Thomas Wright

Regional Plan Association


Fellow since 2006

Thomas Wright is president of Regional Plan Association, an urban research and advocacy organization focused on the New York metropolitan region. He has steered many of the organization’s key initiatives, including the Draft Vision Plan for the City of Newark (2006) and A Region at Risk: The Third Regional Plan for the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan Area (1996). He is a visiting lecturer in public policy at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs. Previously, he was deputy executive director of the New Jersey Office of State Planning and coordinator of the Mayor’s Institute on City Design.