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New York SkylineJoin fellow alumni and colleagues during the GSD alumni reception at the APA National Planning Conference in New York City. Whether you live locally or are traveling to New York for APA, we invite you to connect with the GSD community during the GSD reception.

Hear from Ann Forsyth, professor of urban planning and director of the master in urban planning program. Trained in planning and architecture, she is an expert on the social aspects of physical planning and urban development.





GSD faculty and alumni will be speaking during several APA Conference sessions; some highlights include:

Creating Healthy Places on Saturday, May 6 | 2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Hear from Professor Ann Forsyth on the new handbook Creating Healthy Neighborhoods.
Location: Room: Hall 1A22 (JCC)

Frail Aging in Rural Communities and Small Towns: An International Comparison of Challenges and Practices on Sunday, May 7 | 9:30 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Professor Ann Forsyth and Jennifer Molinsky from the  Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University are among the speakers who will discuss supporting the frail elderly aging in low-density settings.
Location: Room: Hall 1E09 (JCC)

Before the GSD Alumni Reception: 

Big City Planning Directors on Equitable Redevelopment and Food Access on Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
This session presented by the GSD, the American Planning Association, and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy will feature Toni L. Griffin LF ’98, professor in practice of urban planning at the GSD, and Armando Carbonell LF ’93 from the  Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Location: Room: Hall 1E10 (JCC)

Community Parks Initiative: Improving Park Equity on Monday, May 8 | 2:45 p.m. – 4 p.m.
Susannah C. Drake MArch ’95, MLA ’95 and other speakers will discuss the Community Parks Initiative (CPI), a data-driven, interdisciplinary approach to reimagining New York neighborhood parks.
Location: Room: Hall 1A10 (JCC)

Link to the full APA schedule.