Robert Lane

Senior Fellow for Urban Design, Regional Plan Association

New York, NY

Rob Lane, an architect and urban designer, is a senior fellow for urban design at RPA. He directs the regional design program, which is devoted to improving the metropolitan landscape through research and place-based planning and design interventions. Mr. Lane’s current and recent past work focuses on the relationship between transit, land use and urban design and emphasizes public participation and communication through visual techniques. Projects include the Newark Vision Plan, the Far West Side Redevelopment Alternatives Study and the Civic Alliance community design workshop for the re-building of Lower Manhattan after the 9/11 attacks. Currently, he is managing the design work for the 4th Regional Plan, including the initiative 4C: Four Corridors – foreseeing the region of the future.

Before coming to RPA, Lane was an associate at Kohn Pedersen Fox Architects, PC. Mr. Lane received his bachelor of arts from Cornell University and a master of architecture from Columbia University.

Lane was a Loeb Fellow at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design during the 2008-09 academic year. Lane was recently a fellow at the Design Trust for Public Space for the Making Midtown initiative.

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