The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission is the federally designated Metropolitan Planning Organization for a diverse nine-county region in two states: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia in Pennsylvania; and Burlington, Camden, Gloucester, and Mercer in New Jersey.
DVRPC’s vision for the Greater Philadelphia Region is a prosperous, innovative, equitable, resilient, and sustainable region that increases mobility choices by investing in a safe and modern transportation system; that protects and preserves our natural resources while creating healthy communities; and that fosters greater opportunities for all.
DVRPC’s mission is to achieve this vision by convening the widest array of partners to inform and facilitate data-driven decision-making. We are engaged across the region, and strive to be leaders and innovators, exploring new ideas and creating best practices.
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 [0.1 MB pdf]. A copy of the Pennsylvania legislation, Act 43 of 1967 [3.0 MB pdf], 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.
The Fiscal Year Planning Work Program for the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission incorporates the planning programs and support activities of DVRPC and its member governments within the nine-county DVRPC region.
DVRPC keeps media apprised of our ongoing efforts to improve mobility, the environment and quality of life in Greater Philadelphia.
Fulltime, part-time and internship opportunities are posted on a continual basis.
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