TPA Tuesdays Symposium: Adapting to Change

Every four years, the NJTPA collaborates with its partners and regional stakeholders to create a long-range transportation plan that conveys the overall guiding principles for the prioritization of capital projects, as well as policy and planning initiatives, to enhance North Jersey’s transportation systems. With each plan, a new challenge comes to the forefront that may not have been fully explored in past plans—from security concerns post-911 to resiliency post-Sandy to pandemic response and recovery. It is clear that our planning practices need to embrace a foresight first philosophy that both anticipates change and enables sufficient dexterity to adapt. At this first edition of “TPA Tuesdays” we will further explore the concept of anticipating and adapting to change with thought leaders in transportation and planning.

Keynote: Harriet Tregoning, Director, New Urban Mobility Alliance (NUMO)


  • Nat Bottigheimer, NJ Director, Regional Plan Association
  • Ann Forsyth, Director, Master in Urban Planning Program, Harvard University; and Editor, JAPA
  • Dr. Jeffrey Lowe, Associate Professor, Texas Southern
  • Sam Schwartz, CEO + Founder, Sam Schwartz Transportation Consultants
  • Harriet Tregoning, Director, NUMO

Moderated by Courtenay Mercer, PP, AICP, Principal, Mercer Planning Associates


  • 8:45AM – 9:15AM (optional): Virtual Networking
  • 9:15AM – 9:25AM: Welcome Remarks: NJTPA Chair & Morris County Freeholder Kathryn A. DeFillippo, and NJTPA Executive Director Mary D. Ameen
  • 9:25AM – 9:55AM: Keynote
  • 9:55AM – 10:40AM: Panel Discussion
  • 10:40AM – 10:55AM: Q&A
  • 10:55AM – 11:00AM: Closing Remarks/Thanks
  • 11:00AM – 11:15AM (optional): Break & Virtual Networking
  • 11:15AM – 12:15PM (optional): Stakeholder Breakout Discussions about Adapting to Change

Note that there will be optional opportunities for networking and engagement before and after the formal speaker/panel.

Seeking 1.5 AICP CM continuing education credits.

The event is finished.

Tags: ,


Oct 06 2020


8:30 am - 12:15 pm