In this issue:
· AIA Invites Comments on Position Statements
· Hudson River Park Trust Wins AIANYS Award

AIA Invites Comments on Position Statements
The AIA Board of Directors is conducting a sunset review of many of the AIA’s position statements. As part of the review process, there is an open comment period where component leaders, committees, members, and other stakeholder groups can submit revision suggestions for review and possible adoption. The comment period is open until 11.14.08. The Board is scheduled to take final action on recommendations during its December 2008 meeting.

AIANYS represents nearly 10% of the AIA Membership, so comments carry great importance. AIA has also agreed to track how many AIANYS members respond during the comment period. Please click here to view the position statements and the feedback form.

Hudson River Park Trust Wins AIANYS Award
The Hudson River Park Trust is the recipient of the 2008 Honor Award in Community Development from the AIA NY State Chapter for its achievement in transforming acres of derelict land along the waterfront on Manhattan’s West Side into a waterfront park. Hudson River Park, stretching from 59th Street to Battery Park City, is the largest recreational amenity and open space project to be built in Manhattan since the opening of Central Park more than 150 years ago. With 10 piers and three miles of upland area already complete, the park offers a range of activities including boating, fishing, biking, jogging, and sunbathing. The Trust sponsors a series of free educational programs and outdoor entertainment such as concerts, movies, dancing, and amateur boxing. With some 17 million visits annually it is home to the nation’s busiest bikeway.