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.

1927 RPA Plan1 v1 New York Region Painted by Jules Guerine (cropped)
The purpose of the first Regional Plan was to guide the development of the New York metropolitan area and enhance the quality of life of residents, without regard to political boundaries.
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