2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable
Thursday, October 29, 2015
9 a.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
Wilmington Riverfront, DE, United States
The Wilmington Area Planning Council (WILMAPCO), Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC), and the Delaware Chapter of the American Planning Association (DE APA) will host the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable. The event, focusing on Mobility, Sustainability, and Economic Competitiveness in the Mid-Atlantic Region, will be take place on Thursday October 29th at the Chase Center on the Riverfront in Wilmington, DE. The Mid-Atlantic Roundtable continues a series of forums, running since 2005, to foster communication and address the urgent need to work collaboratively to solve present and future transportation challenges faced in the region. The roundtable allows public and private partners, with common goals, to share resources and collaborate on plans, projects, and a variety of contemporary issues. This year’s topics will include: Federal Railroad Administration’s (FRA) Northeast Corridor (NEC) Future Program, Every Day Counts (EDC) Initiative, Planning Emphasis Areas (PEAs), federal authorization, regional transit projects, sustainability, and inter-regional freight planning and operations. The Mid-Atlantic Regional Planning Roundtable forums are held in response to the need to look beyond individual planning regions and foster communication and coordination between regions on transportation issues. The Roundtable events seek to: - Showcase regional planning and cooperation in the host region. - Include metropolitan and non-metropolitan perspectives in relation to State and Federal policy and resources. - Feature current and long-term issues relevant to local and regional development challenges for the Mid-Atlantic States and regions. - Involve academic and institutional regional research to utilize existing knowledge and develop new and expanded regional and multi-regional resources to support and inform planning and implementation at all levels.