RPA's Regional Assembly
Cities and regions that thrive in the 21st century will be those that embrace their future by planning for the changing needs of their citizens. As globalization and technological change accelerate, communities must transition from isolated to connected; disposable to sustainable; sprawling to compact; segregated to diverse.
These challenges require new ways of thinking about planning and infrastructure, governance, economic development and social equity. The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region is witnessing exciting advances in these areas, as well as obstacles that threaten its competitiveness. This year’s Regional Assembly, Big Plans - Bold Innovations - Bright Future, will bring together local and international civic leaders to explore strategies for the tri-state area and examine how world cities are confronting vital public-policy questions.
Regional Plan Association is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization publicly supported as described in 509(a)(1) of the Internal Revenue Code, IRS Identification Number 13-1624154.
The non-deductible portion of the admissions fee is $240.
Refunds will be made to cancellations made on or before Friday, April 20th, 2012. After that date, we will accept only substitutions.
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Regional Plan Association
Founded in 1922, Regional Plan Association is the nation's most influential independent regional planning organization. RPA works to improve the quality of life, economic competitiveness and sustainability of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region through research, planning and advocacy. The organization also seeks advancements in infrastructure and urban development in the Northeast and across the U.S. RPA’s storied history includes the creation of three landmark plans for the tri-state region. The first one, in 1929, provided the blueprint for the transportation and open space networks that we take for granted today. The second plan, completed in 1968, was instrumental in restoring our deteriorated mass transit system, preserving threatened natural resources and revitalizing our urban centers. In 1996, RPA's third regional plan, "A Region at Risk," warned that new global trends had fundamentally altered New York's national and global position. The plan called for building a seamless mass transit system, creating a three-million acre network of protected natural resource systems, maintaining half the region's employment in urban centers and assisting minority and immigrant communities to fully participate in the economic mainstream.