2009 Regional Assembly Program Materials and Audio Files Now Available

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Regional Plan Association today released images, program materials and audio files of the 19th Annual Regional Assembly, "America 2050: Building the Next Economy," held on Friday, April 17th at the Waldorf Astoria. Visitors can now recap the days events including keynote speeches by Pennsylvania Governor Edward G. Rendell, Moody's Chief Economist Mark Zandi and the presentation of the RPA lifetime Leadership Award to Richard Ravitch by New York Governor David Paterson. Additionally, audio files for each of the workshop panels is available. More materials, including presentations and transcripts will be posted this week as they become available. We'll be announcing the releases on Twitter, so be sure to follow us there.
Regional Assembly 2009 Conference Packet:
Regional Assembly Program
Speaker Biographies
RPA Membership Card
America 2050: Why We Need a Trans-American Network
America 2050 Infrastructure Report (PDF 9.3MB)
The Future of the Northeast Corridor (PDF 1.8MB)

The Day's Audio (all in MP3 Format):
See the full post for audio from all sessions.

Welcome and Introduction (15m)
Thomas K. Wright, Executive Director, Regional Plan Association
Christopher O. Ward, Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New
Jersey & Chair, 2009 Regional Plan Association Regional Assembly

Morning Keynote (33m)
The Hon. Edward G. Rendell, Governor of the State of Pennsylvania

An Introduction to America 2050 (10m)
Petra Todorovich, Director, America 2050

Plenary Panel: Beyond Stimulus (56m)
Jonathan Capehart, Editorial writer, Washington Post
The Hon. Robert Menendez, U.S. Senate (D-NJ)
The Hon. Janette Sadik-Khan, Commissioner, New York City Department of Transportation
The Hon. Ron Sims, King County Executive
The Hon. David M. Walker, CEO, The Peterson Foundation
Robert D. Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

Workshops (see program for more information)
Economy (1h 36m)

Housing (1h 33m)

Energy (1h 26m)

Transportation (1h 24m)

Water (1h 33m)

Honoring Richard Ravitch (30m)
Presentation of Regional Plan Association's Lifetime Leadership Award by:
The Hon. David A. Paterson
Governor of the State of New York,
Christopher O. Ward, Chair, 2009 Regional Assembly & Executive Director, Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, and
Robert D. Yaro, President, Regional Plan Association

Luncheon Keynote (30m)
Mark Zandi, Chief Economist and Co-founder, Moody's Economy.com