*This event is occurring as a live webinar. Registrants will be emailed a link to access the program.*
This discussion will look at public realm issues we believe will be relevant to the 2021 local elections in NYC.
The next 12 months may be some of the most momentous in New York City’s history, with a confluence of events—including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an election with the potential to reshape the political landscape— creating major opportunities for change. The November 2021 election will lead to an unprecedented amount of turnover in city government: in addition to the mayor, 40 elected officials will reach term limits, including four borough presidents and 34 City Council members. The number of open positions creates a singular opportunity for change in the five boroughs, and incoming civic leaders will have the potential to remake the political landscape.
In response to this unique moment, AIA New York has partnered with MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab to undertake a web project titled Visualize NYC 2021, which will explore issues in our city that we believe will be central in the 2021 local elections.
This program, featuring Justin Moore and Kim Yao, is presented with the first phase of Visualize NYC 2021, a website that invites you to share your vision for New York City in response to prompts from experts in the built environment.
Moore and Yao will discuss their prompts:
“Care includes all that we do to maintain, repair, heal, and sustain our communities and environment. We can best care for our city by____”
“On NYC streets I would like to see more____”
To respond to these prompts and others please visit VisualizeNYC.net which will launch with this program
Justin Garrett Moore, Executive Director, New York City Public Design Commission
Kim Yao, AIA, Principal, Architecture Research Office; 2020 AIANY President
Justin Garrett Moore is a transdisciplinary designer and urbanist and serves as the executive director of the New York City Public Design Commission. He has extensive experience in architecture, urban design, and planning—from large-scale urban policies and projects to grassroots and community-based planning, design, and arts initiatives. At the Public Design Commission, his work focuses on prioritizing quality and excellence for the public realm and fostering accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in New York’s public buildings, landscapes, and art. He is a member of the American Planning Association’s AICP Commission, the Urban Design Forum, and the Black urbanist collective BlackSpace. Justin is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Yale School of Architecture. His social enterprise, Urban Patch, focuses on sustainable development through social and environmental design projects in the United States and Rwanda. He holds a Bachelor of Design from the University of Florida and a Master of Architecture and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.
Kim Yao, AIA, is Principal, with Stephen Cassell and Adam Yarinsky, of Architecture Research Office (ARO), a New York City firm dedicated to an architecture of strategy and intelligence with beauty and form. She is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and has also taught at the School of Constructed Environments, Parsons, the New School for Design and Barnard College (2001-2011). She is on the Executive Committee and Board for AIA New York and the Center for Architecture as the 2020 President of AIA New York. ARO’s diverse body of work has earned the firm over a hundred design awards including the 2020 National AIA Architecture Firm Award and the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt 2011 National Design Award.
Thank you to the 2020 AIANY President’s Circle
1100 Architect, Andrew Berman Architect, FXCollaborative, Tillotson Design, International Lights, James McCullar Architecture, Langan, Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects, Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects, Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects, Perkins and Will, Robert A.M. Stern Architects, SHoP Architects, SPAN Architecture, STUDIOS Architecture, Thornton Tomasetti, W X Y architecture + urban design, Zetlin & De Chiara
Architecture Research Office, Arup Consulting Engineers, Dagher Engineering, Ennead Architects, Knoll, Inc. , L&L Holding Company, Loring Consulting Engineers, LTL Architects, NYU Office of Strategic Planning & Development, Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, Alice Tisch
Bernheimer Architecture, BIG NYC, Capalino + Company, Cooper Carry, Inc., Desai Chia Architecture, Jeanne Giordano Ltd, Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers, RPO Inc., Solomonoff Architecture Studio, Spacesmith, Studio Joseph, The Donaldson Organization, Threshold Acoustics, WORK Architecture Company, Henry Zachary, Carol Loewenson, FAIA, LEED AP, Hayes Slade, AIA, Burton L. Roslyn, FAIA, Michael Plottel, FAIA, LEED AP, Construction Specifications, Inc., Iva Kravitz, Assoc. AIA, Thomas R. Krizmanic, AIA, John B. Simoni, Esq., Eve Klein and Robert Owens