8:00-8:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration

8:30-10:00 AM

Morning Program

Welcome (Video) (Poll Results)

Thomas K. Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association

Keynote Address (Video) (Audio)

The Honorable Christopher S. Murphy, U.S. Senator for Connecticut

A Conversation with the Senator

Marilyn J. Taylor, Dean of the School of Design, University of Pennsylvania; RPA Board Member

Fragile Success: Taking Stock of the New York Metropolitan Region (Video

Paul E. Francis, Distinguished Senior Fellow, The Frank J. Guarini Center on Environmental & Land Use Law, New York University School of Law; Co-Chair, RPA Fourth Regional Plan Committee; RPA Board Member
Thomas K. Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association
Greg Clark, Co-Chair, RPA World Cities Regional Planning Committee

10:15 AM-11:45 AM

Morning Breakout Sessions

Learning from Disaster: A Plan for Resilience (Audio)
Housing the Region (Audio)
Planning World Cities (Audio)
Reforming Public Authorities (Audio)
Street Smart (Audio)

12:00-12:45 PM


12:45-2:15 PM

Luncheon Program


Susan E. Chapman-Hughes, Senior Vice President, U.S. Account Development, Global Corporate Payments, American Express; RPA Board Member

Opening Remarks (Video) (Audio)

The Honorable Bill de Blasio, Mayor of New York City

Creating a Plan for the Region (Video 1 & 2)

Elliot G. Sander, President & CEO, HAKS Group; Chairman, Regional Plan Association
Robert D. Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association
Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity & Assets, Ford Foundation
Rohit T. Aggarwala
, Principal, Bloomberg Associates; Co-Chair of RPA’s Committee on the Fourth Regional Plan; RPA Board Member
Juliette Michaelson, Vice President for Strategy, Regional Plan Association

2:30-4:00 PM

Afternoon Breakout Sessions

What’s Your Big Idea? (Audio)
Paying for Transportation (Audio)
Revitalizing Regional Downtowns (Audio)
Changing Demographics (Audio)
Getting Back on Track (Audio)

4:00-5:00 PM

Closing Reception