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Mon 09.25.2017

Of, By, and For The People: Grassroots Movements and Policy Transformations

AIA CES: 1.5 LUs | 1.5 HSW

When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

Where: At The Center   

AIANY's Civic Leadership Program was founded with the mission of cultivating deeper civic engagement and responsibility among emerging architectural professionals. Through mentorship and programming, the core mission is to cultivate a culture of advocacy with the intent of sowing lasting benefits for our profession, communities and nation.

Of The People, By The People, For The People will highlight the remarkable efforts of a small group of leaders whose work operates, in a diverse range of means, at the forefront of civic action. Through presentations and a panel discussion, participants will catalyze a robust debate about strategies and tactics for both practicing and fostering engaged citizenship.

Inherent to the problem-solving nature of the discipline of architecture is the ability of an architect to synthesize disparate needs and constraints and develop design solutions that aim to foster an increasingly ideal built environment. Today, as we recognize the opportunities to address chronic and nascent issues in our society’s development, the assertion of architects into what has been considered nontraditional roles of the practice through civic leadership, has proved to be vital in advocating positive change.

With an intense focus on the forefront of civic action in America today, Of The People, By The People, For The People will feature practitioners from across the country whose work broadens our collective understanding of what it means to be a Citizen Architect.

Esther Yang, Design Director (East Region), City of Detroit Department of Planning and Development, Former Deputy Director, J. Max Bond Center on Design for the Just City
Dr.Feniosky Pena-Mora, Professor, Former Dean, Columbia University - School of Engineering and Applied Science, Former Commissioner, NYC Department of Design and Construction
Ron Shiffman, Professor Emeritus, Pratt Institute School of Architecture, Co-founder, Pratt Center for Community and Environmental Development
Suzanne Nienaber, Director of Partnerships, Center for Active Design
Jack Matthews, AIA, Former President, AIA San Mateo, Principal, John Matthews Architects, City Council Member and Former Mayor, San Mateo, California

Organized by: AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee

Price: Free for AIA members and students with valid ID; $10 for general public



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