RPA's 23rd Annual Assembly: A Resilient Region
Friday, April 19, 2013 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
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
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.