Regional Planning How-To

Regional Planning How-To

How does a nonprofit nongovernmental organization with influence but no authority go about mapping the future of the largest metropolitan area in the US? Next fall the Regional Plan Association will unveil a new plan for the tri-state NY metropolitan region, including a series of scenarios for how the region might grow in the next 25 years and the impacts of these alternatives. Rob Lane (LF ’09), urban designer for RPA and senior fellow for community design and development, believes other localities can profit from knowing how RPA arrived at its findings and what successes and compromises it faced. His article is published in the American Planning Association’s January Planning issue, but you can read it here.

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