These Planners Stepped Away From the Spreadsheets and Into the Community

An independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and advocacy organization, the Regional Plan Association (RPA) has been around since 1922, when some of New York’s most prominent business and professional leaders launched an effort to survey, analyze and plan for the future growth of the NYC metropolitan region. RPA touts the way it thinks comprehensively about the region, which consists of some 23 million residents and nearly 800 cities and towns in 31 counties, across three states.

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