Building Smart & Sustainable Cities and Regions: Current Trends Globally, Nationally and Locally

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Center For Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

On October 18, join Regional Plan Association and the Consulate General of Sweden for Building Smart & Sustainable Cities and Regions,” presentations and discussions of current trends and future work.

Speakers include Eugenie Birch, RPA board member; Allan Larsson, Viable Cities, Chair; Richard Voith, Principal and President of Econsult and ESI Thought Lab; John Paul Farmer, Director, Technology & Civic Innovation of Microsoft; Olga Kodras, Director, KTH Energy Platform. 

TIME: 8 - 10 AM 

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American Society of Landscape Architects Annual Meeting and EXPO

Friday, October 19, 2018
Philadelphia, PA

Once in a generation, the RPA produces a long-range vision for the tristate region of New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. Together with CCNY and Princeton University, RPA launched a design competition to envision the future of four corridor geographies in the region. Historical context and future visions will be highlighted.

Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

RPA's VP Energy & Environment Robert Freudenberg will serve as moderator. 

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Agora Presents: The Future of Penn Station

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
W83 Ministry Center 150 West 83rd Street New York, NY 10024

In partnership with Rebuild Penn Station: a project of the National Civic Art Society, Agora presents "The Future of Penn Station," an evening addressing various proposals to alleviate these problems. We hope you will join us for this rich conversation.

RPA's VP for Strategic Communications Dani Simons will serve as a panelist. 

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Designing the Future of the Tri-State Region

Monday, October 29, 2018
Center for Architecture 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

TIME: 6-8 PM 

The Fourth Regional Plan is a physical plan that explains how our built and natural environments must be designed to address a set of unprecedented challenges in the new century: sea levels may rise as much as six feet by mid century changing our coastline forever; new forms of mobility, such as self-driving vehicles, will change the way we think about streets; infrastructure investments such as new rail lines will need to not only link destinations but create new open spaces and  mixed-use live/work neighborhoods. This panel will explore the ways that architecture, landscape architecture and urban design can address these challenges and the role of design at the regional scale.

The New York Academy of Medicine's 171st Anniversary Discourse & Awards

Thursday, November 1, 2018
1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

RPA Board member Jo Ivey Boufford, MD, as The New York Academy of Medicine’s 2018 recipient of the Academy Plaque for Exceptional Service to the Academy. Dr. Boufford, immediate past president of the Academy, will be honored for her decade of visionary leadership of the Academy.

TIME: 5:30 - 8:30 PM 

The event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, click here

The Trunk Line: The Future Beyond the Gateway Tunnel

Monday, November 12, 2018
Center for Architecture, 536 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012

The AIANY Transportation and Infrastructure Committee presents an evening program on the Trunk Line, examining proposals presented by the RPA, ReThink, and IRUM. A moderated discussion will follow to explore the impact on the region should lack of Federal funding prevent the development of the Gateway Tunnels.

Our SVP + Chief Planner Chris Jones will serve as a guest panelist. 

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