A huge thank you to everyone that attended the Cross Border event at the Ming Teh Restaurant on April 26th! 
Planners from the Western New York APA and from the Western Lake Ontario District OPPI talked, ate, and mingled, which stimulated insightful discussions and perspectives about differences in legal and administrative planning frameworks. The two presentations really helped planners on both side gain new perspectives. We are hoping this event helped educate planners in different practices, and formed new relationships across the border.
We are hoping to put on this event again in the future!

WNY APA holds a number of exciting events each year. 

  • Tours of local landmarks such as Larkinville and the Hydraulics neighborhood, the Richardson Olmsted Complex, the inside of a grain elevator, Canalside, and Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin Martin House.
  • Dinner seminars and panel discussions on topics such as preservation of the Williamsville Mill, planning for the South Buffalo Brownfield Opportunity Area, and the Erie Niagara Framework for Regional Growth.
  • Webinars on court cases, planning law, brownfields redevelopment, and community planning issues.
  • Mixers between professional planners and students as well as events co-sponsored with allied professional organizations like the American Society of Landscape Architects and the American Society of Civil Engineers.
  • We also help promote lectures at the University at Buffalo and events around the region for continuing education credits required for membership in the American Institute of Certified Planners.
We sponsor lectures, host networking events, organize tours, facilitate professional development opportunities, and hold an annual awards dinner recognizing 
outstanding planning in WNY!

Our typical calendar of events includes:
  • February student mixer
  • March end of winter event
  • May awards dinner banquet
  • June informal networking event
  • July mid-summer outdoor event
  • October students/professionals mixer
  • December informal networking event

We help promote other events that may be of interest to our members. Click below to see some of the many interesting events taking place around the region.