The American Planning Association New York Metro Chapter (APA-NYM) supports our members, local communities, schools, and practicing professionals through advocating for good planning practice, hosting diverse events and facilitating professional development opportunities in New York City, Long Island, and the Hudson Valley.

Hearty Congratulations to NY Metro Chapter's newest AICPs!


We are pleased to report that there are 29 new AICP members from our chapter. This is the largest number of APA-NYM members that have passed the AICP exam since 2003. The APA-NYM Chapter members who passed the November 2015 AICP exam are:
Michael Ahillen
Peter Barnard
Rosemary Bolich
Samuel Frommer
Christopher Gorman
Kate Holmquist
Ellis Kim
Aryeh Lemberger
Denis Mani
Haskel Mermell
Lawrence Nassivera
Harrison Peck
Renee Schoonbeek
Mark Terry
Daniel Watts
Michael Amabile
Nathan Bliss
Nate Diaz
Dimitra Gavrilaki
Scott Grimm-Lyon
Andrew Kay
Gabriel Kleinfeld
Yao Lu
Eileen McClain
Mary Miltimore
Michael Parkinson
James Rather
Renata Silberblatt
Bonnie Von Ohlsen




Testimony on Proposed Text Amendments regarding Zoning for Quality & Affordability and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing


The APA NY Metro Chapter's Executive Board have thoroughly reviewed the proposed text amendments entitled "Zoning for Quality and Affordability" (ZQA) and "Mandatory Inclusionary Housing" (MIH) and, while supportive of the policy goals, the Chapter President and Vice President of Legislative Affairs have prepared a number of questions and concerns for presentation to the NYC City Planning Commission at their December 16th, 2015 Public Meeting.
  Testimony: Zoning for Quality & Affordability and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing