NYC Planning Director Marissa Lago Touts Regional Planning

Marisa Lago pens in an opinion piece supporting a regional approach to planning, timed for the release of a new "Geography of Jobs" report.

August 6, 2018, 6:00 AM PDT

By Joey788


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"For the health of our entire region, we need to work together to shape a holistic vision for housing and for transit, the interconnected sectors that The Geography of Jobs [pdf] report shows are key to growth. And we must advocate as a region, with one voice, for enhanced federal funding for transit projects like the Gateway Tunnel — projects that we know will fuel jobs expansion in our cities, towns and beyond."

"Some of the coming decades’ economic challenges are known — climate change, and the automation and disruption of certain sectors — and some we cannot predict. But we cannot realize the vast potential of our city without a planning process that reaches beyond city limits and involves voices from across the region. We are looking forward to continuing the conversation."

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