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April 25th, NYC: Attend the 2014 RPA Assembly

Thursday, April 17th, 2014
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Join us on April 25 for the RPA Assembly, the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut region’s premier regional affairs conference, with a morning keynote address to be delivered by U.S. Senator Chris Murphy. During the daylong conference, RPA will be presenting new research from the next regional plan and listening to your big ideas for the region. Panels discussions include: reforming public agencies; creating more livable streets; improving climate resiliency; addressing the affordable housing shortage; and more.

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Renewing and Replacing Airport Terminals

Thursday, December 19th, 2013
Rendering of proposed future Terminal A at Newark Liberty International Airport.

AIRPORT COOPERATIVE RESEARCH PROGRAM
As needs change and deterioration occurs, many airport terminals may no longer function as originally intended. Several factors can support the need for redevelopment of a terminal facility…ACRP Report 68: Guidebook for Evaluating Terminal Renewal Versus Replacement Options (2012) is a resource to assist airports in evaluating the costs and benefits associated with renewing or replacing a terminal. The guidebook outlines an objective, four-step process to help identify and assess available options to facilitate informed decision making.

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After Hurricane Sandy: Strategies for Long-Term Resilience

Monday, October 14th, 2013
New York City: SEA LEVEL RISE AND COASTAL FLOODING IMPACTS

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Hurricane Sandy was the worst natural disaster ever to hit the New York−New Jersey region. When it landed on October 29, 2012, the region was unprepared for its impact despite years of reports and warnings that an event like Sandy was a probability in the near future. Climate experts are now saying that although many aspects of Sandy were unique, the region will likely experience events of its magnitude with increasing frequency in the decades ahead…In short, climate change is here to stay, though how severe it may become depends on our ability as humans to mitigate its causes and to create resilient communities that can absorb its impact and continue to thrive and grow. Most urban regions around the world are especially vulnerable to these changes. That vulnerability makes the need for evaluating and implementing longer-term strategies for resilience and preparedness in those regions critical today. This need is all the more true given their growing economic, social, and environmental value as the world becomes more urbanized.

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Our Living, Breathing Airports: Jeffrey Milstein’s “Flying”

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Jeffrey Milstein: John F. Kennedy International Airport

New York photographer Jeffrey Milstein has been featured in dozens of exhibitions around the country, and is perhaps best known for his work highlighting the “complexity and beauty of modern technology” through large-scale photographs of a wide range of aircraft. Milstein’s “Flying” series turns the camera the other way, focusing instead on the intricate beauty of our nation’s airport infrastructure.

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

Friday, March 22nd, 2013

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.

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Complete Streets in New Jersey

Wednesday, February 20th, 2013

AARP supports Complete Streets. Complete Streets include provisions for pedestrians and alternative transportation. Complete Streets build better, safer communities. For more information, email aarpnj@aarp.org. -SynergyProductions01 on YouTube.

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River Edge, NJ: Post-Hurricane Sandy NJT Railroad at New Bridge Landing

Monday, December 3rd, 2012

- bebo2good1 on YouTube. New Jersey Transit RailroadMTA Metro-North Commuter Railroad’s West of Hudson ServicePascack Valley Line PVL | Spring Valley, NY to/from Hoboken, NJ -Electric-Motive Diesel (EMD) GP40PH-2 (#4147)-Alstom Comet V

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Hurricane Sandy: Getting New Jersey Back on the Grid

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Lakehurst, NJ: Providing power after Hurricane Sandy from Fort Bragg, N.C. on Vimeo. Company B, 249th Engineer Battalion Soldiers receive generators in Lakehurst, N.J. The generators are part of the Hurricane Sandy relief effort. Soundbites from Capt. Michael Wiehagan and Sgt. 1st Class Barry Newman.   Summit, NJ: Power Is On!! Hurricane Sandy Restoration in […]

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Video: Obama’s Response to Hurricane Sandy

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

President Obama tours a New Jersey neighborhood that was badly damaged by Hurricane Sandy.

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Hurricane Sandy: What Now?

Monday, November 5th, 2012
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With relief efforts underway, experts weigh in on Sandy’s effect on the future of American infrastructure:

“Hurricane Sandy is an urgent reminder that strengthening our infrastructure is a critical need that should not be subjected to politics of any kind…”
-Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA)

“We have to find ways to build [New York City] back stronger and better than ever before to make sure that if there is still another situation like this, another weather pattern like this, we’re more prepared and more protected than we have been thus far.”
-NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

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