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Through the Faculty Fellows Program, the Institute fosters an environment that encourages cross-disciplinary connections and nurtures a collaborative spirit among faculty across the 12 schools. This program identifies faculty with a demonstrated interest in urban research and provides research and communication services.

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Robert Yaro

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President, Regional Plan Association

Professor of Practice

About

Robert D. Yaro is President of Regional Plan Association (RPA) and Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning in the School of Design. RPA is the nation's oldest independent metropolitan policy, research, and advocacy group. It promotes the livability, vitality and sustainability of the New York metropolitan region. Yaro led development of and co-authored RPA's Third Regional Plan, A Region at Risk, and has authored and co-authored numerous papers on articles on planning and infrastructure for the five boroughs and the metropolitan region. He founded and co-chairs America 2050, RPA's initiative to create a national development and infrastructure plan. He has worked for years to protect important landscapes and develop parks and public spaces in New York and New England. Yaro is a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Sustainability Advisory Board, which helped prepare PlaNYC 2030, and of New York City's Waterfront Advisory Committee. Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed him to the New York Works Task Force, which is developing a long-range infrastructure investment strategy for New York State. He is co-chair of the Empire State Transportation Alliance, on the board of the Forum for Urban Design, and an honorary member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He has consulted on city and regional planning issues across the US and in Europe, China, Japan, Turkey, and North Africa. His work has been published in Land Lines, the New York Times and the Journal of the American Planning Association. 

Selected Publications

Yaro, Robert. 2005. “Greenspace and Natural Resource Protection.” In Urban Sprawl: A Comprehensive Reference Guide, David C. Soule, ed. Greenwood. Yaro, Robert, Randall G. Arendt, Harry L. Dodson and Elizabeth A. Brabec. 1988. Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 

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President, Regional Plan Association

Professor of Practice

About

Robert D. Yaro is President of Regional Plan Association (RPA) and Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning in the School of Design. RPA is the nation's oldest independent metropolitan policy, research, and advocacy group. It promotes the livability, vitality and sustainability of the New York metropolitan region. Yaro led development of and co-authored RPA's Third Regional Plan, A Region at Risk, and has authored and co-authored numerous papers on articles on planning and infrastructure for the five boroughs and the metropolitan region. He founded and co-chairs America 2050, RPA's initiative to create a national development and infrastructure plan. He has worked for years to protect important landscapes and develop parks and public spaces in New York and New England. Yaro is a member of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's Sustainability Advisory Board, which helped prepare PlaNYC 2030, and of New York City's Waterfront Advisory Committee. Governor Andrew Cuomo appointed him to the New York Works Task Force, which is developing a long-range infrastructure investment strategy for New York State. He is co-chair of the Empire State Transportation Alliance, on the board of the Forum for Urban Design, and an honorary member of the Royal Town Planning Institute. He has consulted on city and regional planning issues across the US and in Europe, China, Japan, Turkey, and North Africa. His work has been published in Land Lines, the New York Times and the Journal of the American Planning Association. 

Selected Publications

Yaro, Robert. 2005. “Greenspace and Natural Resource Protection.” In Urban Sprawl: A Comprehensive Reference Guide, David C. Soule, ed. Greenwood. Yaro, Robert, Randall G. Arendt, Harry L. Dodson and Elizabeth A. Brabec. 1988. Dealing with Change in the Connecticut River Valley. Lincoln Institute of Land Policy. 

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