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Robert Yaro

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Professor of Practice

President Emeritus, Regional Plan Association

About

Bob Yaro is President Emeritus of Regional Plan Association, where he led RPA's strategic planning initiatives for the New York metropolitan region for 25 years. He also initiated and led America 2050 RPA's initiative to create long-range infrastructure and development strategies for the United States. And he also convened and led the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York, which helped develop rebuilding plans for the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Yaro is a thought leader on metropolitan strategic planning and infrastructure planning and delivery. He has consulted on metropolitan strategic plans in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has also led initiatives to protect large landscapes and watersheds in the Northeast and in Texas. He is currently leading efforts to build a storm surge barrier system for metro New York and a passenger rail-based economic development strategy for New England. 

Selected Publications

Yaro, R., and D. Kooris, D. 2012. Resilient Coastal City Regions: New York City. Resilient Coastal City Regions: Planning for Climate Change in the United States and Australia. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Yaro, Robert. 2005. “Greenspace and Natural Resource Protection.” In Urban Sprawl: A Comprehensive Reference Guide, edited by David C. Soule. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Yaro, Robert, Randall G. Arendt, Harry L. Dodson and Elizabeth A. Brabec. 1988. Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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Professor of Practice

President Emeritus, Regional Plan Association

About

Bob Yaro is President Emeritus of Regional Plan Association, where he led RPA's strategic planning initiatives for the New York metropolitan region for 25 years. He also initiated and led America 2050 RPA's initiative to create long-range infrastructure and development strategies for the United States. And he also convened and led the Civic Alliance to Rebuild Downtown New York, which helped develop rebuilding plans for the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan following the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

Yaro is a thought leader on metropolitan strategic planning and infrastructure planning and delivery. He has consulted on metropolitan strategic plans in North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America. He has also led initiatives to protect large landscapes and watersheds in the Northeast and in Texas. He is currently leading efforts to build a storm surge barrier system for metro New York and a passenger rail-based economic development strategy for New England. 

Selected Publications

Yaro, R., and D. Kooris, D. 2012. Resilient Coastal City Regions: New York City. Resilient Coastal City Regions: Planning for Climate Change in the United States and Australia. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Yaro, Robert. 2005. “Greenspace and Natural Resource Protection.” In Urban Sprawl: A Comprehensive Reference Guide, edited by David C. Soule. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Yaro, Robert, Randall G. Arendt, Harry L. Dodson and Elizabeth A. Brabec. 1988. Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley. Cambridge, MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

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