Tag Archives: Urban Planning

31st Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
The New Urban Crisis
On Tuesday, July 31st  Join Van Alen Institute as we delve into Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis. In 2002, Richard Florida published The Rise of the Creative Class, urging city-makers to improve their neighborhoods by investing in amenities that would attract young “makers.”Creative Class quickly became a handbook for mayors, developers, and planners, giving rise to walkability […]
by Truly Johnson
19th Jul 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Urbanist Summer Scavenger Hunt
On Thursday, July 19, 6:00–9:00 PM, the MAS Urbanists will team up with AIA New York’s Archtober to host a summer scavenger hunt. Join us and put your knowledge of local urban activism to the test. The West Village, the old stomping grounds of Jane Jacobs and the birthplace of New York City’s LGBT rights movement, is a neighborhood steeped in civic […]
by Bridget Scanlon
15th Apr 2018, 12:00am-12:00am
Battery Park City: Creating a New Neighborhood
After more than four decades of planning and construction, Battery Park City has been built out, following a master plan by Cooper, Eckstut and Associates. Learn about the area’s urban planning and discover its distinctive residential neighborhoods, distinguished parks and plazas, public art works, and signature commercial center. Highlights include Brookfield Place and Wintergarden (Cesar Pelli), Goldman Sachs Headquarters (Pei […]
by miranda
7th Dec 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
It's Electrifying: Converting Heating Systems
The second installment of our It’s Electrifying series explores the promise and practical barriers to electrifying heating systems in multifamily buildings. As buildings of the future begin to be powered by electricity, heating plants might need to move out of the basement and instead be distributed throughout the building via heat pumps. How do architects design for this? […]
by Truly Johnson
18th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Design Guidelines for Zero Waste Launch
Join us for the official launch of the Design Guidelines for Zero Waste, an initiative of the Center for Architecture, in collaboration with the AIA New York Committee on the Environment, Kiss + Cathcart Architects, ClosedLoops, and the Foodprint Group. The guidelines will help New York City achieve its OneNYC plan, released in April 2015, which […]
by Sophie Freedman
11th Oct 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Frugal Innovation: Co-building a better world with fewer resources
Innovation is a key driver of growth for firms and nations worldwide. But we can no longer rely on the “more for more” innovation formula— costly R&D, resource-intensive and polluting supply chains — that has sustained growth in the West for decades. Tighter budgets, climate change, new technologies, and empowered customers and citizens are compelling […]
by Sophie Freedman
15th Jun 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Rise of the Supertalls: Planning, Preservation & Community Participation
Supertall towers and new construction are changing New York’s historic neighborhoods. Many are built as-of-right without any community input. The final panel in this series will look at issues around these new buildings and how City agencies, the City Council, and real estate professionals are managing the development and planning process.
by Angie Koo
3rd-6th May 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Smart Cities
Join us May 3-6, 2017 in building better, safer, and smarter cities of the 21st century during Smart Cities NYC ‘17. The first of its kind in North America, Smart Cities NYC ‘17: Powered by People highlights the growing movement for urban and civic innovation around the world. Hosted at the Brooklyn Navy Yard–a powerful […]
by Marlyn Marrero
17th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Join Justin Davidson Author of Magnetic City In Conversation with Untapped Cities Founder Michelle Young at MCNY
Join Davidson and Untapped Cities founder Michelle for the pre-launch of Magnetic City and a discussion about the book. Untapped Cities readers get a special discount code to the event: CITIES17 for $10 tickets (normally $20). Author signing to follow at the event. Get your advance copy of Magnetic City: A Walking Companion!
by Angie Koo
8th Apr 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
History of Urban Development and Architecture
Explore the rich history of NYC’s Civic Center area, highlighting its urban planning and development and its architecture. From City Hall Park to Foley Square, to Police Plaza and Chatham Green, this tour includes exterior visits to City Hall, Tweed Courthouse, Surrogate Court, Municipal Building, International Trade Court, Javits Federal Building, the Department of Health, […]
by Rui Zhao
28th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Winter Talks: City on A Grid - How New York Became New York
The Manhattan street grid has been called “a disaster” of urban planning and “the most courageous act of prediction in Western Civilization”. In other words, you either love it or hate it. Join Gerard Koeppel as he relates the history of this uniquely New York marvel through his most recent book.
by Angie Koo
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
New York Sea Level Rise Projections: Implications for Law, Land Use, Buildings and Infrastructure
As required by a 2014 state statute, the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has just issued official sea level rise projections. They reflect a range of possible scenarios; at the high end, sea level in the New York City area could rise 75 inches (6.2 feet) by the year 2100.This program will explore […]
by Rui Zhao
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 […]
by Rui Zhao
20th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Resilient Cities, Livable Futures
Urban Resilience to Weather-related Extreme Events in the US and Latin America This event will be livestreamed at: https://livestream.com/TheNewSchool/Resilient-Cities-Livable-Futures Join researchers from the Urban Resilience to Extremes Sustainability Research Network (UREx SRN) alongside practitioners, government representatives, and environmental justice leaders from 10 United States and Latin American cities who will share progress, challenges, and needs […]
by jianzhi
16th Mar 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
The Legacy of Jane Jacobs
In 1960 Jane Jacobs’s book The Death and Life of Great American Cities sent shockwaves through the architecture and planning worlds. Join us as New York Times columnist Ginia Bellafante talks to Matt Tyrnauer, director and producer of the acclaimed documentary Citizen Jane: Battle For the City, Robert Hammond, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Friends of the High Line, and Dr. Samuel Zipp, Associate Professor of American and Urban Studies at Brown University and co-editor of Vital Little Plans: The Short Works of Jane Jacobs, about Jacobs’ extraordinary impact on the urban landscape.
by Angie Koo
23rd Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Walling Off What Matters: Advocating for Holistic Waterfront Resilience in NYC
This workshop will look at several potential funding / governing solutions, such as creating an RMIA (Resilient Manufacturing and Maritime Industrial Area), creating hyper local Resilient Advocates and integrating community based organizing. The workshop is looking to gain feedback on improving such methods and to connect local waterfront community organizations dealing with similar issues. Join Impact Hub NYC from noon-1pm every weekday between Jan 23rd and May 1st for free workshops in direct response to Trump's first 100 days plan.
by Angie Koo
16th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Parks Without Borders Fort Greene Park
Through the Parks Without Borders program, Fort Greene Park was chosen to receive a share of $40 million for the redesign of its entrances, edges, and underused spaces. At this meeting, NYC Parks will present new design ideas and other updates, and we need your feedback. Parks Without Borders is a new design approach to […]
by Michael Raineri
8th Feb 2017, 12:00am-12:00am
Big Deals: Visionary Responses to Climate Change in NYC
At this moment, two very different and unusual projects for addressing climate change are being explored in New York City. Plans are proceeding for a project by BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group to create a storm barrier called The Dryline (BIG U), which addresses New York City’s vulnerability to coastal flooding with a protective ribbon […]
by Marlyn Marrero