Bob Yaro is President of Regional Plan Association, America’s oldest independent metropolitan policy, research and advocacy group. Based in Manhattan, RPA promotes the livability, vitality and sustainability of the New York Metropolitan Region, the nation’s largest urban region. He also founded and co-chairs America 2050, RPA’s initiative to create a national development and infrastructure plan for the United States.
Mr. Yaro is also Professor of Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a member of Mayor Bloomberg’s Sustainability Advisory Board, on the board of the Forum for Urban Design and Co-Chair of the Empire State Transportation Alliance. He is an honorary member of the Royal Town Planning Institute.
He holds a BA in Urban Studies from Wesleyan University and a Masters in City and Regional Planning from Harvard University. He has also consulted on city and regional planning issues across the United States and in Europe, Latin America, Asia and Africa.
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