An Inclusive Process: Creating the Fourth Regional Plan

Fourth Regional Plan Committee

An undertaking as complex and far-reaching as the Fourth Regional Plan requires the participation of a wide range of experts, civic, business and community leaders and concerned residents. To help build the most thoughtful and comprehensive plan possible, RPA has asked 50 innovative thinkers from a variety of professional spheres, locations and interests to join the Committee on the Fourth Regional Plan. In addition, eight working groups focused on specific areas are providing further technical expertise.

Committee on the Fourth Regional Plan

Chair
Rohit Aggarwala, Chief Policy Officer, Sidewalk Labs

 

Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, Program Officer, Long Island Community Foundation

Richard Bagger, Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs & Strategic Market Access, Celgene Corporation

Ana Baptisa, Associate Director, Tishman Environment and Design Center, New School for Social Research

Walter Barrientos, Lead Organizer, Youth & School Partnerships, Make the Road NY

Eugenie Birch, Chair and Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Joseph Carbone, President & CEO, The WorkPlace, Inc.

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Founder & CEO, Practice for Architecture and Urbanism

David Church, Planning Commissioner, Orange County, New York

Arnold Cohen, Policy Coordinator, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

Jeremy Creelan, Partner, Jenner & Block

Candace Damon, Vice Chairman, HR&A

Jonathan Drapkin, President & CEO, Pattern for Progress

Adam Friedman, Executive Director, Pratt Center for Community Development

Marianne Garvin, President & CEO, Community Development Corporation of Long Island

Rosalie Genevro, Executive Director, Architectural League of NY

Ingrid Gould Ellen, Paulette Godard Professor of Urban Policy and Planning at NYU Wagner, Faculty Director, NYU Furman Center

Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President Government and Community Affairs, Columbia University

Elaine Gross, President, ERASE Racism

Ashok Gupta, Director of Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

Rosanne Haggerty, President & CEO, Community Solutions

Jeanne Herb, Associate Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Patricia Jenny, Vice President for Grants, New York Community Trust

Dave Kapell, Consultant, Rauch Foundation

Peter Kasabach, Executive Director, New Jersey Future

Kevin Law, President & CEO, Long Island Association

Mark Lesko, Executive Director, Accelerate Long Island

Juanita Lewis, Hudson Valley Organizing Director, Community Voices Heard

Robert Lieber, Executive Managing Director, Island Capital Group

Debbie Mans, Baykeeper & Executive Director, NY/NJ Baykeeper

Joseph McGee, Vice President of Public Policy & Programs, The Business Council of Fairfield County

Elizabeth Murphy, Director, Creative New Jersey

John Nolon, Professor of Law, Pace University School of Law

Guy Nordenson, Professor, Princeton University

Raymond Ocasio, Executive Director, La Casa de Don Pedro

Larisa Ortiz, Principal, Larisa Ortiz Associates

Mitch Pally, Chief Executive Officer, Long Island Builders Institute, Inc.

Neysa Pranger, Director, Strategy Consulting, Intersection

Scott Rechler, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman, RXR Realty LLC

Peter Reinhart, Director, Kislak Real Estate Institute at Monmouth University

Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Steve Rosenberg, Executive Director, Scenic Hudson Inc.

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Bloomberg Associates

Lucas Sanchez, New York Communities for Change

Robert Santy, President & CEO, Connecticut Economic Resource Center

Kathryn Shafer, Policy Analyst, Partnership for Strong Communities

John Shapiro, Chairperson Emeritus, Programs for Sustainable Planning & Development, Pratt Institute

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

David Siscovick, Senior Vice President for Research, New York Academy of Medicine

Eileen Swan, Policy Manager, New Jersey Conservation Foundation

Mark Swier, Director of Operations & Finance, Right to the City

Tupper Thomas, Former Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks

Elizabeth Torres, Executive Director, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Fellow, Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management, NYU Wagner

Brian Trelstad, Partner, Bridges Ventures

Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Christopher Ward, Senior Vice President, Chief Executive, Metro New York, Aecom

Sarah Williams, Director, Civic Data Design Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, School of Architecture + Planning

 

 

Fourth Regional Plan Working Groups

Climate | Communities | Economic Development | Energy | Financing and Governance | Housing | Parks and Landscapes | Transportation


Climate Working Group

Ana Baptista, Assistant Professor, The New School

Joan Byron, Senior Fellow, Pratt Center for Community Development

Marcia Bystryn, Executive Director, New York League of Conservation Voters

Jeremy Creelan, Attorney, Jenner & Block

Alexander Felson, Assistant Professor, Urban Ecology & Design Laboratory, Yale University

Peter Glus, Senior Vice President, ARCADIS

William Golden, Executive Director, National Institute for Coastal & Harbor Infrastructure

Jonathan Goldstick, Vice President, CH2M Hill

Fletcher Harper, Executive Director, Greenfaith

Patricia Jenny, Vice President for Grants & Program Director, New York Community Trust

Curt Johnson, Executive Director, Save the Sound

Marjorie Kaplan, Associate Director, Rutgers Climate Center

Jesse Keenan, Research Director, Center for Urban Real Estate (CURE), Columbia University

Eric Klinenberg, Director, Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University

Kim Knowlton, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council

Megan Linkin, Swiss Re-Modeling

Nicole Maher, Senior Coastal Scientist, The Nature Conservancy

Debbie Mans, Baykeeper & Executive Director, New York/ New Jersey Baykeeper

John Nolon, Professor of Law, Counsel & Faculty Liaison, Land Use Law Center, Pace University

Guy Nordenson, Professor, School of Architecture, Princeton University

Doug O'Malley, Executive Director, Environment NJ

Michael Oppenheimer, Professor, Princeton University

Henk Ovink, Principal, Rebuild by Design

Mary Rowe

Nicky Sheats, Director, The Center for the Urban Environment, Thomas Edison State College

Peggy Shepard, Executive Director, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Chris Strum, Senior Director of State Policy, NJ Future

Kellie Terry-Sepulveda, Program Officer, Sustainable Environment, Surdna Foundation


Communities Working Group

Kate Ascher, Senior Consultant, Happold Consulting

Dr. Eugenie Birch, Chair and Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Design

Colin Cathcart, Principal, Kiss+Cathcart, Architects

Vishaan Chakrabarti, Principal, SHoP Architects

David Church, Planning Commissioner, Orange County, New York

Jennifer Cribbs, Regional Sustainability Coordinator, HUD Office of the Regional Administration Serving New Jersey & New York

Daniel D'Oca, Partner, Interboro

Lance Freeman, Director of Urban Planning, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation

Maxine Griffith, Executive Vice President of Government and Community Affairs, Columbia University

Daniel Hernandez, Deputy Commissioner, New York City Housing Preservation and Development

Tony Hiss, Visiting Scholar, New York University Libraries

Amy Kacala, Senior Planner, Scenic Hudson Inc.

Alan Mallach, Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program, Brookings Institution

Patrick Morrissy, Executive Director, Housing and Neighborhood Development Services

Elizabeth Murphy, Project Director, Creative New Jersey

Margaret Newman, Associate Principal, Integrated Planning, ARUP

Alyssa Norwood, Program Manager, Connecticut's Legislative Commission on Aging

Peter Paden, Executive Director, Columbia Land Conservancy

Damon Rich, Planning Director and Chief Urban Designer, City of Newark

Arlene Rodriguez, Philanthropic and Non-Profit Consultant, ARC Associates

Sharon Roerty, Senior Program Officer, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

John Shapiro, Chair, City and Regional Planning, Pratt Institute

Erin Thoresen, Director of Programs, Sustainable Long Island


Economic Development Working Group

Roland Anglin,, Director and Associate Research Professor, The Joseph C. Cornwall Center for Metropolitan Studies, Rutgers University

Jonathan Bowles, Executive Director, Center for an Urban Future

Joseph Carbone, President & CEO, The WorkPlace, Inc.

Michael Critelli, CEO, Dossia Service Corporation

Jonathan Drapkin, President & CEO, Pattern for Progress

Omar Freilla, Coordinator, Green Worker Cooperatives

Adam Friedman, Executive Director, Pratt Center for Community Development

Alex Klatskin, General Partner, Forsgate Industrial Partners

David Kooris, Economic Development, City of Bridgeport

Mark Lesko, Executive Director, Accelerate LI

James Lima, Principal, James Lima Planning + Development

Andrew Manshel, Executive Vice President, Greater Jamaica Development Corporation

Peter Miscovich, Managing Director, Strategic Consulting, JLL

Larisa Ortiz, Principal, Larisa Ortiz Associates

James Parrott, Deputy Director and Chief Economist, Fiscal Policy Institute

Seth Pinsky, Executive Vice President, Fund Manager, Metro Emerging Markets & Public Affairs Director, RXR Realty

Merrill Pond, Vice President for Research, Partnership for New York City

Robert Santy, President & CEO, Connecticut Economic Resource Center

Michael Slattery, Senior Vice President, Real Estate Board of New York, Inc.

Robert Stromsted, Senior Vice President, Director, Technical Excellence Centers, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Paul Timpanelli, President & CEO, Bridgeport Regional Business Council

Brian Trelstad, Partner, Bridges Ventures


Energy Working Group

David Armour, Chief City Executive for New York City, Siemens Corporation

Jessica Bailey, Director of Commercial and Industrial Property Assessed Clean Energy, Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority

Mary Barber, Campaign Director, Environmental Defense Fund

Clarke Bruno, Senior Vice President, Anbaric Transmission

William E. Dornbos, ENE Connecticut Director, Environment Northeast

Projjal Dutta, Director, Sustainability Initiatives, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Jeanne Fox, Commissioner, New Jersey Board of Public Utilities

Jim Gallagher, Executive Director, NY Smart Grid Consortium

Ashok Gupta, Director of Programs, Natural Resources Defense Council

Jeanne Herb, Associate Director, Environmental Analysis and Communications Group, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Neal Lewis, Executive Director, Malloy College

Sergej Mahnovski, Director, Utility of the Future, Consolidated Edison

Ariella Maron, Associate Principal, Happold Consulting

Charlotte Matthews, Vice President for Sustainability, Related Companies, Inc.

David Pringle, NJEF New Jersey Campaign Director, Clean Water Action and Clean Water Fund

Jonathan Schrag, Senior Fellow in Energy, Guarini Center at the NYU School of Law

Randall Solomon, Co-Director, Sustainable Jersey Certification Program, The College of New Jersey

Jessie Stratton, Director of Policy, Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection

Andrew Warshaw, Senior Director for Renewable Development, East Region, NRG Energy Inc.

Audrey Zibleman, Chair, New York State Public Service Commission


Financing & Governance Working Group

Rohit Aggarwala, Chief Policy Office, Sidewalk Labs

Regina Armstrong, Principal, Urbanomics

The Honorable Richard Bagger, Senior Vice President, Celgene Corporation

The Honorable Noam Bramson, Mayor, City of New Rochelle

Armando Carbonell, Senior Fellow & Chairman, Department of Planning and Urban Form, Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Greg Carey, Managing Director, Public Sector and Infrastructure Banking, Goldman Sachs

Art Chang, Founder and Chief Executive, Tipping Point Partners

Henry Coleman, Professor, Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University

Candace Damon, Partner, HR&A

Xavier de Souza Briggs, Vice President of Economic Opportunity and Assets, Ford Foundation

Ester Fuchs, Professor of International and Public Affairs and Political Science, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University

Nick Grossman, General Manager for Policy and Outreach, Union Square Ventures

David Kapell, Former Mayor, Greenport

Peter Kasabach, Executive Director, NJ Future

Carol Kellermann, President, Citizen Budget Commission

The Honorable Sue Kelly, Former U.S. Representative for the 19th District of New York

The Honorable Brad Lander, New York City Council Member, District 39

Jessica Lappin, President, Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc.

Kevin Law, President, Long Island Association

Todd Poole, Managing Principal, 4ward Planning Inc.

Richard Roper, President, The Roper Group

Dr. Lynne Sagalyn, Earle W. Kazis & Benjamin Schore Professor of Real Estate, Columbia University

Ron Thomas, Director of Public Policy & Advocacy, Municipalities

Bill Thompson, Senior Managing Director, Chief Administrative Officer, Siebert Brandford Shank & Co., LLC

Peter White, Esq., Partner, DLA Piper

Sarah Williams, Director, Civic Data Design Lab, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Thomas Wright, President, Regional Plan Association


Housing Working Group

Victor Bach, Community Service Society of New York

Helene Caloir, Policy Director, Local Initiatives Support Corporation

Joan Carty, President & CEO, Housing Development Fund

Arnold Cohen, Senior Policy Coordinator, Housing and Community Development Network of New Jersey

Peter Elkowitz, President & CEO, Long Island Housing Partnership

Marianne Garvin, President & CEO, Community Development Corporation of Long Island

Kirk Goodrich, Principal, Maverick Developers

Ingrid Gould Ellen, Co-Director, NYU Furman Center

Elaine Gross, President, ERASE Racism

Rosanne Haggerty, President, Community Solutions

Trent Lethco, Associate Principal, ARUP

Robert Lieber, Executive Managing Director, Island Capital Group

Brian Loughlin, Chief Architect, Jersey City Housing Authority

E. Phillips McKain, President, CTE Inc.

Melanie Meyers, Partner, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP

Raymond Ocasio, Executive Director, La Casa de Don Pedro

Peter Reinhart, Director, Kislak Real Estate Institute, Monmouth University

Richard Roberts, Managing Director, Acquisitions, Red Stone Equity Partners LLC

Matthew Schatz, Vice President, Commercial Real Estate Lending, TD Bank

Kathryn Shafer, Policy Analyst, Partnership for Strong Communities

Elizabeth Torres, Executive Director, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust

Jon Vogel, Vice President of Development, AvalonBay Communities, Inc.

Matthew Washington, Manager of Special Projects, Durst Organization


Parks and Landscapes Working Group

Juan Camilo Osorio, Director of Research, New York City Environmental Justice Alliance

Nevin Cohen, Assistant Professor, The New School

Christopher (Kim) Elliman, President & CEO, Open Space Institute

Edward Goodell, Executive Director, NY/NJ Trail Conference

Kelly Kennedy, Bike Walk CT

Roland Lewis, Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance

Marc Matsil, New York State Director, Trust for Public Land

Kevin McDonald, Conservation Project Director, The Nature Conservancy

Linda Mead, Executive Director, D&R Greenway

Regina Myer, President, Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation

Kate Orff, Partner, SCAPE Landscape Architecture

Rob Pirani, Director, Harbor Estuary Program, Hudson River Foundation

Milton Puryear, Co-Founder/ Executive Director, Brooklyn Greenway Initiative / Mill River Park

Steve Rosenberg, Executive Director, Scenic Hudson Inc.

Eric Sanderson, Senior Conservation Ecologist, Wildlife Conservation Society

Bill Sheehan, Executive Director, Hackensack Riverkeeper

Erika Svendsen, Social Ecologist, United States Forest Service, NYC Urban Field Station

Eileen Swan, Policy Manager, NJ Conservation Foundation

Tupper Thomas, Executive Director, New Yorkers for Parks

Cortney Worrall, Senior Regional Director, Northeast Region, National Parks Conservation Association


Transportation Working Group

Susan Baer, Principal, Global Aviation Planning Leader, ARUP

Linda Baran, President & CEO, Staten Island Chamber of Commerce

Nicole Gelinas, Contributing Editor, The City Journal, Manhattan Institute

Arthur Imperatore, President, New York Waterway

Linda Kleinbaum, Former Deputy Executive Director for Administration, Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Joseph McGee, Vice President, Public Policy and Programs, the Business Council of Fairfield County

Alana Miller, Policy Coordinator, Transportation Alternatives

Foster Nichols, Principal Professional Associate, Parsons Brinckerhoff

Dr Robert Paaswell, Director Emeritus, University Transportation Research Center, City College of New York

Mitchell Pally, CEO, Long Island Builders Institute, Inc.

Neil Planzer, Vice President, Airspace Solutions- ATM, Boeing

Martin Robins, Director Emeritus, Rutgers University Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

Gene Russianoff, Senior Attorney, NYPRIG Straphangers Campaign

Janette Sadik-Khan, Principal, Transportation, Bloomberg Associates

Lawrence Salley, Former Commissioner, Westchester County Department of Transportation

Elliot Sander, Chairman, Regional Plan Association

Anthony Townsend, Senior Research Scientist, NYU Rudin Center for Transportation Policy and Management

Veronica Vanterpool, Executive Director, Tri-State Transportation Campaign

Paul Victor, President, New York & Atlantic Railway

Christopher Ward, Senior Vice President, Chief Executive, Metro New York, Aecom

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