Tom Wright, President and CEO of the Regional Plan Association, the nation’s oldest independent metropolitan research, planning and advocacy organization, spoke to a gathering of Princeton, NJ citizens at a Princeton Future meeting on October 6, 2018. Tom’s presentation makes clear that smart land use, dependable transportation and affordable housing are integral to New Jersey’s prosperity and the continuing growth of its innovation economy.

For 90 years, Regional Plan Association has been an indispensable source of ideas and plans for policy makers and opinion shapers across the tri-state region. RPA is America’s most distinguished urban research and advocacy organization. RPA works to improve the prosperity, infrastructure, sustainability and quality of life of the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan region.