Penn Palimpsest: History Becomes the Future

Thursday, February 23, 2017
Tishman Auditorium, New York University Law School, 40 Washington Square South, New York, NY, 7:00 PM

Join RPA and The Architectural League for a night of engaging discussion about the future of Penn Station and Madison Square Garden. PAU Founding Principal Vishaan Chakrabarti will present his proposal, followed by a brief history and policy context of issues surrounding Penn Station redevelopment presented by RPA's Tom Wright and a discussion with architectural and urban historian Hilary Ballon, and architect Henry N. Cobb. Register here. 

Streetcar Success: What New York Can Learn from Other Cities

Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Brooklyn Law School, Feil Hall, 205 State Street, 22 Fl, Brooklyn, NY, 6 PM - 8 PM

New York City is planning its first streetcar for a 16-mile route along the Brooklyn and Queens waterfront. As it embarks on this project, what does New York have to learn from other cities, both nationally and internationally? How have streetcars help addressed urban transportation challenges? Please join RPA for this special program with experts from Portland, San Francisco, Budapest, and New York. Speakers include Congressman Earl Blumenauer; New York City Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; David Vitezy, Former CEO of the Centre for Budapest Transport; Alicia John-Baptiste, Deputy Director, SPUR; and Rick Gustafson, Executive Vice President, Shiels, Obletz, Johnson and former COO and Executive Director for Portland Streetcar, Inc. Space is limited.  Please RSVP to

Redevelopment Forum

Friday, March 10, 2017
Hyatt Regency, New Brunswick

New Jersey Future's Redevelopment Forum is a daylong conference that brings together more than 500 municipal and state leaders and leading professionals in planning, development, law, transportation, architecture, construction, environmental conservation and historic preservation to share best practices and lessons learned. Tickets are $110 for New Jersey Future members, municipal employees and non-profits  and $150 for non-members until February 17  (after February 17 tickets are $155 for members and $190 for non-members).  Register here. 

The 2017 RPA Assembly

Friday, April 21, 2017
Grand Hyatt New York. 109 E 42nd St, New York, NY 10017

Join us on April 21 for Regional Plan Association’s annual Assembly. The Assembly brings together government, business and civic leaders from around the region to discuss issues vital to our region’s future, including the crisis of affordability, threats to our coastlines, deteriorating infrastructure and pressures on our quality of life. More information at