Regional Plan Association

Piedmont Park Atlanta

New Healthy Regions Planning Exchange Targets Health Inequities

A new Regional Plan Association initiative is assessing potential solutions to historic inequities in planning policy.

March 2, 2021 - Regional Plan Association

New York Cycling

Five Borough Bikeway Plan Released

The Regional Plan Association is calling on New York City to implement an ambitious plan to transform the city into a world class city for biking—for the benefit of the public health and economic realities of the pandemic and beyond.

June 18, 2020 - Regional Plan Association

Interstate 84

Opinion: Proposed $21 Billion Transportation Spending Plan a Step in the Right Direction

A representative of the Regional Plan Association calls for Connecticut's political leadership to go even further in changing the transportation and land use planning paradigm in the state.

November 20, 2019 - The Hartford Courant

Queens, New York City

Regional Plan Association Gives Amazon HQ2 a Thumbs Up

A Regional Plan Association white paper makes that case that New York City and Amazon have mutually beneficial goals with the decision to located the tech company's second headquarters in Long Island City.

November 28, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

Meadowlands, New Jersey

Regional Plan Association Recommends Closing One Airport, Expanding Others Near New York

The total cost of the recommendations from a new report on the future of air travel in the New York region: $50.8 billion over 40 years.

June 13, 2018 - NorthJersey

San Francisco

California as a Model for Housing Legislation

The Golden State may have the nation's most severe housing crisis, but there is one area of state housing policy where it shines, becoming a model for other states that want to advance accessory dwelling units, also called granny or in-law units.

May 7, 2018 - Next City

New Jersey

How About a 'Climate Change National Park'?

One of the nuggets included in the Regional Plan Association's Forth Plan, released in late 2017, is a proposal to create a national park out of the New Jersey Meadowlands.

February 17, 2018 - Curbed New York

New York

Report: New York Planning Needs Better Community Engagement

A new report from the Regional Plan Association, expected for release early next week, will provide suggestions for how the city of New York can empower community boards.

February 2, 2018 - AM New York

Second Avenue Subway

Value Capture Takes Prominent but Controversial Role in Fixing New York Subway

Value capture, collecting tax increment from subway adjacent properties to help provide money needed to repair the 114-year old subway system, is proposed by New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and opposed by the New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio.

January 31, 2018 - The New York Times

New York City

The Last Port in Brooklyn May Be Redeveloped

Moving the Red Hook Container Terminal is now a possibility, meaning the 100-acre site could be redeveloped.

January 26, 2018 - Crain's New York Business

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Hand Drawing Master Plans

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