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Annual Report

July 1, 2004 to June 30, 2005

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The RPA Region: Metropolitan New York, New Jersey and Connecticut

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Welcome and Mission Board and Committees Smart Growth and Healthy Communities Transportation Finance and Infrastructure Metropolitan Greensward The Region's Core Housing and Community Development Regional Assembly and Special Events New Jersey Connecticut Long Island Budget and Finance Membership Staff

Welcome

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Over the past year, the NY-NJ-CT metropolitan region took strong steps toward tackling its most intractable problems. Regional Plan Association played a vital role in beginning the debate on land use, infrastructure and financing that will determine if the region continues to thrive in a changing global economy. RPA research raised awareness of burgeoning transportation funding crises in all three states, and helped define the regional housing shortage and begin to contemplate a new vision for smart growth throughout New Jersey, Long Island and Connecticut. A number of the organization's top priorities saw significant progress over the past year. RPA efforts to protect the Appalachian Highlands led to the passage of the federal Highlands Conservation Act. RPA continued to lead the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York, closely monitoring the rebuilding process and proudly noting the advancement of key transportation projects over the past year. On Manhattan's Far West Side, a year's worth of research and advocacy resulted in the enactment of an ambitious rezoning and the rejection of the football stadium RPA strongly opposed. The year also featured a number of exciting events for RPA's Board of Directors and supporters. The April Regional Assembly further cemented the event's role as the highlight of the annual civic calendar, gathering business, civic and political leadership to explore the region's place in a nation divided into "red" and "blue" states. The Board grew to 60 members, with the year's meetings characterized by lively discussion and strong support for the organization's principled stands on issues vital to the region. The coming year is another critical one for the region's future, and RPA expects to play a key role in advancing smart growth policies. We will work closely with elected officials in all three states to ensure that appropriate funding is dedicated to maintain, repair and grow the transportation systems that support the region's economy. The Regional Assembly in May 2006 will address the new issues facing the region and nation as we attempt to plan in an age defined by catastrophes natural and man-made. On behalf of the Board and staff of Regional Plan Association, we hope you enjoy this annual report. We look forward to reporting back next year with another year's worth of exciting accomplishments.

Peter W. Herman, Chairman Robert D. Yaro, President

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Mission

Regional Plan Association (RPA) is an independent, not-for-profit regional planning organization that improves the quality of life and the economic competitiveness of the 31-county New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Region through research, planning, and advocacy. For more than 80 years, RPA has been shaping transportation systems, protecting open spaces, and promoting better community design for the region's continued growth. We anticipate the challenges the region will face in the years to come, and we mobilize the region's civic, business, and government sectors to take action. The nation's most influential independent regional planning organization since 1922, RPA has a storied history but is more relevant than ever in the 21st Century. RPA's First Plan in 1929 provided the blueprint for the transportation and open space networks that we take for granted today. The Second Plan, completed in 1968, was instrumental in restoring our deteriorated mass transit system, preserving threatened natural resources and revitalizing our urban centers. Released in 1996, RPA's Third Regional Plan, "A Region at Risk," warned that new global trends had fundamentally altered New York's national and global position. The plan called for building a seamless 21st century mass transit system, creating a three-million acre Greensward network of protected natural resource systems, maintaining half the region's employment in urban centers, and assisting minority and immigrant communities to fully participate in the economic mainstream. RPA's current work is aimed largely at implementing the ideas put forth in the Third Regional Plan, with efforts focused in five project areas: smart growth and healthy communities, metropolitan greensward, transportation, the Region's Core, and housing and community development.

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Board Of Directors

Chairman Peter W. Herman* Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman, New Jersey Committee Christopher J. Daggett* Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman, New Jersey Committee Hon. James J. Florio Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman, Connecticut Committee John S. Griswold, Jr. Vice Chairman and Co-Chairman, Connecticut Committee Micheal P. Meotti Vice Chairman and Chairman, Long Island Committee Robert A. Scott* President Robert D. Yaro* Treasurer Brendan J. Dugan*

Robert F. Arning Hilary M. Ballon Laurie Beckelman Stephen R. Beckwith* J. Max Bond, Jr.* Roscoe C. Brown Frank S. Cicero Edward T. Cloonan Tina Cohoe Jill M. Considine Kevin S. Corbett Michael R. Cowan Alfred A. DelliBovi Nancy R. Douzinas Douglas Durst Barbara Joelson Fife* Micheal C. Finnegan Michael Golden David Hilder Kenneth T. Jackson Ira H. Jolles Richard A. Kahan Richard D. Kaplan* Shirley Strum Kenny Matthew S. Kissner* Robert Knapp Susan S. Lederman Richard C. Leone Charles J. Maikish* Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr. John L. McGoldrick Robert E. Moritz The Very Reverend James Parks Morton Peter H. Nachtwey* Jan Nicholson* Bruce P. Nolop Kevin J. Pearson James S. Polshek Richard Ravitch* Gregg Rechler Thomas L. Rich Mark F. Rockefeller Elizabeth Barlow Rogers Janette Sadik-Khan Stevan A. Sandberg H. Claude Shostal Susan L. Solomon* Luther Tai Karen E. Wagner Mary Ann Werner Paul T. Williams, Jr. William M. Yaro

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Committees

New Jersey

Hon. James J. Florio Co-Chairman of the NJ Committee Christopher J. Daggett Co-Chairman of the NJ Committee Philip Beachem William E. Best John Bloomfield Fred M. Brody Stephanie Bush-Baskette Brant B. Cali John F. Ciaffone Timothy R. Comerford Carol C. Cronheim Clive S. Cummis Jerry Fitzgerald English Pamela Fischer Urs P. Gauchat Robert L. Geddes Robert S. Goldsmith George Hampton Charles E. Hance Henry F. Henderson, Jr. Pamela Hersh J. Robert Hillier Deborah Hoffman James Hsu Barbara E. Kauffman Susan S. Lederman Richard C. Leone Joseph J. Maraziti, Jr. Anthony L. Marchetta Theresa Marshall Eileen McGinnis John L. McGoldrick Sean T. Monaghan Maureen Ogden Christopher J. Paladino Rebecca Perkins Jeffrey M. Pollock Lee Porter Ingrid W. Reed Donald C. Richardson Carlos Rodrigues Ronald J. Slember Jeffrey A. Warsh Elnardo J. Webster II Melanie Willoughby

Long Island

Robert A. Scott Chairman of the Long Island Committee Richard S. DeTurk Nancy R. Douzinas Brendan J. Dugan George Farrell Ernest Fazio David Goldberg William Greiner Katherine Heaviside Henry Holley Frederick C. Johs Ellen Kelly Shirley Strum Kenny John V. N. Klein Lee Koppelman Arthur J. Kremer James A. Kuzloski Michael LoGrande Kevin McDonald Beatrix McKane Kurt Mohr John J. O'Neill Mitchell H. Pally Denise Pursley Gregg Rechler Gary M. Rodolitz Edwin M. Schwenk H. Craig Treiber Lawrence J. Waldman Robert A. Wieboldt

Connecticut

John S. Griswold, Jr. Co-Chairman of the CT Committee Micheal P. Meotti Co-Chairman of the CT Committee Ross Burkhardt Michael J. Cacace Michael M. Ego Lynn Fusco John L. Lahey III Roland H. LaPierre J. Robb Mayo Joseph J. McGee Jack E. McGregor E. Phillip McKain Marianne Pollak Douglas W. Rae Thomas L. Rich Ellen M. Rosenberg Robert W. Santy Kenneth Slapin Paul S. Timpanelli

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Concentrating future development in transit-accessible places remains the centerpiece of RPA's Smart Growth and Healthy Communities program. RPA continues to engage the public on these issues and build consensus around center-oriented plans. The past year saw significant progress on this front with the adoption of RPA's plans for new transit-oriented development (TOD) in Netcong, New Jersey, where a developer has been selected and is preparing to break ground.

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RPA has also focused on the land-use issues relating to the reestablishment of passenger service on the West Trenton Line in New Jersey. One of the future station areas is in Montgomery Township where RPA has been leading a community visioning and design process that is culminating in a new master plan for the historic Belle Meade area. The goal is to create an armature of major streets and open spaces, of connections and greenways which can accommodate future development. RPA is focused on implementing two neighborhood plans from its award-winning Master Plan of Stamford, one of the 11 Regional Downtowns identified in the Third Plan. This effort is crafting new zoning tools and design-guidelines for "main street" environments in Stamford. The solutions explored in the city will be applicable in other centers throughout the region where residents want to use new development to reestablish a pedestrian- oriented sense of place. RPA also completed the "downtown" plan for Eatontown, New Jersey, which addressed many of the challenges facing communities throughout the region: reestablishing a downtown that has been gutted by competition from new shopping malls and transforming what now resembles a regional highway into a "main street". A community-based visioning and design process forged new partnerships with state agencies and civic advocates consolidating many ideas into two

concept plans that identified new zoning and redevelopment strategies. The coming year will see continued progress on TODs, as well as partnerships with NJ Transit and the municipality of Somerville, New Jersey, to lead a design process that will reclaim a former landfill site adjacent to the train station. Next year RPA, in partnership with Reid Ewing of the University of Maryland and with funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, will be conducting a nationwide survey of traffic calming programs ­ which make places more pedestrian-friendly by taming the automobile. Implementation of RPA's Master Plan for Stamford, Connecticut, will continue with the Planning Framework for the South End, a part of the city poised for change. RPA will help create an overall planning and design framework for the South End to insure that future redevelopment is consistent with the goals and objectives of past plans.

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RPA's transportation-related activities focused on money over the past year ­ how much our three states need to operate, rebuild, upgrade and expand their transportation systems and how those funds can be raised. In New York, RPA was a leader in successfully campaigning for a robust five-year capital plan for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).

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RPA issued two reports that set the stage for the MTA capital plan debate: a July 2004 paper that assessed the system's needs and an October follow-up that suggested ways to fund the plan. In a very austere fiscal climate, the Legislature and Governor reached agreement on a budget that gave priority to the MTA system, even if it fell short of RPA's initial recommendations. The funding plan included a $2.9 billion bond issue, which provides funding for Second Avenue Subway and East Side Access. RPA will be working with a broad coalition in support of the Bond Act in the fall of 2005. Still, these short-term fixes, as important as they are, do not provide the stable and adequate funding for transportation in New York. In New Jersey, the depletion of the Transportation Trust Fund will bring transportation spending to a halt by June 2006 unless action is taken. RPA, working with other institutions, spent much of the year preparing for two critical reports that will spell out the extent of the crisis and how to overcome it through reforms and new revenue sources. And in Connecticut, where financing of transportation has been off the agenda for years, RPA will be co-sponsoring a transit funding summit in November 2005. Three transit projects in Lower Manhattan that RPA strongly supports ­ the new PATH terminal at the World Trade Center site, South Ferry, and Fulton Transit Center ­ have moved toward construction in 2005. The Lower Manhattan rail link from Jamaica and

Kennedy Airport, currently under study, is being monitored by RPA to insure that a cost-effective, well used alternative is chosen. RPA testified to the importance of multiple stations in Lower Manhattan, connectivity to the rest of the transit network and the value of a Downtown Brooklyn station as part of that project. RPA continued its efforts in support of a new passenger rail tunnel under the Hudson into midtown and pressed for a midtown "loop." The first station in that loop, at 34th Street and Seventh Avenue, originally proposed by RPA, has been settled on by NJ TRANSIT, which was approved at NJT`s June Board meeting. RPA also became engaged in advocacy for the new Moynihan Station across from Penn Station this year. The project will help to transform the West Side of Manhattan and ease the commute for tens of thousands of people. RPA worked behind the scenes to ensure that federally committed funds for the project weren't lost, and will be launching the Friends of Moynihan Station in the fall of 2005. In March 2005, RPA delivered a paper at a conference, Beyond Post-9/11: A Colloquium on the Future of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, sponsored by the Policy Research Institute for the Region at Princeton University. The paper focused on the prospective role of the Port Authority for moving people to jobs in our Region.

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Metropolitan

Greensward

The New York- New Jersey- Connecticut metropolitan area boasts one of the world's most diverse and extraordinary sets of landscapes and open spaces. Thanks to the work of Regional Plan Association and its partners, these lands and waters are being protected and restored as part of a permanent green infrastructure ­ a metropolitan greensward that will shape and provide sustenance to our cities and suburbs.

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From large regional parks to pedestrian-friendly greenways, these current open space initiatives will likely be remembered as a time of park creation on par with the 1860s, 1920s and 1960s. The New York- New Jersey Harbor is being transformed into a series of exciting new open spaces ­ and nowhere more so than in Brooklyn. RPA and the Brooklyn Greenway Initiative published a conceptual plan and worked with Congresswoman Nydia Velasquez to secure $14.4 million to help build this 18-mile greenway connecting the borough's unique neighborhoods to its revitalizing waterfront. RPA also secured important new provisions enabling public ownership of the waterfront as part of the City's rezoning of Greenpoint and Williamsburg, part of a new RPA initiative to improve management of these public spaces. The RPA-led Governors Island Alliance continues to advocate for the development of more than 80 acres of open space on the former military base. The Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative, a combined federal, bi-state and NGO effort, will launch the first of many implementation efforts in the summer of 2005: an RPA-led action plan for the Nissequogue River watershed on Long Island. Additionally, federal legislation sponsored by Senator Lieberman to provide federal resources for a Stewardship System, passed the U.S. Senate with action expected in the House this year, thanks to the leadership efforts of Congressmen Israel and Simmons. The effort by RPA and its Highlands Coalition partners to create a greenbelt in the three million

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acre Appalachian Highlands was rewarded by the passage of the Highlands Conservation Act. By some accounts the only significant piece of federal environmental legislation last year, the Act authorizes $110 million for land conservation in the Highlands forested watersheds in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, and Connecticut. As in 1992 and 2002, RPA is once again partnering with the USDA Forest Service as it completes its natural resource assessment for the Connecticut Highlands. In New Jersey, RPA is working with the NJ Highlands Regional Council as it develops a plan for the 400,000 acre core preservation area, assessing the value of a transfer-of-development- rights program and continuing its research and logistical support of the Raritan Highlands and Ramapo Watershed inter-municipal compacts.

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In the heart of the region, the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan and the City of New York's expansive vision for the Far West Side galvanized the attention of citizens and public officials. RPA played a central role in both debates while promoting the broader perspective of an urban core stretching from Newark, New Jersey0 to Jamaica, Queens.

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RPA continued to lead the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York, a coalition of New York-based organizations that promotes public participation, urban design excellence, economic revitalization and environmental sustainability in the rebuilding of Lower Manhattan. RPA commemorated the third anniversary of 9/11 with a major report documenting New York's recovery process and measuring what progress had been made towards meeting the Civic Alliance's goals. The report noted that while progress had been made in restoring and expanding the transportation system downtown, many important goals of the civic community had been neglected, such as the recommendation to diversify the program at the World Trade Center site to allow activities supported by the market ­ such as retail and housing ­ to move forward quickly. On the Far West Side, over a year's worth of research and advocacy supported the rezoning that was enacted in January 2005 and that is already resulting in a burst of development. It also culminated in the rejection of the proposed New York Sports and Convention Center by New York's Public Authorities Control Board. RPA's argument that the city and region would be far better served by mixed-use development than a stadium on this waterfront property was a key turning point in the debate.

Following a set of comprehensive recommendations in Fulfilling the Promise of Manhattan's Far West Side in July 2004, RPA articulated new proposals for the stadium site in a December 2004 report. "Urban Development Alternatives for the Hudson Rail Yards" demonstrated three viable, mixed-use alternatives that could be built over the rail yards and provide an equal or greater return to the City and State than the proposed stadium. The report disproved the claim that the choice for the rail yards was between a stadium and a hole in the ground, broadening the debate and raising the public's expectations. The rezoning and new development, coupled with the successful outcome of the stadium controversy, set the stage for future achievements on the West Side. Over the next year, RPA will work with public officials, government agencies and civic organizations to advance plans for developing the Hudson Yards into a new, mixed use district that will spur investment in the Far West Side and provide access to the Hudson River waterfront. Additionally, RPA is actively supporting the creation of the new Moynihan Station, which will serve as a regional transportation gateway to a revitalized West Side. RPA will launch the Friends of Moynihan Station in the winter of 2005.

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RPA's April 2004 report, Out of Balance: The Housing Crisis from a Regional Perspective, set the stage for a year of applied analysis and advocacy on housing issues throughout the region. RPA presented Out of Balance at the International Housing Conference at the University of Toronto, and the report has been cited in several academic and news articles.

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With this solid research foundation, RPA focused on turning this analysis into sound policy. RPA helped form Homes for New Jersey, a coalition of real estate developers, affordable housing advocates and environmentalists. RPA continued helping Homes for New Jersey, as well as Housing First!, a New York City affordable housing advocacy coalition, to develop policy papers and put housing issues onto the agenda in New York and New Jersey. For example, as part of RPA's work on property tax reform, a white paper and roundtable, entitled Welcoming Families Back to New Jersey: Schools, Housing and the End of `Fiscal Zoning', featured presentations by leaders from Michigan and Massachusetts, states with innovative approaches to school funding and affordable housing development. Moving forward, in collaboration with Citizens Housing and Planning Council, RPA will issue a follow-up report to Out of Balance that will propose policy recommendations to increase the affordability of housing in the region and promote a more sensible use of land. These recommendations will be the basis of a larger advocacy strategy that will use the networks and coalitions that RPA has helped develop over the last two years. On a neighborhood level, RPA's East Harlem Community Link Initiative has made enormous progress in the last year providing technical assistance within East Harlem and connecting community leaders to regional decision-makers and resources. Particular achievements included ensuring funding for the Second Avenue Subway to build the East Harlem porRegional Plan Association

tion as quickly as possible, and the development of a blueprint for streetscape enhancements that would catalyze public and private investments. This project has been recently profiled in the 2005 Funders Network report, Signs of Promise: Stories of Philanthropic Leadership in Advancing Regional and Neighborhood Equity. The report identifies the Initiative as a benchmark for Transit Oriented Development planning in the field, and highlights it as an example of best current practice in the search for connecting communities to regional opportunities. Specifically, the report praises the project for enabling the connections between transit, development and community participation.

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Regional Assembly

Each year, RPA's Regional Assembly brings together the region's business, civic and political leadership to discuss critical issues to the metropolitan area's growth and prosperity. Previous Assemblies focused on rebuilding Lower Manhattan from the attacks of 9/11 and proposals to build a third Central Business District on the West Side of Manhattan. In 2005, the attention shifted to national issues and specifically the outcome of the 2004 presidential election and how the presumed division between "red" and "blue" states could affect our region. The 15th Regional Assembly, "Beyond Red and Blue: The Tri-State Region in a Changing National Context," was held on April 29, 2005, at the WaldorfAstoria, and chaired by Michael J. Critelli, Chairman and CEO of Pitney Bowes. The Assembly explored the region's relationship with the rest of the nation, and the impact of current federal policy decisions on the region in the wake of the 2004 election. Discussions focused on how metropolitan policies could be forged at the federal level to benefit our region and other metropolitan areas throughout the country, where more than half of the nation's population growth is expected to take place before 2050. In his keynote address, Bruce Katz, Vice President and Director at the Brookings Institution, offered thoughtful and nuanced observations on the red and blue dichotomy in the country and presented an action plan for moving forward. During the plenary session, Members of Congress Rush Holt, Carolyn Maloney and Jerrold Nadler; Thomas Suozzi, Nassau County Executive; Rick Lazio, Executive Vice President, JP Morgan Chase and former Congressman; and Catherine Ross, Director of the Georgia Tech Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development, discussed the challenges the region faced in competing or federal resources with fast-growing areas across the country. Breakout sessions with renowned experts and development practitioners addressed specific aspects of the region's relationship with the federal government and the rest of the country. Discussions tackled the looming crisis in transportation due to declining funding for new projects, the need to strengthen federal support for landscape conservation in the region, the challenge of preventing another act of

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terrorism by improving infrastructure and urban design, the politics of suburban sprawl, and the regional response to future changes in the national fiscal policy. A special panel, "America 2050: Toward a National Strategy for Prosperity, Equity and Sustainability," presented new research on national growth trends by RPA, the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy and the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on promoting regional solutions for growth and development challenges experienced throughout the nation.

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Special Events

RPA's special events bring RPA Board members, supporters and friends together to discuss regional development issues with distinguished scholars and public figures, and learn about new trends in design and planning. The annual Board dinner, cocktail receptions, and other gatherings hosted by RPA Directors offer small-group settings that foster free exchange of ideas and warm camaraderie. In November 2004, Board Member Barbara Joelson Fife hosted in her Central Park West residence a book-signing reception and conversation with Paul Goldberger, architecture critic for the New Yorker, about his recently published book, Up from Zero: Politics, Architecture and the Rebuilding of New York. Goldberger spoke about the challenge of making an impartial analysis of the setbacks in Lower Manhattan's rebuilding and offered an insider's glimpse into the politics and tensions between the various players. The annual Board dinner, held in January 2005, at the Harvard Club of New York, featured a discussion about one of the new cultural institutions that was looking to find a home at the rebuilt World Trade Center site. Tom Bernstein, President of Chelsea Piers; Paula Grant Berry, on LMDC's Families Advisory Council; and Stephen B. Heintz, President of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, spoke about their plans to create an International Freedom Center that will celebrate humankind's enduring quest for freedom. Craig Dykers of the international firm Snohetta, selected to design the museum complex at the World Trade Center site, presented preliminary concepts and ideas for the new building. The discussion was moderated by renowned architect and RPA Board member J. Max Bond Jr., member of the LMDC Memorial Program Drafting Committee. In April 2005, RPA Board member Richard D. Kaplan and his wife, Edwina Sandys, hosted a cocktail reception in their SoHo residence honoring speakers and supporters of the 2005 Regional Assembly. The evening encouraged Assembly sponsors, speakers and RPA staff members to get better acquainted with each other before the spirited discussions at the Regional Assembly the following day. The year ended with a remarkable event in a unique setting. Hosted by Board member Thomas L. Rich and his fiancée, Suzanne Van Nostrand, in their 1914 residence, Marion Castle, on Shippan Point in Stamford, the reception honored the many achievements of Robert N. Rich, Member Emeritus of RPA's Board of Directors. Connecticut Lieutenant Governor Kevin Sullivan, Westport's First Selectwoman Diane Farrel, former Connecticut House Speaker Moira Lyons, state legislators and other dignitaries were joined by RPA's Board and key representatives of the business and civic leadership in Connecticut. All recognized Mr. Rich's contributions to the renaissance of Stamford, celebrated his dedicated service to the prosperity and quality of life of the entire tri-state area and learned more about RPA's work in the state.

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RPA New Jersey continued to promote smart growth and regional cooperation in the Garden State with projects as diverse as preserving the Highlands and ensuring a sustainable transportation finance system. During the past year, RPA successfully engaged local and State officials, interest groups and the public through the Greensward, Transportation Finance and Infrastructure and Smart Growth and Healthy Communities campaigns. RPA worked to ensure that the recently-adopted Highlands Water Protection and Planning Act was implemented and the newly-formed Raritan Highlands Compact enabled local governments to work together to meet the Act's goals. RPA analyzed tools such as the transfer of development rights and capacity-based planning to help better understand the complex challenges and opportunities of these programs. RPA continued its advocacy of a trans-Hudson passenger rail tunnel, and expanded its research and planning efforts to identify the challenges facing the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund. RPA organized a team including the AAA Clubs of New Jersey, Bloustein School and Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers University, and Tri-State Transportation Campaign to research, plan and advocate for a sustainable transportation trust fund. RPA will release Putting the Trust Back in the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund in July 2005, calling for six major reforms, and will release another report in November identifying specific funding sources.

RPA partnered with the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy to initiate an effort to define and advocate for property tax reform. Three white papers and roundtables in early 2005 led to discussions on property tax reform and engaged the gubernatorial candidates to consider how smart growth could be advanced through changes in the property tax system. Through programs such as the New Jersey Mayors' Institute on Community Design, RPA has shown that it is critical to also answer questions of growth. RPA works with local and State officials and national experts to encourage smart growth, and published a report on the Institute's proceedings, Growing Smart and Healthy. Building on the Institute and through grants from the NJ Department of Community Affairs, RPA completed design efforts in Hope and Netcong, and initiated visioning efforts in Eatontown and Montgomery. Over the next year, RPA will continue to advocate for the policies and investments needed to enhance our quality of life including advice to the Highlands Council, releasing reports documenting the seventh and eighth Mayors' Institutes as well as work in Eatontown, Montgomery and the potential redevelopment of a former landfill in Somerville. RPA will continue to promote equitable affordable housing strategies to address the shelter needs of New Jerseyans, and major studies that could lead to reforming the transportation finance and property tax systems in New Jersey.

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RPA Connecticut was able to work with the Governor's Office, the State Legislature and other NGOs to assist in the development and ultimate passage of a $1.3 billion transportation package. The package, which includes the long-needed and long-awaited purchase of 342 new rail cars to replace the aging Metro-North fleet, should be on-line by 2008. The package also provides for improvements to the state's bus fleet and interstates 95, 91, and 84. The state's Transportation Strategy Board estimates transportation needs to be in excess of $7 billion over the next decade. RPA will to examine future revenue sources at a transit finance summit, scheduled for November 2005. The summit will be co-sponsored by the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities (CCM), the Capitol Region Council of Governments (CRCOG) and Central Connecticut State University. RPA's development of a master plan for the city of Stamford, Connecticut, in 2002 has led to implementing the plan in two Stamford neighborhoods, Springdale and Glenbrook. RPA worked with citizens in these neighborhoods and city officials to determine zoning changes needed and design guidelines to make the neighborhoods more pedestrian-and- transit-friendly. Both communities lie on the New Canaan branch of the Metro-North railroad and have existing rail stations. RPA Connecticut led an effort in conjunction with the United States Forest Service and the Housatonic Valley Association to develop a natural resource assessment in the Highlands Region of northwest Connecticut, to go along with RPA's efforts in New York and New Jersey. RPA Connecticut's staff also worked with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the Connecticut and New York environmental agencies, and other NGOs to secure the passage of the federal Long Island Sound Stewardship Act. The effort included the co-sponsorship of six listening sessions held around the Sound, as well as the presentation of testimony to the U.S. Congress' Natural Resources Committee. RPA Connecticut will hold its first Mayors' Institute of Community Design in March 2006, in cooperation with the Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and Yale University's Schools of Architecture and Management. Additionally, a conference on Transit Oriented Development is planned in conjunction with CCM and

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Long Island's postwar pattern of suburban development has nearly run its course. If development trends continue, much of the last remaining open space that makes Long Island the leafy suburbs that families desire will be lost to sprawl. In What Happens When We Run Out of Land, a report for the Long Island Index, RPA estimated that only 67,000 acres of undeveloped, unprotected land remained, mostly concentrated in Eastern Suffolk County. If current trends continue, over half of this land will be developed by 2020. Combined with rising housing prices and increased congestion, the lack of space for low-density development means that Long Island will need to find a new path to economic growth and continued high quality of life. In an effort to assess the implications of this development trend and envision alternatives, RPA joined with other Long Island organizations to consider a Long Island Visioning Initiative. In the first stakeholder meeting in April 2005, a variety of partners were brought to the table representing civic groups, business leaders, the real estate and construction industry, and local and regional government representatives. This group will meet again in the coming year to determine the best way to proceed with this effort. The Visioning Initiative is modeled after comparable experiences in Metropolitan Los Angeles, Chicago, and other regions throughout the country. Models will demonstrate the implications of the various scenarios for open space loss, vehicle miles traveled, energy consumption and other indicators that affect the lives of Long Islanders. Environmentally, RPA's efforts to protect and improve access to Long Island Sound continue to move forward. Working with the Long Island Sound Stewardship Initiative, a public/private partnership formed by the Long Island Sound Study, RPA has identified 33 exemplary areas around the Sound for priority funding and protection. RPA identified these areas through the development of a comprehensive GIS database of the Sound's ecological and recreational sites; the contribution of resource experts in New York and Connecticut; and the input of the public, gathered through six public meetings held around the Sound. In the coming year, RPA will lead a planning effort at one of these priority areas: the Nissequogue River watershed on Long Island's north shore. This stakeholder-driven project, funded by the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, will help protect and enhance some of Long Island's most treasured boating, fishing and bird-watching areas and its richest and most diverse coastal and riverine habitats.

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BudgetFinance and

Independent Auditors' Report Year ended June 30, 2005 Board of Directors Regional Plan Association, Inc.

We have audited the accompanying statement of financial position of the Regional Plan Association, Inc. (the "Association") as of June 30, 2005 and the related statements of activities, cash flows and functional expenses for the year then ended. These financial statements are the responsibility of the Association's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on these financial statements based on our audit. The prior year's summarized comparative information has been derived from the Association's fiscal 2004 financial statements and, in our report dated September 8, 2004, we expressed an unqualified opinion on those financial statements. We conducted our audit in accordance with auditing standards generally accepted in the United States of America. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement. An audit includes examining, on a test basis, evidence supporting the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. An audit also includes assessing the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall financial statement presentation. We believe that our audit provides a reasonable basis for our opinion. In our opinion, the financial statements referred to above present fairly, in all material respects, the financial position of the Regional Plan Association, Inc. as of June 30, 2005 and the results of its activities and its cash flows for the year then ended in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.

August 30, 2005

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Condon, O'Meara, McGinty & Donnely LLP · Certified Public Accountnts · 3 New York Plaza, New York, NY 10004

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Assets

Current assets

Cash Grants receivable Pledges receivable Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses and deposits Total current assets

2005 $1,091,631 40,308 1,239,475 16,200 25,540 2,413,154 778,415 746,225 32,190 $2,445,344

2004 $1,518,268 221,285 517,525 465 25,448 2,282,991 749,150 739,364 9,786 $2,292,777

Furniture, fixtures and equipment at cost (note 2)

Less accumulated depreciation Net furniture, fixtures and equipment

Total assets

Liabilities

Current liabilities

Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other Accrued employee benefits Total current liabilities $114,979 106,469 221,448 $112,052 86,689 198,741

Net assets (note 2)

Unrestricted Temporarily restricted (note 5) Total Permanently restricted Total net assets 522,207 1,634,102 2,156,309 67,587 2,223,896 $2,445,344 818,358 1,208,091 2,026,449 67,587 2,094,036 $2,292,777

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Total liabilities and net assets

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2005

2004 Total $2,609,510 124,993 657,034 112,930 3,504,467 Total $2,312,542 124,012 1,019,052 20,718 291,354 3,767,678

Statement of Activitiies

Public Support

Grants and contributions Regional Assembly (net of direct expenses of $199,467 in 2005 and $222,017 in 2004) Campaign for Regional Leadership Governmental contracts Non-governmental contracts Net assets released from restriction Total public support

Unrestricted $446,205 124,993 657,034 112,930 1,737,294 3,078,456

Temporarily Restricted $2,163,305 (1,737,294) 426,011

Revenue

Membership dues Interest Sales of publications Miscellaneous Total revenue Total public support and revenue 325 17,573 93 17,991 3,096,447 426,011 325 17,573 93 17,991 3,522,458 700 4,943 289 398 6,330 3,774,008

Expenses

Research Public affairs Management and general Fund-raising Total expenses Increase (decrease) in net assets 2,293,092 423,069 370,320 306,117 3,392,598 (296,151) 818,358 $522,207 426,011 1,208,091 $1,634,102 2,293,092 423,069 370,320 306,117 3,392,598 129,860 2,026,449 $2,156,309 2,193,652 411,865 401,822 277,447 3,284,786 489,222 1,537,227 $2,026,449

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Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year

2005

2004

Statement of Cash Flows

Cash flows from operating activities

Increase in net assets Adjustments to reconcile increase in net assets to net cash provided by (used in) operating activities Depreciation (Increase) decrease in current assets Grants receivable Pledges receivable Accounts receivable Prepaid expenses and deposits Increase (decrease) in current liabilities Accounts payable, accrued expenses and other Accrued employee benefits Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities 2,927 19,780 (397,372) (30,266) (6,781) 641,328 180,977 (721,950) (15,735) (92) (1,643) 146,245 777 (10,772) 6,861 54,546 $129,860 $489,222

Cash flows (used in) investing activities

Expenditures for furniture, fixtures and equipment Net increase (decrease) in cash (29,265) (426,637) 1,518,268 $1,091,631 (25,640) 615,688 902,580 $1,518,268

Cash, beginning of year Cash, end of year

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Program Services

Supporting Services Management and General $213,676 15,256 7,321 236,253 44,953 16,578 10,450 5,664 10,848 6,991 1,115 4,340 6,358 449 2,294 174 23,000 369,467 853 $370,320 Fund-Raising $199,437 14,240 36,770 250,447 10,936 4,128 2,600 5,611 10,124 6,524 501 4,481 7,245 419 2,141 164 305,321 796 $306,117 2005 Total Expenses $1,719,363 122,764 294,518 2,136,645 773,628 58,490 33,874 28,566 87,284 57,504 26,767 57,781 76,565 5,606 18,457 1,411 23,159 3,385,737 6,861 $3,392,598 2004 Total Expenses $1,567,094 119,248 229,290 1,915,632 868,473 43,319 36,319 33,940 85,622 50,811 20,258 58,673 87,787 6,576 19,965 1,741 1,124 3,230,240 54,546 $3,284,786

Statement of Functional Expenses

Research Salaries and wages Payroll taxes Employee health and welfare benefits Total salaries and related expenses Professional fees Supplies Telephone Postage and shipping Occupancy Rental and maintenance equipment Travel Conferences, lunches and meetings Printing and publications Membership dues Computer, website and internet Interest and bank charges Miscellaneous Sub-total Depreciation Total expenses See notes to financial statements. $1,034,592 73,871 200,342 1,308,805 701,015 30,148 15,061 12,271 52,521 34,764 15,171 45,343 57,583 4,167 11,106 850 159 2,288,964 4,128 $2,293,092

Public Affairs $271,658 19,397 50,085 341,140 16,724 7,636 5,763 5,020 13,791 9,225 9,980 3,617 5,379 571 2,916 223 421,985 1,084 $423,069

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Notes to Financial Statements

Note 1: Organization Regional Plan Association, Inc. (the "Association") is a nonprofit regional planning organization that promotes the improvement of the quality of life and economy in the New York, New Jersey and Connecticut tri-state region. Note 2: Significant Accounting Policies Financial Reporting The Association reports information regarding its financial position and activities in three classes of net assets, which are as follows: Unrestricted Unrestricted net assets are used to account for the general activity of the Association. Temporarily Restricted Temporarily restricted net assets represent expendable gifts and grants received which are restricted by the donor or pertain to future periods. When the funds are spent, they are released from their restriction. Permanently Restricted Permanently restricted net assets have been restricted by the donor to be kept by the Association in perpetuity. However, the Association is permitted to expend the revenue derived from the assets. Contributions and Net Assets Released From Restrictions The Association reports contributions as temporarily restricted support if they are received with donor stipulations that limit the use of the donated assets. When a donor stipulation expires, that is, when a stipulated time restriction ends or the purpose of the restriction is accomplished, temporarily restricted net assets are reclassified to unrestricted net assets and reported in the statement of activities as net assets released from restrictions. The net assets that were released from temporarily restricted net assets were used to fund the program described in note 1 to the financial statements. Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment Furniture, fixtures and equipment, which are recorded at cost, are being depreciated by the straight-line method over their estimated useful lives of the assets ranging from five to eight years. Concentration of Credit Risk The Association's financial instruments that are potentially exposed to concentrations of credit risk consist primarily of cash, grants and pledges receivable. The Association places its cash with what it believes to be quality financial institutions. The Association believes

all grants and pledges receivable are collectible. Therefore, the Association believes no significant concentration of credit risk exists with respect to its cash, grants and pledges receivable. Use of Estimates The preparation of financial statements in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the amounts reported in the financial statements. Actual results could differ from these estimates. Comparative Financial Information The financial statements include certain prior-year summarized comparative information in total but not by net asset class or functional classification. Such information does not include sufficient detail to constitute a presentation in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America. Accordingly, such information should be read in conjunction with the Association's financial statements for the year ended June 30, 2004, from which the summarized information was derived. Note 3: Retirement Plan The Association maintains a defined contribution pension plan for all qualified employees. Contributions are made to the plan based on a percentage of the participating employees' salaries. . The pension expense for the year ended June 30, 2005 and 2004 was $73,016 and $50,931, respectively. Note 4: Lease Agreements The Association leases office space for its headquarters in New York City under the terms of a lease expiring February 14, 2006, which requires monthly rental payments of $4,500. In addition, the Association leases office space in New Jersey. The lease expires June 30, 2008 and requires monthly rental payments of $2,350 during the first year. During the second and third years, the monthly rent will increase to $2,467 and $2,590, respectively. Rent expense in connection with these leases totaled $87,284 and $85,622 for the 2005 and 2004 fiscal years, respectively. Note 5 ­ Temporarily restricted net assets The balance in the temporarily restricted net assets at June 30, 2005 consisted of the following:

Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York Regional Visioning $317,234

ESTA MTA Capital Plan Somerville Land Fill Brooklyn Water Front Governors Island Moynihan Station Traffic Calming Case Study Waterfront Park Financing New Jersey Mayor Institute Long Island Sound Reserve America 2050 Montgomery Township Design Highland Compacts Newton Hampton Study GIPEC Ford Foundation ­ CFRI Other Total

136,410 106,644 100,000 73,270 73,249 69,636 60,000 58,876 54,967 47,295 42,656 38,268 33,660 30,000 20,095 20,042 163,770 $1,634,102

Note 6 ­ Tax status The Association is exempt from Federal income tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the Association has been determined by the Internal Revenue Service to be a publicly supported organization and not a private foundation under the meaning of Section 509(a)(1) of the Code.

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New and ongoing gifts and grants from individuals, corporations and foundations ensured Regional Plan Association's financial stability and allowed it to continue key programs and launch new initiatives. Generous gifts-in-kind helped enormously its efforts to make the region stronger and more prosperous. A number of RPA Board members and friends reached out to potential donors and helped to expand the list of its supporters. Regional Plan Association extends its heartfelt appreciation to all donors and volunteers whose support made its work possible. Leadership $100,000+

Ford Foundation Shearman & Sterling

Donors

Patron $20,000 to $49,999

Bristol-Myers Squibb Frank S. Cicero David Hilder Joelson Foundation Leon Lowenstein Foundation Merck M & T Bank Jan Nicholson Pfizer PricewaterhouseCoopers Prudential Financial Foundation Parsons Brinckerhoff Richard Ravitch Foundation Shubert Organization Sulzberger Foundation Verizon Karen E. Wagner

Richard A. Kahan Henry Luce Foundation Sean Monaghan Schulman, Ronca & Bucuvalas John Siegal Sterling Forest

General Support and 2004 Regional Assembly Sponsorship

Friend $1,000 to $4,999

Bank of America Hilary M. Ballon Cali Futures Century Foundation Colgate-Palmolive Company Jill M. Considine Christopher J. Daggett Davis Brody Bond Deutsche Bank DMJM+HARRIS Strachan Donnelley Eugene & Emily Grant Family Foundation John S. Griswold, Jr. Kenneth T. Jackson Ira H. Jolles MacArthur Foundation Maraziti, Falcon & Healey Montefiore Medical Center Francis W. Murray Peter H. Nachtwey New Jersey Transit Corp. James S. Polshek PSE&G F. D. Rich Company Thomas L. Rich Rebecca R. Riley David Rockefeller Mark F. Rockefeller Elizabeth Barlow Rogers Daniel Rose Russell Sage Foundation Schumann Fund for New Jersey Robert A. Scott Segal Company Silvercup Studios Susan L. Solomon STV Group Sullivan & Cromwell SYMS Corp. Luther Tai Treiber Family Foundation Mary Ann Werner

Subscriber up to $499

BEM Systems Ashok Bhavnani Andrew Blumberg Virginia Borkoski Bumpzoid John F. Ciaffone Timothy R. Comerford Connecticut Policy & Economic Council Cornell University Margaret Devlin Stephen R. Downes Epoch 5 Marketing Dave Esrig Mary C. Gallagher Michael Gannon Robert L. Geddes C. H. Coster Gerard Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation Frederick W. Gundlach Thorbjorn Hansson Brian Henderson Pamela Hersh Deborah Hoffman James Hsu Frederick C. Johs Barbara E. Kauffman

Supporter $5,000 to $9,999

Adler Group Stephen R. Beckwith Davis Polk & Wardwell Depository Trust & Clearing Corporation Federal Home Loan Bank of New York Hyde & Watson Foundation Lehman Brothers Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy New York Stock Exchange Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Purdue Pharma R Squared LLC Rauch Foundation Rockefeller Group Development Corp. Staubach Company

Benefactor $10,000 - $19,999

ConEdison Deloitte & Touche Durst Organization Peter W. Herman Independence Community Bank Robert Knapp Madison Square Garden Metlife Foundation New York Community Trust New York Times

Chairman's Circle $50,000 to $99,999

J.M. Kaplan Fund JPMorgan Chase Merrill Lynch Pitney Bowes

Contributor $500 to $999

Ambac Assurance Michael Baker Jr., Inc. Cacace Tusch & Santagata Fox & Fowle Architects Fusco Corporation Interpublic Group of Companies

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Ellen Kelly William B. Kuhl Harry L. Langer Susan S. Lederman Thomas C. Letsou Eileen McGinnis Jack E. McGregor Edward McGuire James Parks Morton Maura Moynihan New Jersey Alliance for Action Maureen Ogden County of Passaic Lee Porter Princeton University Hector Prud'homme Wayne Reagan Ingrid W. Reed Ellen M. Rosenberg H. Claude Shostal Cynthia E. Smith Maury Stern Tony Stigliano Thomas W. Streeter TransOptions Margaret O. Walker Dickens W. Warfield Elnardo J. Webster II John E. Woodward Gary Young

Term and Restricted Grants and Gifts

American Planning Association American Council of Engineering Companies of New York Automobile Clubs of New Jersey Bunbury Company Ford Foundation Fund for New Jersey Funders' Network for Smart Growth and Livable Communities Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Hyde and Watson Foundation J.M. Kaplan Fund F. M. Kirby Foundation J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Merck Merck Family Fund Mertz Gilmore Foundation Michael Baker Jr., Inc. National Association of Industrial and Office Properties NJ Department of Community Affairs New Jersey State League of Municipalities State of New York New York Community Trust Nicholson Foundation Orange & Rockland Utilities Rauch Foundation Rockefeller Foundation Save the Sound Schumann Fund for New Jersey STV Group Townworks Urban Land Institute U.S. Department of Agriculture U.S. Department of the Interior U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Hernan Sanchez Saratoga Associates Daniel Seidel Mary Troiano J. M. Kaplan Fund Sarah Lowe Christine McLaughlin Brian McCormick Deborah Matlack Merck Family Fund Christy Nyberg Rose Scharrenbroich Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom Fred Tannery Gifts-in-kind

Regional Plan Association extends its gratitude to the several benefactors who provided valuable non-cash gifts. ConEdison and Reckson Associates Realty Corp. provided space for RPA's offices in New York and Connecticut. Barbara Joelson Fife, Richard D. Kaplan, and Thomas L. Rich generously hosted special receptions in their residences. We also thank Board members Michael R. Cowan, Peter W. Herman, Peter H. Nachtwey, Karen E. Wagner, Barbara Joelson Fife and Jan Nicholson for hosting in their offices or residences Board of Directors' meetings.

Empire State Transportation Alliance

Construction Industry Council of Westchester and Hudson Valley Contractors Association of Rockland County General Contractors Association of New York Mason and Concrete Contractors Association New York Landmarks Conservancy Surdna Foundation

Governors Island Alliance

Ann Bragg Edward Davis Matthew Dietz Empire State Development Corporation Elizabeth Gilmore Barbara Florshak Arthur Freed Peter Harding Linda Hart Zigmund Kaminski J. M. Kaplan Fund Roberta Lishkowitz Jeanine McMahon Mildred Munich New York Community Trust Cynthia Padgett Gloria Reginelli Laurie Resnick Eugene Rice Barbara Robey Virginia Rusch

Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway

Melinda Broman Jean Kim Chaix Anthony Di Dio Gowanus Dredgers Meg Fellerath Dennis Galik Nicole Galluccio Laurie Garrett Camille Gonzalez Linda Holmes

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Membership

You help determine the region's future when you support the research, planning, and advocacy work of Regional Plan Association. All Regional Plan Association donors are acknowledged on our web site and annual report and receive RPA's bi-weekly electronic newsletter, Spotlight on the Region. on additional Regional Assembly seats, 10% discount on printed publications, invitations to some membership events, acknowledgement on the RPA web site and in the annual report. Friend $1000 - $4999 Special acknowledgement at the Regional Assembly, one Regional Assembly seat, discount of $20 each on additional Regional Assembly seats and 10% discount on printed publications. Also, Friends receive invitations to upper level membership events and issue-based forums, invitation to Board Dinners. Supporter $5000 + Prominent acknowledgement in the annual report, on the web site, and at the Regional Assembly, five Regional Assembly seats, discount of $20 each on additional Regional Assembly seats and 10% discount on printed publications. In addition, Supporters receive invitations to upper level membership events and issue-based forums, Board Dinners, invitations to events held in connection with visits by academics, professionals and public figures and private briefings, upon request, with RPA experts on regional issues. Special region-wide Membership events and issuebased forums will be open to all membership donors at the Friend level and above. Also, donor members at the Friend level and above can focus their relationship with RPA by choosing an issue or State of special interest. You will receive special invitations and mailings targeted to your focus interest. Focus interests include: Urban Design Open Space Transportation Connecticut Long Island Lower Manhattan New York State New Jersey Workforce and the Economy

Membership Levels

Student $25 Discount of $75 on one Regional Assembly seat, 40% discount on printed publications, special opportunities for hands-on participation in RPA outreach. Member $50 Discount of $20 on one Regional Assembly seat, 10% discount on printed publications. Subscriber $250 One Free Regional Assembly seat, discount of $20 each on additional Regional Assembly seats, 10% discount on printed publications. Contributor $500 One free Regional Assembly seat, discount of $20 each

For more information on how to get involved please call us at (212) 253-2727 ext. 317 Email us at [email protected] or write to: Amanda Jones c/o Regional Plan Association 4 Irving Place, 7th Floor New York, NY 10003

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Staff

Robert D. Yaro Thomas K. Wright Rossana Ivanova John Atkin Christopher Jones Thomas G. Dallessio Albert Appleton Lilly Chin Sasha Corchado Jennifer Cox Jade Elias Jeff Ferzoco James Finch Cara Griffin David Kooris Linda R. Hoza Amanda Jones Celeste Layne Robert Lane Amy Montgomery Alex Marshall Emily Moos Abdul Mumin

President Executive Vice President Vice President, Development Vice President and Connecticut Director Vice President for Research Vice President and New Jersey Director Senior Fellow, Infrastructure Executive Assistant to the President Project Manager, New Jersey Associate Planner, GIS GIS Assistant Senior Graphic Designer Director, Finance & Administration Associate Planner Associate Planner Project Manager, Connecticut Senior Development Officer Junior Planner Director, Regional Design Programs Associate Planner Senior Fellow Associate Planner, Connecticut Information Systems Specialist

Alexis Perrotta Robert J. Pirani Nicolas Ronderos Ella Smith Jeremy Soffin Roma Tejada Petra Todorovich Robert Yankana Jeffrey M. Zupan

Senior Policy Analyst Director, Environmental Programs Associate Planner, Community Development Administrative Assistant Director, Public Affairs Senior Accountant Senior Planner Financial Assistant Senior Fellow, Transportation

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