RPA Assembly

Schedule 2018



8:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


9:00 AM

Morning Program

Welcome Remarks
Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association (VideoText)
Scott Rechler, Chairman & CEO, RXR Realty; Chair, Regional Plan Association (VideoText)

Plenary Panel
Fix the Subways and Tame Traffic
Video 1: Remarks, Video 2: Discussion) 

 Morning Keynote Speaker
Governor Phil Murphy, State of New Jersey (VideoText)


10:45 AM

Morning Sessions

Create More Homes with the Buildings We Have (Audio, Staff Presentation
Improve Transit Options in the Suburbs and Outer Boroughs 
(Audio, Staff Presentation
Expand the Region’s Carbon Market (Audio, Staff Presentation
Grow the Middle Class in a Technology-Charged Economy (Audio, Staff Presentation

12:30 PM

Luncheon Program

Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association (VideoText)

Chairman Address
Scott Rechler, Chairman and CEO, RXR Realty
Chairman, Regional Plan Association (VideoText)

The John Zuccotti Award
Presented by Howard Milstein, 
Chairman, President & CEO, New York Private Bank & Trust
 (Video 1: Introduction by Howard Milstein, Video 2: Remarks by Anthony Coscia) 

RPA's highest award for leadership in the metropolitan region is named after John E. Zuccotti, a long-serving member of the RPA Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Presented each year at RPA's annual Assembly, the award recognizes a leader who has made extraordinary contributions to the built environment of New York City and the metropolitan region. The 2018 John Zuccotti Award was presented to Anthony Coscia, Chairman of Amtrak.

Hillary Rodham Clinton (
Hillary Rodham Clinton, is the former U.S. Senator from New York, Secretary of State, and first woman presidential nominee from a major party.  Ms. Clinton has a long and distinguished track record of getting things done-from the creation of the Children's Health Insurance Program to fight childhood poverty, to strengthening the U.S.'s commitment to fighting climate change, to securing the funding to rebuild after 9/11 and fighting for the first responders who risked their health to help. She will inspire Assembly attendees and provide a model for us as we work to advance these Big Ideas that Can't Wait.


2:30 PM

Afternoon Sessions

Integrate and Expand the Commuter Rail Network (Audio, Staff Presentation
Invest in the Region’s Flagship Places (Audio, Staff Presentation
Institute and Fund a Regional Coastal Commission (Audio, Staff Presentation
Give Communities the Tools to Plan their Future (Audio, Staff Presentation


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Closing Reception