It’s been quite the roller coaster here in AAP NYC this month! As the holidays approach, our lives have felt a little bit like this:
In commemoration, here’s a summation of our output this semester:
5 Client Workshops
We were divided in groups of 2-5 to work on a professional planning project with New York City based clients, such as the Staten Island Arts Council, Long Island City Partnership, the NYC Economic Development Corporation, Department of City Planning, and Gensler. After final presentations and reports churned out this week, most of us are ready to hit the hay.
4 Different Classes
Urban Design Studio, Workshop, Professional Planning Colloquium, & Green Infrastructure
3 Professional Development Products
Many of us spent the semester revamping our resumes, portfolios, and writing samples
2 Days of Internships
No sleeping in: Every Tuesdays and Wednesday – time to suit up and get to work.
& a month of studio bonding!
As stressful as this semester has been, it’s safe to say we all learned a lot about group dynamics, about each other, and about project management, not to mention how the real estate and planning development process begins to unfold in New York. Hopefully, these lessons will carry with us in our future careers no matter where we land up, because if you can plan in the country’s biggest and most complex metropolis, well…hopefully you can figure out planning anywhere
Check out some Postcards from AAP NYC below, highlighted in every issue of the Cornell Planner this past fall.