November 30, 2017 - The New School

NOVEMBER 30, 2017

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Join Regional Plan Association for the release of

for the
New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area

on

Thursday, November 30, 2017
8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

 

Hosted by

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at the John L. Tishman Auditorium
63 Fifth Avenue Ave, New York, NY 10003

 
 
 

REGISTER

 
 
 
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Join RPA for this Historic Event! 

Contact
 

For questions about registration or program, please contact Christine Hsu at chsu@rpa.org

Media

If you are a member of the media and wish to attend or want more information about the Fourth Plan please contact Dani Simons at dani@rpa.org

 
 
 
 

PROGRAM

 
 
 
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8:00 AM

Breakfast & Check-In


8:45 AM

Breaking Through: An Overview

Welcome
David Van Zandt, President, The New School
 

Rising to the Challenges of Our Time: A Plan for Equity, Health, Prosperity & Sustainability
Tom Wright, President, RPA
 

Why the Fourth Regional Plan Is Essential for an Inclusive, Thriving Regional Economy
Scott Rechler, Chairman, RPA; 
CEO and Chairman, RXR Realty LLC


9:15 AM

Fixing the Institutions That Are Failing Us

New Institutions for a New Era
Rohit Aggarwala, Chair of the Fourth Regional Plan;
Chief Policy Officer, Sidewalk Labs
 

Staff who have contributed to this work include Richard Barone, Ellis Calvin, Robert Freudenberg, Moses Gates, Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Sarabrent McCoy, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Mandu Sen, Sarah Serpas, Kate Slevin and Julia Vitullo-Martin.


Video: Why We Need to Rethink the Way We Govern the Region


9:35 AM

Creating Next Generation Transportation

Thinking Big (and Small): Recommendations for Next Generation Transportation
RPA staff

Staff who have contributed to this work include Richard Barone, Allison Henry, Rob Lane, Mandu Sen, Kate Slevin and Jeff Zupan. 


Video: Modernizing the Way Our Region Moves
 


9:55 AM

The Fourth Plan and New Jersey


10:30 AM

Making the Region Affordable for All

Creating Jobs, Housing and Healthy Communities
RPA staff

Staff who have contributed to this work include Vanessa Barrios, Moses Gates, Melissa Kaplan-Macey, Rob Lane, Pierina Ana Sanchez, Mandu Sen, Sarah Serpas and Kate Slevin.

Video: Affordability Is Essential for Growth


10:50 AM

The Fourth Plan and Connecticut

Introduction

A Conversation with the Governor
The Honorable Dannel Malloy, Governor of Connecticut


11:10 AM

Rising to the Challenge of Climate Change

Charting a New, More Sustainable Course for the Region
RPA staff

Staff who have contributed to this work include Ellis Calvin, Robert Freudenberg, Sarabrent McCoy and Mandu Sen.

Video: Now or Never: Opportunities in a Time of Environmental Change


11:30 AM

The Power of the 'Burbs and Smaller Cities

A Conversation with the Region's Elected Leaders
Steve Bellone, County Executive, Suffolk County
Noam Bramson, Mayor of New Rochelle

Moderated by Christopher Jones, Senior Vice President and Chief Planner, RPA


11:45 AM

The Fourth Plan and New York City


12:00 PM

What's At Stake and What We Can Do, Together  

A Call to Action
Tom Wright, President, RPA


1:00 

Closing


 
 

ABOUT THE  PLAN

 
 
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On November 30, Regional Plan Association will release a long-range, strategic plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area, the fourth in the history of the region.

The plan identifies strategies to broaden prosperity and invest in communities; build modern infrastructure that boosts economic competitiveness; reduce inequities that lead to poor health and limit opportunity; and adopt innovative solutions to adapt to a changing climate. It includes ideas to be adopted today as well as a vision for the next twenty years.

The plan is anchored around four overarching actions:

 
 
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