RPA Plan2 Urban Design Manhattan 030 Access Tree Diagram

Nov 1968

The Second Regional Plan

At a time when wealthier white residents were leaving cities for the suburbs, RPA’s Second Regional Plan focused on the need to invest in urban centers and transit, and to reign in sprawl. 

This video was produced by Nate Dorr and RPA and aired during the RPA Centennial Assembly on May 6, 2022 to commemorate the organization’s 100th anniversary.

1968 Plan2 Books
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Publications

RPA Plan2 The Future of Westchester County RPA Plan2 The Future of Suffolk County RPA Plan2 The Future of Nassau County RPA Plan2 The Future of Morris County RPA Plan2 The Future of Middlesex County RPA Plan2 The Future of Fairfield County RPA Plan2 The Future of Orange County RPA Plan2 The Future of Bergen and Passaic County
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Public Participation

To create the Second Regional Plan, RPA used then cutting edge technology – television – to expand the public planning process. Here are frames from two short movies illustrating mobility options.

Second Plan Movie Stills
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Legacy of the Second Regional Plan

MTA Logo

Traci Lawson

Jersey City Waterfront

A. V. Flores

Stamfod Connecticut

J. J. Bers

Gateway Park Sign

National Park Service

Acknowledgements

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