The American Planning Association's New York Metro Chapter addresses planning issues that concern the physical, social, and economic environment in the metropolitan region encompassing New York City, Long Island and the Hudson Valley. The Chapter represents some 1,400 practicing planners and other people involved in the planning and design of the region's communities.

Request for Proposals - APA NY Metro Website Redesign


The American Planning Association's New York Metro Chapter is seeking responses from qualified firms or individuals to provide professional web design, development and maintenance services. The Chapter's existing website is visually outdated and lacking in the functionality that our administration and membership demand.
Proposals are due at 5:00 pm on Friday August 14, 2015

  Request for Proposals: APA NY Metro Website Redesign

Call for APA New York Metro Chapter 2015 Award Nominations


Each year, the APA New York Metro Chapter bestows recognition on individuals, organizations and projects that exemplify the best of the metropolitan region's planning work. Given at the Chapter's 2015 Conference to be held on October 30th at Lerner Hall, Columbia University, the awards are meant to highlight excellence in the field and inspire planners of the next generation.
The APA New York Metro Chapter awards encompass a variety of achievements and include recognition for seasoned leaders as well as those just beginning to make their mark. Projects in the private and public sectors qualify, as well as community-based and civic advocacy initiatives. Innovation and impact are highly valued as are those initiatives that demonstrate collaboration and education. Projects at all scales are equally considered.

  • Lawrence M. Orton Award for leadership in city and regional planning.
  • Paul Davidoff Award for leadership in housing and equal opportunity.
  • Andrew Haswell Green Award to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions for a period of at least 15 years. (formerly the Distinguished Service Award)
  • Meritorious Service or Achievement Award to recognize work of unusual merit or achievement.
  • Journalism Award (for print, broadcast, or web-based work)
  • William H. Whyte Award for creativity and ingenuity in planning.

Nomination Deadline: Nominations should be submitted to Sarah Yackel ( of the Awards Committee by July 31, 2015.

Nominations should include:

  • Your name and contact information
  • Name of nominated individual(s), organization or project and contact information
  • Category of award nomination
  • Short narrative explanation for nomination
  • A list of past NY Metro Chapter Awardees can be found on the Awards Committee page.

Save the Date!
APA New York Metro 2015 Conference - Friday October 30, 2015


Live Well Kingston wins Plan4Health Grant


We are pleased to announce that the Live Well Kingston coalition, in partnership with the the APA NY Metro Chapter, has received a $125,000 grant from the American Planning Association through its Plan4Health program to combat two determinants of chronic disease-lack of physical activity and lack of access to nutritious foods.

"As a founding Live Well Kingston sponsor, and an organization dedicated to helping keep our community healthy, HealthAlliance is pleased to have partnered with all the organizations that submitted and received this important grant," said HealthAlliance Chief Strategy Officer Josh Ratner. "Part of the grant money will support HealthAlliance's Community Heart Health Coalition initiatives. The coalition is integrally involved with creating and implementing community programs and structuring environmental and policy changes that help build a healthier community."

  Press Release: Live Well Kingston - Plan4Health Grant Announcement

Comments to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on Phase One Straw Proposal for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)


Comments to the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) on Phase One Straw Proposal for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)

  Position Statement: Phase One Straw Proposal for Reforming the Energy Vision (REV)

Chapter Policy Statement on Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning


Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning

  Position Statement: Vanderbilt Corridor Rezoning