In this issue:
· Call for Issues: 2009 Congressional Agenda
· Youth Take on GreeNYC Community Service Initiative
· AIA Fifth Edition AIA Guide to NYC is Slated for 2010
· Register for Build Boston
Call for Issues: 2009 Congressional Agenda
The AIA Call for Issues is an effort to get member feedback about key issues the AIA should take to Capitol Hill in the next calendar year. All comments may be submitted via The Angle or by e-mail to the AIA government relations team no later than 10.17.08. The Board of Directors will then review the suggestions and contribute to the final 2009 advocacy agenda.
For more information on the current AIA Congressional Issues Agenda, or how to submit a response to the Call for Issues, click here.
Youth Take on GreeNYC Community Service Initiative
Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg recently announced a new partnership between NYC’s environmental education campaign, GreeNYC, and the non-profit organizations Children for Children and RelightNY, designed to encourage young people to use compact fluorescent (CFL) light bulbs. With private donations, RelightNY has already purchased 30,000 CFLs and distributed them to subsidized and public housing developments. On 09.27.08 — the “ServiceNation Day of Action” — young people in NYC distributed another 30,000 CFLs in their communities. The goal of this partnership is for the organizations to work together with more than 500 schools, after-school programs, and community groups to encourage tens of thousands more young people to keep relighting the city.
Fifth Edition AIA Guide to NYC is Slated for 2010
The fifth edition of the AIA Guide to NYC will be published by the Oxford University Press in 2010. Originally published for the AIANY’s 100th Anniversary and the concurrent 1967 AIA National convention in NY, it was written and photographed by Norval White, FAIA, and the late Elliot Willensky. The fifth edition will be revised, rewritten, and extended by White and Fran Leadon, AIA, with the assistance of a team of students from the City College School of Architecture (where Leadon serves as an assistant professor). All new maps, photographs, buildings, and special in-depth coverage of 9/11 and the memorial and reconstruction in and around the WTC area will be included.
Nominations are sought for inclusion (particularly in the outer boroughs), and comments on any inaccuracies in the fourth edition are welcome. E-mail information and digital photos to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Mail submissions to: Fran Leadon, AIA, 245 Warren Street #4L, Brooklyn, NY 11201.
Register for Build Boston
Build Boston, taking place 11.18-20.08, is a regional tradeshow and convention for the design and construction industry. It includes 350 exhibits and more than 240 workshops, tours, and other professional development opportunities. All building industry segments are represented, and building owner/managers, architects, engineers, contractors, interior designers, and landscape architects are encouraged to attend. Free admission to the exhibition hall and workshop discounts are available if you register by 10.24.08.