The next 12 months may be some of the most momentous in New York City’s history, with a confluence of events—including the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and an election with the potential to reshape the political landscape—creating major opportunities for change.
The November 2021 election will lead to an unprecedented amount of turnover in city government: In addition to the mayor, 40 elected officials will reach term limits, including four borough presidents and up to 35 City Council members. The number of open positions creates a singular opportunity for change in the five boroughs, and the incoming civic leaders will have the potential to remake the political landscape.
In response to this unique moment, AIA New York has partnered with MIT’s Civic Data Design Lab to undertake a digital exhibition titled Visualize NYC 2021. The project will explore issues in our city that we believe will be central in the 2021 local elections.
This web-based project will be launched in two phases. The first, launching October 7, 2020, is an interactive website that creates visualizations based on responses to prompts about the future of the city. The second phase featuring additional visualizations by the Civic Data Design Lab will launch on November 16, 2020.
Visualize NYC 2021: Expanding Public Realm
Tuesday, October 6, 8:30-9:30 AM
Visualize NYC 2021: Housing
Tuesday, October 13, 8:30-9:30 AM
Visualize NYC 2021: Climate Change and Resilience
Tuesday, October 20, 8:30-9:30 AM
Visualize NYC 2021: Changing City
Tuesday, October 27, 8:30-9:30 AM
THANK YOU TO THE 2020 AIANY PRESIDENT’S CIRCLE:
1100 Architect; Andrew Berman Architect; FXCollaborative; Tillotson Design; International Lights; James McCullar Architecture; Langan; Moed de Armas & Shannon Architects; Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects; Pelli Clarke Pelli Architects; Perkins and Will; Robert A.M. Stern Architects; SHoP Architects; SPAN Architecture; STUDIOS Architecture; Thornton Tomasetti; W X Y architecture + urban design; Zetlin & De Chiara
Architecture Research Office; Arup Consulting Engineers; Dagher Engineering; Ennead Architects; Knoll, Inc.; L&L Holding Company; Loring Consulting Engineers; LTL Architects; NYU Office of Strategic Planning & Development; Skidmore, Owings and Merrill; Alice Tisch
Bernheimer Architecture; BIG NYC; Capalino + Company; Cooper Carry, Inc.; Desai Chia Architecture; Jeanne Giordano Ltd; Kohler Ronan Consulting Engineers; RPO Inc.; Solomonoff Architecture Studio; Spacesmith, Studio Joseph; The Donaldson Organization; Threshold Acoustics; WORK Architecture Company; Henry Zachary; Carol Loewenson; FAIA, LEED AP; Hayes Slade, AIA; Burton L. Roslyn, FAIA; Michael Plottel, FAIA, LEED AP; Construction Specifications, Inc.; Iva Kravitz, Assoc. AIA; Thomas R. Krizmanic, AIA; John B. Simoni, Esq.; Eve Klein and Robert Owens