Friends of Fairsted Presents


The Shaping of Regions

The New York Regional Plan and the Origins of Planning in America

Robert Yaro, President

Regional Plan Association

Mr. Yaro will discuss how regional thinking – an integrated approach to infrastructure growth, economic development, and environmental protection, has influenced growth and change in the Northeast. He will discuss how the visionary thinking of early leaders in the field, including Frederick Law Olmsted Jr., contributed original planning solutions to enhance the quality of life in both urban and suburban settings.

Bob has been a faculty member of Harvard, Columbia and the University of Massachusetts. He is currently Professor of Practice in City and Regional Planning at the University of Pennsylvania. Before his move to New York City, Bob served at Chief Planner and then Deputy Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Management where he developed the Olmsted Historic Landscape Preservation Program and the 14-city Urban Heritage Park system.

March 27, 2014

6pm Reception

7pm Lecture

Wheelock College

43 Hawes Street, Brookline, MA


Co-Sponsored by NESAH

Reservations required: