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Robert Yaro

]Robert Yaro is the President of Regional Plan Association, America’s oldest independent metropolitan policy, research and advocacy group. The Regional Plan Association promotes plans, policies and investments needed to improve the quality of life and competitiveness of the New York Metropolitan Region, America’s largest urban area.
Yaro is also Cochair of the Empire State Transportation Alliance and the Friends of Moynihan Station, and is Vice President of the Forum for Urban Design. He serves on Mayor Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board, which helped prepare PlaNYC 2030, New York City’s new long-range sustainability plan. Since 2001,Yaro has been Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at Harvard University and the University of Massachusetts.

To Heal the Earth

To Heal the Earth

Selected Writings Of Ian L. McHarg

Ian L. McHarg's landmark book Design with Nature changed the face of landscape architecture and planning by promoting the idea that the design of human settlements should be based on ecological principles.

A Region at Risk

A Region at Risk

The Third Regional Plan For The New York-New Jersey-Connecticut Metropolitan Area

Regional Plan Association, the nation's oldest regional planning organization, has worked since 1929 to improve the quality of life in the New York-New Jersey-Connecticut metropolitan area. The Association has crafted two long-term plans and...