Northeast Landscapes Study and Peer Exchange Program

FEB 15—The Regional Plan Association and its national planning program, America 2050, released its report on landscape conservation initiatives in the Northeast.  “Landscapes: Improving Conservation Practice in the Northeast Megaregion” is the result of a two-year research effort to study how multi-jurisdictional and multi-objective programs are protecting land and water. The report also covers how these programs address the critical challenges to conservation—including urban growth, creation of transportation and energy infrastructure, limited funding, and climate change. 

The RPA is also launching a nine-month Peer Exchange Program where experienced landscape initiatives will be funded, through competivie grant application, to mentor other promising initiatives. 

Landscape Conservation will be the topic of a major RPA conference scheduled for June 18-20, 2012 in New York City.