RPA’s 22nd annual Regional Assembly, Big Plans • Bold Innovations • Bright Future, will showcase new ways of thinking about planning and infrastructure, governance, economic development and social equity. The daylong conference will bring together the metropolitan area’s civic and business leaders to discuss how the region should grow while meeting our needs in housing, transportation, employment and environmental sustainability. Join us at the Waldorf-Astoria on April 27 to explore these topics and chart the future of the region. Visit the schedule for more information or download a printable schedule.
Big Plans • Bold Innovations • Bright Future will include an unprecedented gathering of leaders of some of the world’s biggest transit systems. We’ll also be discussing hot topics such as the redevelopment of the Javits Center site and Cornell’s plans to build a technology campus on Roosevelt Island. Other sessions will look at new options in urban energy efficiency, innovations in transit funding and the challenges of meeting the nation’s fast-evolving housing needs.
Morning Keynote Address:
The Honorable Michael R. Bloomberg, Mayor, City of New York
Lunchtime Keynote Address:
Abha Joshi-Ghani, Head of Global Urban Development Practice, World Bank
Honoring James J. Florio with RPA’s Lifetime Leadership Award
We will also honor James J. Florio, former governor of New Jersey, with RPA’s 2012 Lifetime Leadership Award for his extraordinary record of public service. Gov. Florio has served New Jersey and the region as a state legislator, U.S. Congressman, governor of New Jersey, and as chair of the New Jersey Pinelands Commission. Since 1998 he has also been vice chairman of RPA’s Board of Directors and co-chairman of RPA’s New Jersey Committee.
Regional Plan Association is America’s oldest and most distinguished independent urban research and advocacy organization. RPA works to improve the economic competitiveness, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life of the New York- New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region. A cornerstone of our work is the development of long-range plans and policies to guide the growth of the region. Through the America 2050 program, RPA also provides leadership in the Northeast and across the U.S. on a broad range of transportation and economic-development issues. RPA enjoys broad support from the business, philanthropic, civic and planning communities.
Past Regional Assemblies