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Ensuring an Equitable COVID-19 Recovery

The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region was the epicenter of the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, and RPA is working to ensure it becomes the epicenter of recovery.

Research

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This framework aims to change how development and planning is done in New York City to proactively address disparities and meet the needs of communities that are left out of the decision-making process.
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Survey Pattern 01
One year into the pandemic, a majority of residents in the New York metro region are optimistic about recovery, but disparities exist along racial and gender lines.
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The nation’s recovery demands an infrastructure program that creates jobs, reduces inequality, and prepares the U.S. for climate change and public health emergencies.
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History tells us that New York will recover from its current crises — but how? Here’s what the evidence tells us so far.
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Action

Recovering from the pandemic will require a mobilization of the region’s talents, resources, and political will to a degree not seen since at least the 1970s.”

Events

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The state must stabilize and monitor its rental assistance programs to mitigate the eviction crisis before it is too late.
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NYC Inclusive Growth
Emerging leaders in economic and community development discuss the systemic changes they want to see in the city.
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How will we get people in and out of the Manhattan Central Business District post-COVID? We modeled and compared two plausible scenarios for the next six-to-nine months.
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Infrastructure Program for COVID Recovery Marcus Brooks
At no time since the Great Depression has there been a greater need for an ambitious public works program. The foundation for any public works agenda should be the capital plans that we already have in place.
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When a cluster of COVID-19 cases appeared in New Rochelle, NY in early March, the city of 80,000 in Westchester County became ground zero for the coronavirus on the east coast of the United States.
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