Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission (DVRPC)

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Serving the Greater Philadelphia region for more than 50 years, DVRPC convenes the widest array of partners across a nine-county, two state region to increase mobility choices, protect and preserve natural resources, and create healthy communities that foster greater opportunities for all. City, county and state representatives work together to address key issues, including transportation, land use, environmental protection, economic development, and equity.

DVRPC was formed by an Interstate Compact through legislation passed by the Pennsylvania Legislature in 1965, as reenacted and amended in 1967, and by the New Jersey Legislature in a series of conforming acts passed between 1966 and 1974. DVRPC has prepared a summary, Key Provisions of the Delaware Valley Urban Area Compact. A copy of the Pennsylvania legislation, Act 43 of 1967, is also provided.

DVRPC provides services to member governments and others through planning analysis, data collection, and mapping services. Aerial photographs, maps and a variety of publications are available to the public and private sector.

DVRPC serves as the regional planning agency for the nine-county, bi-state, Greater Philadelphia area, providing guidance and assistance to build a sustainable and livable region.

Note:  The above descriptive information came from the organization's About Us page.