Regional Plan Association ( RPA )


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About Regional Plan Association

RPA is America’s oldest independent urban research and advocacy organization. RPA works to improve the prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. Some of the region’s most significant public works, economic development and open space projects have their roots in RPA ideas and initiatives, from the location of the George Washington Bridge to the revitalization of downtown Brooklyn, Stamford and Newark to the preservation of open space and development of parks in the Palisades, Governors Island and Gateway National Recreation Area. RPA has pursued these goals by conducting independent research, planning, advocacy and vigorous public-engagement efforts. Every year, the most pressing challenges facing the region are debated at RPA’s spring conference, the Assembly, which draws leaders and professionals from government, business, civic groups and the media. A cornerstone of our work is the development of long-range plans and policies to guide the region’s growth. Since the 1920s, RPA has produced three landmark plans for the region and is about to begin work on a fourth plan that will tackle the urgent challenges facing our region, including climate change, fiscal uncertainty and declining economic opportunity.

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11/08/2018 - 04:54 New Anchor Opportunity Network Will Link Municipal Governments, Higher Ed, Healthcare, Cultural, Civic Institutions Across Tri-State Area for Community Development
10/24/2018 - 12:13 Bad Landlords Own Buildings Housing One Million People and Cost All New Yorkers $300 Million Each Year
10/11/2018 - 14:40 Public for Penn Station: Clock is Ticking to Make Drastically Needed Improvements
09/27/2018 - 23:08 Regional Plan Association Honors Two Trees Management with Transformative Project of the Year Award at First-Ever Benefit
08/15/2018 - 09:31 New Study Underscores Value of Open Space Protection in the Mid-Hudson Valley
06/20/2018 - 18:58 Regional Plan Association Provides Roadmap to Advance NYCTs Fast Forward Plan
06/11/2018 - 15:21 Regional Plan Association Recommends Upgrades to Regions Airports Including Expansions, Enhanced Transit Connections & Climate Adaptation
03/21/2018 - 10:16 Build Gateway Now Coalition Calls on NY and NJ Congressional Delegations to Vote No on Budget Bill Unless it Includes Gateway
03/05/2018 - 12:49 Regional Plan Association Board & Staff Brief State Legislators on Fourth Regional Plan and Discuss Plans Recommendation for Congestion Pricing
02/14/2018 - 05:37 Business Leaders and Transportation Experts Outline Plan for Federal and Private Investment In Infrastructure
02/06/2018 - 05:12 RPA Reveals Underlying Reasons MTA Megaprojects Cost More than Twice as Much Than Peer Cities and Basic Steps to Save Billions
01/31/2018 - 07:55 Citywide Working Group Releases Land Use Reform Recommendations to Mayor and City Council
01/30/2018 - 07:20 Outdated Law Stands in Way of Creating More Affordable Housing
12/12/2017 - 10:31 Improve Plans for the L Train Shutdown Before Its Too Late
12/05/2017 - 08:09 158 Organizations from Across the Tri-State Area Sign a Joint Pledge to Promote Equity in Implementation of Regional Plan Association Recommendations
11/30/2017 - 12:49 RPA Releases Fourth Regional Plan for NY-NJ-CT Region
11/14/2017 - 10:48 RPA: Development Near Commuter Rail Stations in Suburban Areas Key to Regional Affordability
10/16/2017 - 17:11 RPA Announces Five New Board Members