RPA Assembly




8:00 AM

Breakfast & Registration


9:00 AM

Morning Program

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

Plenary Panel
Fix the Subways and Tame Traffic

 Morning Keynote Speaker
Governor Phil Murphy, State of New Jersey


10:45 AM

Morning Sessions

Create More Homes with the Buildings We Have
Improve Transit Options in the Suburbs and Outer Boroughs

Expand the Region’s Carbon Market 
Grow the Middle Class in a Technology-Charged Economy

12:30 PM

Luncheon Program

Tom Wright, President, Regional Plan Association

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

The John Zuccotti Award
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 2017 inaugural John Zuccotti Award was presented to former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. The 2018 awardee will be announced in the coming weeks.

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
Invest in the Region’s Flagship Places
Institute and Fund a Regional Coastal Commission
Give Communities the Tools to Plan their Future


4:00 - 5:00 PM

Closing Reception

*Note: Exact program timing subject to change.