Lessons From London
With the nation’s most robust transit system, the cities of the Northeast are connected unlike any others in the nation. This panel will look at forging an economic-development strategy for communities along the Northeast Corridor and other major transit routes, one that links residents to job opportunities, employers to a wider labor market and communities to services and amenities. We also will examine how the U.K. has capitalized on similar opportunities. Over the past three decades, Greater London has been transformed by major transportation investments and coordinated urban regeneration projects. We’ll hear about their work and discuss the potential for communities in our region.
Moderator: Robert D. Yaro, President, RPA
Caren S. Franzini, Chief Executive, New Jersey Economic Development Authority
Peter James Heath, Technical Director, U.K., Atkins Global
Karen Rae, Deputy Secretary for Transportation, New York State
James D. Redeker, Commissioner, Connecticut Department of Transportation