Roxanne Warren, AIA, Chair of vision42, is an architect and author. Prior to opening her office in 1984, her experience covered 13 years in other NYC firms, including I. M. Pei & Partners. Her firm designed projects for both private and public clients, including two large projects for NYC Transit. Ms. Warren has been active over three decades in research and writing on land use/ transportation issues, and has been a speaker and moderator at conferences on the subject in the U.S. and Europe. Her work includes two books, The Urban Oasis: Guideways and Greenways in the Human Environment (McGraw Hill, 1997), and Rail and the City: Shrinking Our Carbon Footprint, while Reimagining Urban Space (MIT Press, 2014), as well as articles published in several professional journals.
She was drawn to initiate the vision42 project because of a compelling interest in the future of cities, their potential role in reducing climate change, and their potential for generating human happiness. A Fellow of the Forum for Urban Design, she is a member of the American Institute of Architects NYC Planning & Urban Design and Transportation & Infrastructure Committees; of the American Planning Association; of the Transportation Research Board; and of the Advanced Transit Association.