2019 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference—The Big Picture: Large-Scale Developments
Sep 13, 2019
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2019-09-13 09:00:002019-09-13 17:00:00America/New_York2019 ASLA, AIA, APA Annual Conference—The Big Picture: Large-Scale DevelopmentsLarge-Scale Developments—from Battery Park to Hudson Y
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place NEW YORK NY 10012
Sep 13, 2019
Friday, 9/13, 9am - 5pm
Center for Architecture
Large-Scale Developments—from Battery Park to Hudson Yards to future rezonings throughout the five boroughs—have shaped and will continue to shape the physical fabric of New York City’s built environment. This conference encourages cross-pollination among the professions of architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning as we come together to examine this timely subject and explore lessons learned and potential for the future. This premier annual event among our three organizations will consist of four panel discussion sessions and a keynote speaker, each of which will address aspects of how New York City has been and will be influenced by large-scale developments.
See further information on speakers and sessionshere.
APA-ASLA-AIA Member Early Bird Registration–$90 (ends 8/30)
Keynote – Rohit Aggarwala, Sidewalk Labs
Session 1 – History: Influences from the Past
The panel will examine how large-scale developments in history have shaped New York City’s built environment. Speakers will discuss how concentrated and substantial real property investment before 1990 has shaped neighborhoods and influenced policy and design in New York City.
Speakers: Stan Eckstut, Perkins Eastman; Mart Gutman, CUNY; Ethel Sheffer, Public Design Commission
Moderator: Susan Szenasy, Metropolis
Session 2 – Present: the Last Two Decades
Discussing recent large-scale developments and those currently under construction, this panel will look into current policies and urban design that have shaped the newest wave of New York City’s large-scale developments.
Speakers: Wayne Benjamin, Manhattan CB12; Jessica Lappin, Downtown Alliance; James Tenyenhuis, Field Operations
Moderator: Paimaan Lodhi, REBNY
Session 3 – Unbuilt Projects: Lessons Learned
While proposals did not always advance beyond the planning stage, unbuilt large-scale development proposals have significantly influenced the City policy and how our professions approach design. The panel considers the “what ifs” of New York City’s past and future.
Speakers: Donald Clinton, Cooper Robertson; Susannah Drake, DLand Studio; Javier Valdes, Make the Road NY
Moderator: Amy Plitt, Curbed
Session 4 – Future: What’s Next?
This panel will explore proposed developments considering districts, neighborhoods, and alternatives to geographic master-planning. Speakers will discuss how they are currently approaching planning for large-scale developments and the important issues that need to be considered.
Speakers: Elijah Hutchinson, NYC Economic Development Corporation; Lanie McKinnon, Nelson Byrd Woltz; Jeffrey Raven, RAVEN A+U
Moderator: Thomas Devaney, Municipal Art Society of New York
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