GTFS: Global Trends and Future Scenarios Index

Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadephia


The Connections 2040 Plan for Greater Philadelphia is a long-range plan to achieve a more sustainable and prosperous future for Greater Philadelphia. The Plan was adopted by the DVRPC Board on July 25, 2013. It was developed in response to many of the trends associated with the land development patterns of the past several decades, in which the rate of land developed has eclipsed the region’s population growth at a rate of five to one. This has contributed to many significant problems in the region, including loss of open space and prime agricultural lands, increased congestion and stormwater runoff, decreased air and water quality, lack of mobility and accessibility to jobs for workers, and disinvestment in established communities.