The Master Plan: GIS Day this Wednesday

Announcements:

Dear UPSA: Thank you for making our first Skills Workshop such a wonderful success! We loved seeing everyone there and we hope you enjoyed the workshop.

This Week

2nd Annual GIS Day at NYU

Stop by the GIS Day @ NYU Information Fair and check out the information booths, see lots of maps, meet GIS faculty and professionals, and learn more about GIS tools and spatial data resources here at NYU.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 20th, 12-4pm
Where: Research Commons, 5th Floor, Bobst Library
RSVP here.

Jane Jacobs Forum: Women as City Builders

Municipal Arts Society

Author and activist Jane Jacobs (1916-2006) believed in the future of cities and in common sense solutions to urban challenges. This year, in conjunction with the presentation of The Rockefeller Foundation’s Jane Jacobs Medal, the Municipal Art Society’s annual Jane Jacobs Forum features leading women in the fields of architecture and planning, landscape architecture, development, community development, business and the arts.

When: Thursday, Nov. 21st – Doors open at 6pm, Program begins at 6:30pm
Where: The TimesCenter, 242 W. 41st St. at 8th Ave.
Registration Required – RSVP.

Upcoming

Furman Center Policy Breakfast: How Private Should Public Housing Go?

This second policy breakfast in our fall series on how local governments innovate to address national issues will focus on how the private sector can and should help preserve public housing across the country. We will discuss the pros and cons of private financing and private management of public housing and whether these types of public-private partnerships are essential for preserving public housing and how to structure them so they do not undermine the very foundation of public housing.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 8:30-10am
Where: Lipton Hall, located in D’Agostino Hall, 108 W. 3rd St.
RSVP here.

Great New Books in the Humanities: Picking Up by Robin Nagle

Join us for a dialogue with NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner, John Doherty, and Robin Nagle, author of Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City. The conversation will be moderated by Gwynneth Malin, Director of the Humanities Initiative at NYU. Picking Up: On the Streets and Behind the Trucks with the Sanitation Workers of New York City will be sold at 20% off at the event.

When: Thursday, Dec. 5th, 6pm
Where: The Humanities Initiative at NYU, 20 Cooper Square, 5th Floor
RSVP here.

Telling Compelling Stories with Data

Center for Advanced Digital Applications at NYU

We live in a data-driven world, where effective graphics are crucial to the delivery of information. When a graphical piece of information is designed in a seamless and effective way, information flows to the viewer clearly and efficiently. In this dynamically informative presentation, Dona Wong will discuss the importance of creating striking information graphics that are accurate and captivating for the audience at hand.

Dona Wong will demonstrate:

  • How to turn data into a compelling, persuasive story

  • How to use graphics effectively in presentations

  • The “do’s and don’ts” of information graphics: common pitfalls and how to avoid them

When: Thursday, Dec. 12th, 6:30pm
Where: Woolworth Building, 15 Barclay St., Rm 430
RSVP here.

UPSA Skills Workshop: Project Managment

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UPSA Skills Workshop, a set on Flickr.

Thank you to all who came out this Saturday for UPSA’s Inaugural Skills Workshop. Our first workshop focused on Project Management. David Parish (DCP) spoke to us on how to diagnose management issues, how to target interventions, and implementation tips. It was great to get a handle on this important skill in the urban planning (and public service) context.

The Master Plan: 2nd General Meeting on Tues & Skills Workshop on Sat

Hi UPSA! This week there are a multitude of interesting events going on at Wagner and around the City that we think would be interesting to you. We’d love for you to join us on Tuesday for our second general meeting and on Saturday for our Skills Workshop.

This Week

Moving New York City Forward in 2014 and Beyond

Toward a 21st Century City for All

In January 2014, New York will have its first new Mayor in a dozen years, who will have an opportunity to address NYC’s growing inequality while making sure the city is governed effectively and inclusively. We invite all those who are concerned with issues of urban inequality and how policy might move us toward less of it.

When: Monday, Nov. 11th, 9-5pm
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue at 34th St., Proshansky Auditorium
RSVP here.

Brown Bag: The Rules of the Game: Landlords and the Geographic Sorting of Voucher Holders

Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy

This paper considers an unexamined mechanism in the process of spatial sorting: that of the landlord. Scholars of poverty and residential mobility have long been interested in how the choices of low-income families interact with structural barriers to create high-poverty neighborhoods that reproduce social and economic isolation as well as racial segregation. However, they have not examined the ways in which these choices are shaped by the landlords and property owners who operate in these neighborhoods, and therefore they have not been able to fully understand geographic concentration processes.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 12:30-2pm
Where: Furman Hall, Rm. 120, 245 Sullivan Street
Please RSVP here.

Brown Bag with Keith Pattiz, McDermott Will & Emery

Real Estate & Urban Policy Forum & the Stern Real Estate Club

Please join the Real Estate & Urban Policy Forum and the Stern Real Estate Club as we host Keith Pattiz, head of the Real Estate Group at McDermott Will & Emery. Keith has extensive experience in the areas of commercial leasing, financing, sales and acquisitions, hotel transactions and real estate workout matters. Clients have included major residential, office, hotel and shopping center developers, lending institutions, and foreign and U.S. investors. Lunch will be served.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 12:30-2pm
Where: Furman Hall, Rm. 334, 245 Sullivan Street
Please RSVP to ja1774@nyu.edu

UPSA General Meeting

Join us for the second meeting of the year, where we’ll talk about course selection next year. Second-years will be available to provide advice and perspective on courses offered at Wagner and throughout the University. All –not just Urban Planners– are welcome! Pizza will be served.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 5:30pm
Where: Jersey Conference Room, Puck

Careers in Economic Development Panel

Hear from industry insiders working at Myrtle Avenue BID, NYC Economic Development Corporation, and NYC Center for Economic Opportunity! Join us to learn tips on how to find jobs in your field; identify skills you need to be competitive in your respective industry; and network with alumni

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 6pm
Where: Mulberry Conference Room, Puck
To RSVP: Log-in to the Career Directory and select the Event’s Tab. Click on Workshops.

Urbanization Project Brown Bag with Richard Sliuzas

Richard Sliuzas, an Associate Professor of Urban and Regional Planning and Geo-Information Management at the University of Twente, will discuss shelter adequacy mapping.

When: Thursday, Nov. 14th, 12:30-1:30pm
Where: Kaufman Management Center, Rm 7-191, 44 W. 4th St.

Discussion of Planning and Implementation of the Citi Bike Program

Prof. Geoff Morrison invites Wagner students to join a discussion on the planning and implementation of the Citi Bike program with Dani Simons, the Director of Marketing and External Affairs for Citibike, and Kate Filen-Yeh of NYC DOT’s Bike Share Office.

When: Thursday, Nov. 14th, 8:35-10:15pm
Where: Waverly, Rm. 431

Learning from America’s Mistakes: Moscow and Abu Dhabi

University Transportation Research Center

Moscow and Abu Dhabi are two rapidly growing and gentrifying global capitals, striving to take their place on the world stage. Like many developing cities, they’ve experimented with crass, Las Vegas-style development schemes, seeking the urban vision they’ve seen on American TV shows. Increasingly, they’ve been horrified by the result. Abu Dhabi, with a tenth of the world’s petroleum reserves, has learned from the mistakes of its better-known neighbor, Dubai, as well as those of American cities. It is now using its wealth to impose more sophisticated design, transport and sustainability requirements than most any US city. Now Moscow is starting to catch up, with new efforts to repair the urban realm of the historic city, and plan more walkable, livable communities at its burgeoning edges. Come hear what Moscow and Abu Dhabi have learned from our mistakes, and what New York might learn from their recent successes.

When: Friday, Nov. 15th, 10-12pm
Where: SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. btw Park & Lex
RSVP here.

UPSA Inaugural Skills Workshop: Project Management with David Parish (DCP)

You’ve told us you want more skills workshops, and we listened. Join us for our inaugural skills workshop with David Parish of NYC’s Department of City Planning. David will present to us on the essential skills needed for Project Management. This is an important and perhaps underutilized skill that would greatly benefit all of us as we prepare to move forward in our careers. Lunch will be served.

When: Saturday, Nov. 16th, 12-2pm
Where: Mulberry Conference Room, Puck

Upcoming

Furman Center Policy Breakfast: How Private Should Public Housing Go?

This second policy breakfast in our fall series on how local governments innovate to address national issues will focus on how the private sector can and should help preserve public housing across the country. We will discuss the pros and cons of private financing and private management of public housing and whether these types of public-private partnerships are essential for preserving public housing and how to structure them so they do not undermine the very foundation of public housing.

When: Wednesday, Dec. 4th, 8:30-10am
Where: Lipton Hall, located in D’Agostino Hall, 108 W. 3rd St.
RSVP here.

The Master Plan: Election Edition

Announcements:

Welcome to the Master Plan. This week UPSA will be watching the election results with our neighboring planning schools at Pour George, right near NYU. (Unfortunately, Catsimatidis will not be bankrolling the fun.) And, on Friday come to Puck to hear about the long-term impact of the World Cup and the Olympics on Rio.

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This Week

Lecture with Richard Froehlich (HPD)

Please join the Real Estate and Urban Policy Forum, the Stern Real Estate Club, and the JD/MBA Association as we host Richard Froehlich. Mr. Froehlich is the Chief Operating Officer, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the New York City Housing Development Corporation and all of its subsidiaries. HDC is a New York public benefit corporation dedicated to financing affordable housing in New York City.  Mr. Froehlich directs the Corporation’s legal department as well as its bond and finance activities. Rich has been the main coordinator of HDC’s award-winning preservation efforts that have led to the continued affordability of approximately 60,000 units of low and middle income housing in New York City.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 12:15-1:50pm
Where: Furman Hall, Classroom 334

APA Election Night View Party

APA Young Planners (that’s you!) are hosting a view party Tuesday night as the mayoral results come in! Come meet other planners from the area schools and other young professionals.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 5th, 7-10pm
Where: Pour George, 35 W 8th St

Residential Displacement & Transportation Issues in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

UPSA, ALAS, IPSA, Rudin Center & the Furman Center
A panel discussion about the long-term impact the World Cup and Olympic Games will have on housing, sustainable infrastructure, and human rights in Rio de Janeiro.

When: Friday, Nov. 8th, 6pm
Where: Rudin, Puck Building

Upcoming

Moving New York City Forward in 2014 and Beyond

Toward a 21st Century City for All
In January 2014, New York will have its first new Mayor in a dozen years, who will have an opportunity to address NYC’s growing inequality while making sure the city is governed effectively and inclusively. We invite all those who are concerned with issues of urban inequality and how policy might move us toward less of it.

When: Monday, Nov. 11th, 9-5pm
Where: The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 5th Avenue at 34th St., Proshansky Auditorium
RSVP here.

Brown Bag: The Rules of the Game: Landlords and the Geographic Sorting of Voucher Holders

Furman Center for Real Estate & Urban Policy
This paper considers an unexamined mechanism in the process of spatial sorting: that of the landlord. Scholars of poverty and residential mobility have long been interested in how the choices of low-income families interact with structural barriers to create high-poverty neighborhoods that reproduce social and economic isolation as well as racial segregation. However, they have not examined the ways in which these choices are shaped by the landlords and property owners who operate in these neighborhoods, and therefore they have not been able to fully understand geographic concentration processes.

When: Tuesday, Nov. 12th, 12:30-2pm
Where: Furman Hall, Rm. 120, 245 Sullivan Street
Please RSVP here.

Careers in Economic Development Panel

Hear from industry insiders working at Myrtle Avenue BID, NYC Economic Development Corporation, and NYC Center for Economic Opportunity! Join us to learn tips on how to find jobs in your field; identify skills you need to be competitive in your respective industry; and network with alumni

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13th, 6pm
Where: Mulberry Conference Room, Puck
To RSVP: Log-in to the Career Directory and select the Event’s Tab. Click on Workshops.

Learning from America’s Mistakes: Moscow and Abu Dhabi Defining the Great 21st Century Metropolis

University Transportation Research Center
Moscow and Abu Dhabi are two rapidly growing and gentrifying global capitals, striving to take their place on the world stage. Like many developing cities, they’ve experimented with crass, Las Vegas-style development schemes, seeking the urban vision they’ve seen on American TV shows. Increasingly, they’ve been horrified by the result. Abu Dhabi, with a tenth of the world’s petroleum reserves, has learned from the mistakes of its better-known neighbor, Dubai, as well as those of American cities. It is now using its wealth to impose more sophisticated design, transport and sustainability requirements than most any US city. Now Moscow is starting to catch up, with new efforts to repair the urban realm of the historic city, and plan more walkable, livable communities at its burgeoning edges. Come hear what Moscow and Abu Dhabi have learned from our mistakes, and what New York might learn from their recent successes.

When: Friday, Nov. 15th, 10-12pm
Where: SUNY Global Center, 116 E. 55th St. btw Park & Lex
RSVP here.

UPSA Inaugural Skills Workshop: Project Management with David Parish (DCP)

You’ve told us you want more skills workshops, and we listened. Join us for our inaugural skills workshop with David Parish of NYC’s Department of City Planning. David will present to us on the essential skills needed for Project Management. This is an important and perhaps underutilized skill that would greatly benefit all of us as we prepare to move forward in our careers. Join us for the workshop on Saturday, November 16th.

UPSA Volunteer Day with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy

Join UPSA to help build a Compost Windrow with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy. This is an excellent opportunity to give back to the community, learn about local conservation efforts, and learn more about Gowanus. After volunteering, we’ll all go eat some pie at Four and Twenty Blackbirds.

When: Sunday, Nov. 17th, 11-3pm
Where: Salt Lot, 2 Second Ave., btw 5th St. and the Canal, Brooklyn
RSVP by emailing Abbie at asr430@nyu.edu.