At What Point Managed Retreat? Resilience Building in the Coastal Zone

Friday, June 21, 2019
Jerome Greene Hall 435 W 116th St Columbia University New York, NY

Host(s): Earth Institute at Columbia University 

Speaker(s): Ellis Calvin, Data Research Manager, Regional Plan Association


Organized by the Climate Adaptation Initiative at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, this conference will address a range of issues facing coastal communities in the United States and around the world as sea levels rise and coastal flooding becomes more frequent and intense. 

Resisting Displacement and Dispossession: Planners Network Conference

Friday, June 21, 2019
Higgins Hall 61 St James Pl, Brooklyn, NY 11238

Host(s): Pratt Institute


Moses Gates, VP of Housing & Neighborhood Development, Regional Plan Association

Eve Baron, Chairperson of Pratt Institute’s Graduate Center for Planning and the Environment

Alex Fennell, Network Director, Churches United For Fair Housing

Dick Platkin, University of Southern California & California State University-Northridge


Talking Back to Market Urbanism: What does Equity-Driven Zoning and Planning Look Like?

Our panelists will help us to understand the potential for reinventing planning policy, from comprehensive planning that builds on community priorities, to alternatives to market fundamentalism to create housing, to tools that would lay bare the racial biases of our planning and development decisions.  

Anchor Partnerships are Building Healthy Places

Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Fairgate Community Center - Nine Fairgate Drive, Stamford, CT 06901

Come and hear from local experts and seasoned practitioners about the Regional Plan Association's goal to help leverage anchor institutions to strengthen the region's communities. 

Host: Urban Land Institute Westchester/Fairfield


Ralph Blessing - Land Use Bureau Chief, City of Stamford 

Melissa Kaplan-Macey, AICP - VP, State Programs & Connecticut Director, RPA

Vincent Tufo - CEO Charter Oak Communities

Pamela Koprowski - Principal, Cardinale Associates LLC

Art Collins - President, Collins Enterprises LLC