The Conference incorporated an overall review of regional policy as well as intensive examination of specific topics. Panels were convened which focused on major regional issues. Preference was expressed for a denser, compact urban development which would conserve energy, protect the environment, reduce costs of utility systems, preserve agricultural land, make mass transit economically feasible and end waste of public funds. The need was expressed for subregional committees not only in transportation programs but also in housing, health and other social services, land use planning, cultural affairs, and law enforcement. The 6 pannels covered the following subjects: Environmental Quality - Who should bear the costs? Transportation goals - Can obstacles be overcome? Land Use - Where and Where not to Build, the Economy - Is the Decline Reversible? Housing: How Much, Where, and How? Energy - What the Region can do. State planning responsibilities and interstate cooperation were covered in further presentations. Participation and exchange sessions, while providing a recapitulation of the discussions, also covered the OMB Circular A-95-local government participation; Human Resource Planning - functional and intergovernmental; Economic Development Planning in a Metropolitan Region; and Water Resources, Coastal Zoning and Offshore Development.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Tri-State Regional Planning Commission

    100 Church Street
    New York, NY  United States  10007
  • Publication Date: 1976-5

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: 232 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00142374
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 15 1981 12:00AM