Our Work

At RPA, our planners and advocates seek to improve the prosperity, sustainability and quality of life of the New York metropolitan region through research in transportation, economic development, housing, real estate, climate change, open space, and more. We believe in harnessing the power of evidence to drive effective policy and practice.

  • Reports

    RPA’s research—guided by The Fourth Regional Plan—has taken a empirical approach that directs our advocacy priorities and has made us a trusted source for objective, thoughtful reports that focus on our region’s health, sustainability, equity and prosperity.
  • Campaigns

    RPA partners with communities, businesses, government and civic leaders to implement our proposals. We focus on a set of critical campaigns each year while advancing dozens of other projects. Learn more about our campaigns here.