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2021 ASLA-NY, AIA-NY, APA-NY Annual Conference


Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EDT
Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT


Start: Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 12:30 pm EDT
End: Friday, September 24, 2021 @ 5:00 pm EDT

September 23, 2021:  9am-1:15pm
September 24, 2021: 12:30pm -5pm 

Re-Future NYC: Reflect, Redefine, Reinvent

The COVID-19 pandemic has fundamentally changed global society. In New York City, we’ve seen existing inequities exacerbated, further impacting the health and economic wellbeing of marginalized individuals and communities and making it necessary to examine and evaluate how we design and plan. While the past year was primarily dedicated to keeping our communities healthy and safe from immediate risk, the future must focus on how to redefine and redistribute access to a healthy and nurturing built environment. Paramount to this is recognizing that the way our city is designed and planned no longer effectively serves the needs of its people.

This conference seeks to bring architects, landscape architects, and planners together to explore new paradigms for designing in a post-pandemic city, guided by new and necessary priorities to achieve a healthier and more just New York region. The conference will convene a series of panels that examine how we adapt our built environment to shifting commercial and residential needs and how comprehensive planning efforts may change the framework in which our professions operate, while identifying avenues that equitably expand access to social and physical infrastructure and investigating the increasing need for “third spaces” across the city.

This conference, happening over two half-days, will reflect upon new and necessary expectations placed upon our built and natural environment, redefine how our professions can best respond to these new expectations, and work to redefine the city as one that works for all. We will engage with practitioners, academics, and government officials in a dynamic series of discussions that chart a path forward for New York City. Please join us as we reflect on, redefine, and reinvent our city into one where all have a voice in its planning and design and where we can claim our right to a healthy, resilient, sustainable, and just built environment.

The Planning Committee will donate 10% of registration proceeds to BlackSpace and Lower East Side Ecology  https://www.blackspace.org/  LES Ecology Center


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6 AICP Credits (approved)
6 LACES Credits (approved)
6 AIA Credits (approved)

This event is generously sponsored by:








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