The Case for a Regional Coastal Commission

Our region’s coastal communities are home to hundreds of thousands of people and vital to our economy. And these areas are at risk from sea level rise and more frequent, more extreme storms. It is time for a more proactive approach to planning and adaptation to protect residents, businesses and the vital infrastructure that is along our coasts. A regional coastal commission, like the one proposal by Regional Plan Association as part of our Fourth Regional Plan can help. Download our factsheet and publications or watch our short video to learn more. 

Coastal Commission Factsheets

RPA Region | New York | New Jersey | Connecticut

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Recent Publications

Coastal Adaptation: A Framework for Governance and Funding to Address Climate Change

Regional Resilience Trust Funds: An Exploratory Analysis for the New York Metropolitan Region

Under Water: How Sea Level Rise Threatens the Tri-State Region