The New York metropolitan region has thrived in recent years even as it has been buffeted by economic and environmental pressures. Yet three urgent challenges -- climate change, declining economic opportunity and fiscal uncertainty in the public sector -- threaten to derail the region's continued progress. RPA's 23rd annual Assembly, "A Resilient Region," will examine these pressing problems and shed light on the best strategies to overcome them and ensure the region's continued success.
This year's Assembly will look at topics including:
- How can we lessen the region's vulnerability to severe storms and rising sea levels? What are the best strategies for protecting our coastal areas, transit systems and power networks? What steps do we need to take to reduce our carbon emissions over the long term?
- What can local and state governments do to increase the economic opportunity of residents?
- How can government operate more efficiently, be more responsive to long-term needs and less paralyzed by debt?
Please join us at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 19 to explore these topics and chart the future of the region. Schedule and session details coming soon.
About the Assembly
Each spring, the RPA Assembly brings together more than 1,000 civic and business leaders to discuss major issues affecting the prosperity and quality of life in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region. The conference is the region’s premier opportunity to debate approaches we should take to expand our economy and sustainably meet our needs for employment, transportation and housing.
When & Where
Regional Plan Association
Regional Plan Association is America’s most distinguished independent urban research and advocacy organization. RPA improves the New York metropolitan region's economic health, environmental sustainability and quality of life through research, planning and advocacy. Since the 1920s, RPA has produced three landmark plans for the region and is working on a fourth plan that will tackle challenges related to sustained economic growth and opportunity, climate change, infrastructure and the fiscal health of our state and local governments. For more information, please visit www.rpa.org.