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April 19th: A Resilient Region – RPA’s 23rd Annual Assembly

Posted by Steve Anderson on Friday, March 22nd, 2013

From Regional Plan Association:

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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.

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.

About RPA

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.

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