh and Eighth avenues and cannot be moved. On February 23, Vishaan Chakrabarti will present the proposal in a program co-sponsored by The Architectural League and the Regional Plan Association.
19th Jan 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Central Park, Manhattan Bandshell Area
Join us for a lively discussion about the future of regional transit, why Madison Square Garden needs to be moved, how it can happen, and what a new, world-class Penn Station would mean for New York.
29th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC Outdoors! An Environmental Education Expo
The NYC Outdoors! Expo is public event showcasing environmental education resources in New York City. Who should attend? Participants will meet more than 40 environmental education organizations
21st Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
Janette Sadik-Khan, former NYC Department of Transportation Commissioner who introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes and bike sharing, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Sadik-Khan.
19th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
NYC DOT Access to Opportunity Workshop III
Help the New York City Department of Transportation design future streetscapes in the Rockaways and get updates on the Access to Opportunity transportation study. Food will be provided! Get ready to learn about short-term improvement projects, visualize future streetscapes, hear project updates, and see desired long-term improvements. For more information, contact Laura MacNeil at 212-839-6690 […]
12th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Covering Crisis: Real-Time Communication & Superstorm Sandy
Join panelists from MTA external communications, data journalists, and transportation planners for a discussion about documenting the effects of Superstorm Sandy in real-time and the power of social media as a tool for crisis management and recovery.
6th Nov 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Van Alen Book Club Graphic Novel Edition: Robert Moses: The Master Builder of New York City
Lionized and loathed, Robert Moses’ complex legacy is one that we live with every day, and it retold as a graphic novel by Pierre Christin and Oliver Balez. Join us for a discussion of how Moses’ decades-long mandate allowed him to negotiate all levels of local, state, and federal control to reshape New York City […]
1st Oct 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Neversink Reservoir Paddle
Come paddle on the Neversink Reservoir. The Neversink Reservoir is the highest in elevation in NYC's water system with it's spillway at 1,440 feet in elevation. Put in service in 1955, it helps supply NYC with roughly half of its daily water intake along with its 3 sister Delaware system reservoirs.
18th Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Bronx River Bike Tour
Come be awed by the Bronx River's beauty: bike with NYC H2O's Matt Malina to tour the river from Williamsbridge Oval to its source in Valhalla!
10th Sep-11th Nov 2016
Prospect Park Moonlight Ride
Join us as we discover Prospect Park at night. Prospect Park is a 526-acre urban oasis located in the heart of Brooklyn.
4th Sep 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Garden City|Mega City: Rethinking Cities for the Age of Global Warming
Explore how cities can be both a solution for population increase and global warming by taking a look at urban areas all over the world.
22nd Aug 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Time to Choose Screening
Documentary filmmaker Charles Ferguson turns his lens to address worldwide climate change challenges and solutions, presented by Gathr.
9th Jul 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Bike New York: Street Skills Ride
Gain more confidence in your biking skills with Street Skills Rides during their free weekend programs for adults and mature teens !
20th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
Downtown Brooklyn Community Discussion: Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX)
Come learn more about the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) and share your thoughts !
12th Jun 2016, 12:00am-12:00am
L Train Shutdown Charette
https://www.vanalen.org/events/l-train-shutdown-charette/ As neighborhoods along the L train brace for an interruption in service of unprecedented scale, this fast-paced competition asks interdisciplinary teams to propose implementable interventions that look beyond shuttle buses and private cars. Participants from both the design and non-design fields are invited to this program that asks how unforeseen design solutions can facilitate […]