Monthly Event

Connections 2050 - Plan for Greater Philadelphia

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Wednesday, August 10, 2022

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM


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DVRPC, the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia region, published the Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan in September 2021. The Plan was developed over a four-year process and is built on principles of equity, resiliency, and sustainability. This session will share the planning process and resulting policies, project prioritization and funding for regional transportation infrastructure, and strategies to achieve the regional vision.


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Barry Seymour

Barry Seymour is Executive Director of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC), the federally-designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for the Greater Philadelphia region, with a focus on transportation, land use, the environment and economic growth. In his time at DVRPC, Mr. Seymour instituted the first municipal

grant program for revitalization of urban neighborhoods and older suburban communities, spearheaded the Pennsylvania and New Jersey Smart Transportation initiative, and is leading a regional planning program to address climate change. He is a recipient of the Pennsylvania Governor’s Award for Local Government Excellence.

Mr. Seymour previously served as Director of Waterfront and Open Space Planning for the New York City Department of City Planning, and an Environmental Planner with the Long Island Regional Planning Board. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Tufts University and a Master of Regional Planning degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Brett Fusco

Brett Fusco is Associate Director, Comprehensive Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. He oversees the Offices of Long-Range Planning and Freight and Clean Transportation, as well as the Congestion Management and Socio-economic and Land Use Analytics Programs. In this role, he manages DVRPC's performance-based planning activities, including scenario planning, performance tracking, and aligning investments to achieve performance targets and regional goals. His extensive work in scenario planning includes working with many regional stakeholders and planning partners to create various scenario exercises and the development of the Choices & Voices interactive online scenario planning tool. He previously managed the Office of Long-Range Plan and led the project team responsible for the Connections 2050 Long-Range Plan.  He worked in the real estate management and planning consultant fields before joining DVRPC, and holds a BS in Mathematics from Wichita State University and a Masters of City Planning with an emphasis in Physical Planning and Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania.

Jaclyn Davis

Jaclyn Davis, AICP, serves as Manager of the Office of Long-Range Planning at the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission. In this role, she facilitates public and stakeholder outreach for visioning and decision-making at the regional level, and develops the financial planning component of the Long-Range Plan which outlines and budgets for capital investment priorities over the long-term. Jaclyn facilitates DVRPC’s Futures Group, an interdisciplinary committee of stakeholders that uses exploratory scenario planning to analyze how trends and forces may reshape the region and identify ways to respond to it. She has (co)authored a variety of key policy reports, such as Dispatches from Alternate Futures: Exploratory Scenarios for Greater Philadelphia and the Connections 2045 and 2050 series of long-range plans. Prior to her time at DVRPC, Ms. Davis worked at Renaissance Planning and the Thomas Jefferson Planning District Commission—both in Charlottesville, VA—and at ICF International in Fairfax, VA focusing primarily on green building. Jaclyn holds a B.A. in Political Science from Penn State University and a Master’s in Urban and Environmental Planning from the University of Virginia.