The Long Island Regional Planning Council serves as the Island’s Chief Planner and a leading advocate for issues affecting the economic, environmental and social well-being of the Island’s businesses, institutions and its 3 Million residents. Long Island, the nation’s first suburban community, possesses tremendous assets such as a quality educational system, leading scientific research institutions; a well-established transportation, energy and waste management infrastructure system; beautiful natural beaches, a premier public recreation and parks system and proximate access to the financial and cultural capital of the world.
While the Island’s assets are plentiful, the age of its infrastructure and the inherent costs of government and its educational system present multi-faceted challenges which require a comprehensive and resolute focus to protect the quality of life enjoyed by Long Islanders, and assure that it remains available for generations to come.
The Council, in assessing the Island’s future sustainability, conducts research and studies to determine the factors which influence the escalating costs of government and education as well as the strategies necessary to alter that paradigm.
We look forward to continuing to work collaboratively with the Island’s other stakeholders in developing a successful model to ensure Long Island’s future vitality and viability.