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February 2019

Future Green Exhibit: Sections of the Anthropocene

February 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Morris Adjmi Architects, 60 Broad Street - 32nd Floor
New York, NY United States
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Free

Morris Adjmi Architects (MA) invites you to a special event to coincide with ‘Sections of the Anthropocene,’ an exhibition of sculptures and photographs by Future Green Studio, currently on view through March 1st in the architecture firm’s Lower Manhattan office. This exhibition is part of an on-   going series of MA-curated shows focusing on the work of artists and designers. Join MA for cocktails and a conversation with David Seiter, Principal and Design Director of Future Green, a distinctive and…

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March 2019

Motivating Play: User Inclusion in Play Design

March 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
We Work Buildiing, 85 Broad Street
New York, NY 10004 United States
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Kompan Play Institute invites you to join them in for an in-depth look at how intentional play design based on user input can drive public space improvements in cities to support healthy & humane development. Topics: Why Playground Play? - Active Cities, Humane Communities Jeanneatte Fich Jespersen, Kompan Play Institute, Denmark Intentional Play Design - User Inclusion and Evidence as Design Drivers Dr. Suzanne Quinn, PhD, Kompan Play Institute, Austin TX Cohesive Communities with Playgrounds – Cases of US and International Play…

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Metro Hort Group: Ecological Homogenization and Alternative Futures for Urban America

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Central Park Arsenal, 830 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10065 United States
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Free – $15

The Metro Hort Group presents:  Peter M. Groffman - Ecological Homogenization and Alternative Futures for Urban America. Expansion of urban, suburban and exurban land in the United States over the past several decades has led to neighborhoods in very different parts of the country featuring patterns of roads, residential lots, commercial areas and aquatic features that are more similar to each other than the native ecosystems they replaced. In research funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF)‘s Macrosystems Biology program, we…

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ASLA-NY: LARE Study Session

March 6 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Siteworks, 150 West 28th Street- Suite 605
New York, NY United States
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Free

With LARE exams coming up at the beginning of April, use this opportunity to share resources, form study groups, and work through practice questions with fellow test takers. Those taking test sections 1 through 4 are all encouraged to attend. Attendees are also encouraged to bring testing resources (print and digital) from previously taken exams to share or loan to fellow chapter members. Come dial in your study plan and share your testing tips! A light diner will be provided.

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ASLA-NY 4 CEUs & a Beer: Streetscapes

March 8 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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$40 – $95

Streetscapes in the heart of NYC can present a host of challenges.  Limited space in the public right of way must host a proliferation of urban infrastructure: bioswales, wi-fi kiosks, security barricades, trees, pop-up cafes, bike-share stations, street furniture, public art, and more. Can this proliferation of uses in the limited space be reimagined through smart and sensitive streetscape design? How can all these competing resources be maintained? A multidisciplinary panel explores the challenges and opportunities our streetscapes represent to advance…

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TCLF: A Livable New York: The Future of Community Green Space and Affordable Housing

March 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The New School, University Center
63 Fifth Avenue, NY United States
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Free

    Little Italy's Elizabeth Street Garden is a community sculpture garden with over 100,000 visitors a year and year-round free public programs. Currently, the City and NYC Housing Preservation & Development (HPD) plan to destroy the garden to develop affordable housing, office space, and luxury retail, despite a proposed alternative site for the planned development. These propositions have set up a false choice between the community's needs for public green space and affordable housing, and reflect crucial issues with City planning…

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New York Botanical Garden Climate Action Plan: Response to Climate Change

March 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Buidling Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street, Suite 609
New York, NY 10007 United States
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$10 – $15

NYBG invites you to join Building Energy Exchange for a workshop format educational session on the long term capital planning of energy efficiency projects at the New York Botanical Garden.  This special event includes the hands-on implementers of retrofit projects at NYBG and represents a unique opportunity for facility managers, engineers and designers to share critical lessons that enable significant carbon emission reductions and operational savings. SPEAKERS Mark Cupkovic, VP for Site Operations & Chief Sustainability Officer, New York Botanical…

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NYBG: BEATRIX FARRAND’S AMERICAN LANDSCAPES

March 15 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10458 United States
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$10 – $20

THE HUMANITIES INSTITUTE PRESENTS: BEATRIX FARRAND’S AMERICAN LANDSCAPES Beatrix Farrand was one of the most influential designers of the early 20th century and the only female charter member of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Over a 50-year career, she completed design commissions at the White House, the Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden in Maine, NYBG's Peggy Rockefeller Rose Garden, Dumbarton Oaks, and many more. Beatrix Farrand's American Landscapes, a new film from director Stephen Ives, explores the innovative ideas of this…

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ASLA-NY: HAPPY HOUR MIXER WITH ASCE AND APA

March 21 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Eataly Rooftop, 200 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10010 United States
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Free

Join professionals from ASLA-NY, APA, and ASCE for an interdisciplinary happy hour at Flatiron Eataly’s rooftop restaurant, Birreria.

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Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gifts of Trees

March 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, 1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025 United States
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A Conversation with William Bryant Logan and William Schuster In his new book Sprout Lands: Tending the Endless Gifts of Trees, arborist and longtime friend of the Cathedral, William Bryant Logan, recovers the lost tradition that sustained human life and culture for ten millennia. Once, farmers knew how to make a living hedge and fed their flocks on tree-branch hay. Rural people knew how to prune hazel to foster abundance: both of edible nuts, and of straight, strong, flexible rods for…

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Rising Urbanists Conference: Reframing the Urban Forest

March 30 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm
Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture, 141 Convent Avenue
New York, NY 10031, 10031 United States
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$10 – $50

The ASLA Student Chapter at the Spitzer School of Architecture invites professionals, students and community members to attend the 3rd annual Rising Urbanists conference.  Join landscape architects, architects, urban and environmental planners, writers, advocates and experts in urban forestry and horticulture  as we (re)imagine the potential for the urban forest to address environmental, economic, and social justice issues throughout our cities. This day-long event will feature four moderated panels, a community art exhibit and technology fair.  Coffee and lunch included…

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April 2019

AIA-NY: Envisioning a Resilient Future for New York’s Public Housing

April 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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The AIANY Design for Risk and Reconstruction Committee (DfRR) and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) invite you to join us for a workshop to envision the future of public housing in a changing climate. The workshop will consider the essential question: What does a resilient, sustainable, and equitable future look like for public housing in 2050? The outcomes of this workshop will frame the development of the NextGeneration NYCHA Resiliency Agenda, a 10-year plan to coordinate capital, policy,…

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ASLA-NY Design Awards Reception

April 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Free – $20

The Annual Design Awards held by the American Society of Landscape Architects, New York Chapter represent excellence in professional accomplishment by ASLA New York members in five categories: General Design, Residential Design, Collaborative Design, Analysis/Planning/Research and Communications, and Un-Built Projects. AWARD WINNERS:  DO NOT REGISTER, EMAIL DIANE KATZ WITH GUEST LIST: [email protected]   Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor:           Thank you to our event sponsor:          

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ASLA-NY: Environmental Justice through a Landscape Lens

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place
New York,
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Free – $20

    Environmental justice addresses issues of: (1) unequal distribution of resources such as clean air and water, healthy food, homes, parks, places to walk and sit in public, etc.; (2) inaccessibility of public goods and resources because of transportation, cost or discrimination; and (3) exclusion from facilities and full participation in decisions about one’s community largely because of poverty, prejudice, race, income, recent immigration, or other marginal status. This event will feature case studies addressing a myriad of environmental…

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