City and Regional Planning

New York-New Jersey Crossrail

Spring 2015 Studio

Focused on the 25 miles at the very center of the nation’s most heavily-travelled passenger railroad, the CrossRail Studio proposed a dynamic mobility vision intended to drive economic success for America’s largest urban area and the economic hub of the Northeast megaregion. NY-NJ CrossRail proposes to transform the New York metropolitan area by integrating its fragmented rail system and uncoordinated capital programs into a unified region-wide — and region-shaping — system. The CrossRail team, comprised of 14 Master of City Planning students and 2 Master of Architecture students, was led by PennDesign Dean Marilyn Taylor and Professor of Practice Robert Yaro.

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Robert Yaro, Professor of Practice Emeritus
Marilyn Jordan Taylor, Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Former Dean