Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy, teaching, writing and not-for-profit work focuses on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, project management, and investment firm, to address the challenges of the 21st century. Jonathan has led the firm’s vision, program and growth, developing award winning new projects, investment funds and city plans to model solutions integrating the issues of affordable housing, community development, culture and the environment. The firm is one of the largest acquirers of affordable and mixed income housing in the nation.
He has received the MIT’s Visionary Leadership Award, The Urban Land Institute’s global award for Excellence and many other awards for his work. Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher. Inspired by the book, Bhutan is now re-planning its capital city, Thimphu as a Well-Tempered City.
Mr. Rose and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute, serves on its Board and leads its Pathways to Planetary Health program. The Institute connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment.
Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and serves on the New York Federal Reserves’ Regional Advisory Board. He is an Honorary Member of the American Institute of Architects and Honorary Trustee of the American Museum of Natural History and Jazz at Lincoln Center.
Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology and
Philosophy, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of
Pennsylvania in 1980.
Mr. Rose plays bass and blues harp in the Raga/Jazz/ Blues Band Jog Blues.