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2016-08-17

Strategies for Moving Goods in Metropolitan Areas - A Meeting of the Minds interview with Richard Barone

Meeting of the Minds talked with Richard Barone of Regional Plan Association (RPA) about the hidden but critical issues of freight and goods movement in cities around the world. In his role as Vice Presiden for Transportation at RPA, Mr. Barone is responsible for the organization’s transportation portfolio in the areas of finance, policy and planning. He is RPA’s subject matter expert on freight/logistics, technology and urban transportation systems, and aviation.

In his role as Vice President for Transportation, Richard Barone is responsible for the organization’s transportation portfolio in the area of finance, policy and planning. He is RPA’s subject matter expert on freight/logistics, technology and urban transportation systems, and aviation. Mr. Barone is leading RPA’s transportation effort for the Fourth Regional Plan, a once in a generation planning exercise to prepare the New York Region for the next three decades of growth. In addition, he has led or served as a primary researcher on several of RPA’s major studies, including Moving Blocks: A Plan to Upgrade New York’s Subway, How the Long Island Rail Road Could Shape the Next
Economy, The Future of the New York Region's Airports, Tomorrow's Transit: New Mobility for the Region's Urban Core, among others. Mr. Barone is also a member of a Transportation Research Board Committee on Intergovernmental Relations in Aviation a division of the National Research Council. He was also a participant in the I-95 Corridor Coalition's 2008 Freight Academy and the 2006 recipient of the Septembe 11th Memorial Program for Regional Transportation Planning. Mr. Barone received his Master of Science in Urban Planning from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science in Labor and Industrial Relations from the Pennsylvania State University.

Christina Olsen holds a master’s degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard and a BA in Environmental Studies – with a joint major in
Anthropology – from the University of Victoria. She provides research, advisory services, project management, planning, and general management to a wide range of sustainability organizations and projects around the world. She uses this background to leverage system change for cities, being particularly interested in rooftops, bioregional carrying capacity, urban metabolism, and how our social, natural, and built environments can be better harmonized for regenerative cities.

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