Program of the 2016 RPA Assembly on May 6th at the Waldorf Astoria hotel in New York City. 


8:00 - 8:30 AM

Breakfast & Registration


8:30 - 10:00 AM

Morning Program

The Fourth Regional Plan

Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

Plenary Panel

Rohit Aggarwala, Chief Policy Officer, Sidewalk Labs (Moderator)
Mayor Ras J. Baraka, Mayor of Newark
Steve Bellone, Suffolk County Executive
Gale Brewer, Manhattan Borough President
Mayor Toni Harp, Mayor of New Haven


Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal of Transportation, Bloomberg Associates

Keynote Address

Secretary Anthony Foxx, U.S. Department of Transportation


10:00 - 12:00 PM

Morning Sessions

Running the Show: A New Model of Transit Governance

What Does an Affordable New York City Look Like in 2040?

Living on the Edge: Transforming Flood Zone Policy

Beyond the Strip Mall: Reimagining Suburban Commercial Corridors


12:00 - 2:00PM

Luncheon Program


Thomas K. Wright, President, Regional Plan Association


Anaita Kasad, Partner, U.S. State and Local Government Advisory Practices, PricewaterhouseCoopers

Keynote Address

The Honorable John Hickenlooper, Governor of Colorado

The Zuccotti Award

Howard Milstein, Chairman, President and CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust


Anthony Coscia, Chairman, Amtrak


The Honorable Chuck Schumer, U.S. Senator


2:00 - 4:00 PM

Afternoon Sessions

Not Everybody Works in Manhattan: Fixing the Commuter Rail Network

The Housing Affordability Crisis in Our Suburbs

The Carbon Conundrum

Reversing the Digital Divide


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Closing Reception

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