The challenges of the New York Region including transportation, housing, affordability, and climate change are elegantly addressed in the Regional Planning Association’s (RPA) Fourth Regional Plan – a long-range, comprehensive plan to promote prosperity, equity, health, and sustainability in the region. Seniors are invited to hear RPA’s analysis and advice from the Plan on these issues and more, including Amazon, congestion pricing, Penn Station, etc. RPA is a non-profit urban planning organization that for over 100 years has focused on addressing New York’s needs and opportunities.
Event This afternoon session and Q&A will be held at the Regional Plan Association’s new harbor-view offices on Whitehall Street adjacent to Bowling Green. The Plan has taken five years of careful analysis and evaluation to generate viewpoints and recommendations for improving the New York region. The speaker will be Juliette Michaelson, the RPA Executive Vice President who led the plan’s creation.
As an example, on the topic of housing, RPA examines city housing policies, local land use practices, and tax structure – most of which are inefficient and reinforce inequality and segregation. In transportation the region needs to invest in new large-scale projects to modernize and extend subways and regional railways. Regarding climate issues, more than one million people and 650,000 regional jobs are at risk from floods. This demands adaptive policies and a transition away from the most endangered areas. As for affordability, we see what is happening in housing prices. So where will this end up and will that become the new urban norm? What needs to be done to ameliorate this?
Attendees are invited to join an optional lunch at Broadstone Bar & Kitchen at 12 Noon. Please contact Bill at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to join in.
Please note that no refunds will be issued.
Executive Vice President, RPA
Juliette Michaelson, the Executive Vice President for RPA who led the production of the 2017 Fourth Regional Plan. She organized the resources and the work plan involving hundreds of civic groups, grassroots organizations and business leaders, and urban designers to give the plan a broad base of support.
Juliette earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Princeton University and a master’s from Columbia in urban planning.
One Whitehall Street, 16th Floor, New York, NY, 10004