Cities Face a Plethora of Challenges in a Rapidly Urbanizing World: Developer Jonathan Rose on The Well-Tempered City

The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life

Recognized for creating communities that literally heal both residents and neighborhoods, Jonathan Rose is one of the leading thinkers in the United States on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions to urban development issues facing the country today.

He is the founder of investment, development, and urban-planning firm Jonathan Rose Companies, and co-founder of the Garrison Institute. He was named a Metropolis Game Changer in 2014.

In The Well-Tempered City, published in September 2016, Rose distills a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience into a five-pronged model for how to design and reshape our cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity.

“Cities in a rapidly urbanizing world are facing a plethora of challenges: climate change, natural-resource depletion, population growth, income inequality, and education and health disparity,” wrote Margaret Jackson in an article published in Westword, a weekly newspaper based in Denver, Colorado.

“Growth in cities is primarily coming from people moving from rural areas. Cities are cauldrons of opportunity that are paired with opportunity declining in rural areas,” she quotes Jonathan Rose.

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Download Developer Jonathan Rose on The Well-Tempered City, Testing Ideas in Denver to read the complete article by Margaret Jackson.