The June Conference is an annual one-day interdisciplinary event jointly organized by the New York Metro Chapters of the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), the American Planning Association (APA), and the American Institute of Architects (AIA). Now in its third year, the 2015 Conference will explore the role played by community groups in collaborative planning and design processes. This event will investigate how design professionals, public sector agencies, non-profits and related organizations can effectively engage the public to inform context-specific decision-making for the betterment of projects. Participants will hear from experienced practitioners and stakeholders in a morning panel discussion. The afternoon session will examine case studies and end with an insightful guided tour of a project site.
Lunch is provided.
6 AICP CM Credits pending.
7.0 LA CES PDH/HSW pending.
8:30 – 9:15am — Breakfast
9:15 – 9:30am — opening remarks / welcome
9:30 – 10:00 Keynote Speaker: Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, PP, RTPI (hon.), Commissioner, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
Introduction by Jennifer L. Nitzky, RLA, ASLA, ISA, President, ASLA-NY
10:00 – 12:00 Panel Discussion
- Moderator: Ernest W. Hutton, Jr., FAICP, Assoc. AIA, Principal, Hutton Associates Inc.
- Jennifer Sun-Vigoreaux, Director of Project Development, Planning & Parklands Division, New York City Department of Parks and Recreation
- Amy Engel, Executive Director, Sustainable Long Island
- Andrea Parker, Executive Director, Gowanus Canal Conservancy
- Tricia Martin, LEED AP, WE Design
- Erin Barnes, Executive Director, IOBY
- Robert W. Balder, Executive Director of Architecture Art Planning New York City, Cornell University
12:00 – 12:30 Lunch
12:30 – 1:00 Keynote Speaker: Nilda Mesa, Director, New York City Mayor’s Office of Sustainability
Introduction by James Rausse, AICP, President, APA-NY Metro
1:00 – 2:30 Case Studies
- Living Breakwaters
- Kate Orff, RLA, Founder and Partner, SCAPE / Landscape Architecture PLLC
- NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
- Kate Dineen, Director, NY Rising Community Reconstruction Program
- East New York Planning Study
- Winston von Engel, AICP, Director, New York City Department of City Planning Brooklyn Office
- Waterfront Edge Design Guidelines (WEDG)
Roland Lewis, President and CEO, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
2:45 – 5:15 Tour of QueensWay :
- Andy Stone, NYC Program Director, The Trust for Public Land
- Susannah Drake, Founding Principal, DLANDstudio architecture + landscape architecture pllc.
- Adam Lubinsky, PhD, AICP, Managing Principal, WXY,
- Shelma Jun, Community Design Manager, Hester Street Collaborative
- Ruben Ramales, Assoc. AIA, Steering Committee member of Friends of the QueensWay
5:30 Drinks – Austin Public, Forest Hills
June 12, 2015
8:30 am-5:00 pm
RAB Lighting Showroom