Friday October 30th, 2015

Conference: 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Evening Networking: 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

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Lerner Hall, Columbia University
2920 Broadway
New York, NY 10027


Kovid Saxena, AICP 
APA NY Metro Chapter
(646) 963-9229

The annual conference has been approved for a total of 17.75 CM credits.
Individuals can earn up to 7 CM credits on the day.

8:00 - 8:45 Registration

Coffee and light breakfast will be served

8:45 - 9:00 Welcome Remarks

9:00 - 9:30 Opening Address

James Drinan, Executive Director, American Planning Association

9:30 - 10:30 Keynote

Howard Zemsky, President, CEO, New York State Empire State Development Corporation

10:30 - 11:45 Plenary Panel

Diversity in the Planning Profession

Moderator: Jee Mee Kim, AICP, Principal, HR&A Advisors
   Maria Torres Springer, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation
   Purnima Kapur, Executive Director, New York City Department of City Planning
   Maxine Griffith, AICP, Executive Vice President, Columbia University

12:00 - 1:00 Awards Lunch

1:15 - 2:30 Breakout Sessions

Hudson Valley Economic Development in the 21st Century

Moderator: Christopher Gomez, AICP, Planning Commissioner, City of White Plains
   Ed Burroughs,AICP, Planning Commissioner, Westchester County
   Dave Church, AICP, Planning Commissioner, Orange County
   Eoin Wrafter, AICP, Planniing Commissioner, Dutchess County
   Freda Eisenburg, AICP, Planning Commissioner, Sullivan County

Designing Engagement Tools for Small Business Resiliency

Moderator: Vanessa Monique Smith, AICP, Moderator, Director of Research & Outreach, 3x3 Design
   Laetitia Wolff, Program Director for Civic Initiatives, American Institute of Graphic Arts/New York Chapter
   Megan Marini, LEED, Director of Service Design, 3x3 Design
   Jonathon Jackson, Partner & Creative Director, WSDIA/We Should Do It All
   Bill Wilkins, Dir. of Economic Development, Local Development Corporation East New York

Improving the Implementation Tool Kit for Mega-Transportation Project

Moderator: Dr. Floyd Lapp. FAICP, Consultant Adjunct Urban Planning Professor, Columbia University
   Sandy Hornick, Consultant, Former Deputy Executive Director for Strategic Planning, NYC Planning Department
   Dr. Michael Horodniceanu, MTA Capital Construction President
   Richard Roberts, Chief North East Corridor and Trans Hudson Project Development
   Bill Wheeler, MTA Director of Planning and Special Projects

Parking Management Strategies to Support Livable Communities in the New York Metropolitan Region

Moderator: Eric Zamft, AICP, Project Manager, Town of Babylon Office of Downtown Revitalization
   Larry McAuliffe, Former Sustainability Manager, New York Metropolitan Transportation Council
   Gregory Del Rio, PE, Director, Transportation Engineering, RBA Group
   Naomi Klein, Planning Director, Westchester County Department of Public Works and Transportation
   Andy Freleng, AICP Chief Planner, Suffolk County

2:45 - 4:00 Breakout Sessions

Planning Law Update [UNTIL 4:15]

   David Karnovsky, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, and Visiting Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Design
   Mark Levine, Of Counsel, Akerman, and Adjunct Professor, NYU Wagner School of Public Policy
   Wesley O’Brien, Associate, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson

Trans Hudson Crisis: Regional Growth & Economic Impact of Transit Infrastructure

Introduction: Dan Baer, AICP, National Planning Marketing Lead, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Moderator: Beth Zall, AICP, Transportation Planner, Parsons Brinckerhoff
   Anthony Borelli, Edison Properties
   Michael Lahr, Associate Director, Rutgers Economic Advisory Service (R/ECON)
   Andrew Lynn, Director of Planning and Regional Development, Port Authority of NY & NJ
   Rich Roberts, Chief, NEC Trans-Hudson Project, NJ TRANSIT

Planning the Open City

Moderator: Moses Gates, AICP, Pratt Institute, ANHD
   Hon. Mark Levine, NYC Councilman for 7th District, Chair of Parks Committee, Upper West Side
   Mitchell Silver, FAICP, Commissioner, NYC Parks Department
   Naomi Herrson-Rinkskog, Executive Director, No Longer Empty
   Michelle Young, Founder of UntappedCities.com, Adjunct Professor, Urban Planning and Preservation, Columbia University 

Triple Bottom Line Based Business Cases

   John Williams, RLA, CEO, Impact Infrastructure Columbia University, Faculty School of International & Public Affairs
   Rick Cunningham, RA, F.SAME, Sustainability Solutions Market Development Executive, Autodesk, Inc

4:30 - 5:45 Breakout Sessions

Post Sandy Waterfront Planning in New York City

Moderator: Bonnie A. Harken, AIA, APA, former Co-Chair, Waterfront Committee, NY Metro Chapter, APA and President, Nautilus International Development Consulting, Inc.
   Kate Dineen, Deputy Executive Director, New York State Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery
   Carrie Grassi, Deputy Director for Planning, Mayor’s Office of Recovery and Resiliency, City of New York
   Michael L. Marrella, AICP, Director, Waterfront and Open Space Division, New York City Department of City Planning
   Stephen Whitehouse, RLA, AICP, LEED AP, Principal, Starr Whitehouse

Live Well Kingston Initiative - CDC Plan4Health Grant

Moderator: James Rausse, AICP, President, APA-NYM Chapter, Capital Projects Director, Bronx Borough President Office
   Kristen E. Wilson, Senior Research Educator, Healthy Communities Program, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County (CCEUC)
   Laurie Mozian, MS, RD, Project Coordinator, Health Alliance of Hudson Valley (HAHV)

Ethics in Planning Case of the Year [UNTIL 6:00]

   Donald C. Burns, AICP, Past President APA-NYM, Senior Planner US DOT
   Debbie Lawlor, AICP, AICP Region 1 Commissioner

Leveraging Transportation Infrastructure Investment to Revitalize the Public Realm

Moderator: Katie Theis, AICP, RLA, LEED, AP, Co-chair of APA-NYM Urban Design Committee, HNTB
Moderator: Christopher Riale, AICP, Parsons Brinckerhoff, Co-chair of APA-NYM Urban Design Committee
   Skip Smallridge, Director of Urban Design, Crosby, Schlessinger & Smalllridge, LLC
   Janet Campbell-Lorenc, AICP, Senior Director, NEC Business Development in Amtrak’s Northeast Corridor Infrastructure and Investment Development Department
   Natalie Shieh, AICP, AMTRAK, Project Director for the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan
   Scott Hamwey, Manager of Long Range Planning, MassDOT

6:00 - 8:00 Cocktail Networking