Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Policy Manual

Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Policy Manual

Product No.: 21027
Date Published: 01/2022

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The Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia: Policy Manual documents the Connections 2050 vision, principles, goals, policies and strategies, and contains a summary of the financial plan. It has a companion report, The Connections 2050 Plan for Greater Philadelphia Process and Analysis Manual contains supporting information related to the vision and strategies, along with the detailed financial plan.

Geographic Area Covered: The nine-county DVRPC region, which covers the counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer counties in New Jersey.

Key Words: Region, Long-Range Plan, Plan, 2050, Vision, Principles, Equity, Resiliency, Sustainability, Goals, Environment, Communities, Land Use, The Economy, Transportation, Strategies, Transportation Investments, Tracking Progress, Regional Values, Regional Concerns, Covid-19, Black Lives Matter, Scenarios, Technology, Automated Vehicles, Connected Vehicles, Electric Vehicles, Shared Mobility, Mobility-as-a-Service, Forecasts, Population, Employment, Development, Open Space, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Air Quality, Water Quality, Local Food, Housing, Environmental Justice, Education, Centers, Historic Preservation, Net Zero Carbon, Infrastructure, Vision Zero, Circuit Trails, Security, Cybersecurity, Workforce Skills, Circular Economy, Sharing Economy, Small Business, Goods Movement, Poverty, Contingent Strategies, Antiracism, Broadband, Transportation Funding, Major Regional Projects, Funding Options.

Staff Contact(s)

Project Team

  • Brett Fusco Associate Director, Comprehensive Planning
  • Jaclyn Davis Manager, Office of Long Range Planning
  • Karin A. Morris, AICP Director of Community Planning
  • Rebecca J. Maule Senior Graphic Artist
  • Karen P. Cilurso, PP, AICP Associate Director, Livable Communities
  • Kevin S. Murphy Manager, Office of Safe Streets
  • Amy Verbofsky Manager, Healthy and Resilient Communities
  • Andrew Svekla Manager, Office of Smart Growth
  • Betsy R. Mastaglio, RLA Associate Director, Multimodal Planning
  • Elizabeth V. Compitello Manager, Sustainable Energy
  • Alison M. Hastings, PP, AICP Associate Director, Communications and Engagement
  • Elise Turner Manager, Office of Communications and Engagement
  • Christopher J. Linn, AICP Manager,Office of Climate and Environment
  • Michael Boyer Director of Regional Planning
  • Sean Greene Manager, Office of Freight and Clean Transportation
  • Shoshana Akins Senior Public Participation Planner
  • Mark H. Gatti Associate Manager, Office of GIS
  • Angela Rio Graphic Design and Print Specialist

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