Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. Since 1989 he has been President of Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm which has successfully completed more than $1.5 billion of work. In 2005, the firm launched the nation’s first green transit oriented acquisition and redevelopment fund, followed by several green affordable housing and office transformation funds. Rose has used this expertise in a variety of roles, including as a trustee of the Natural Resources Defense Council, Chair of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and the author of a book about resilient cities titled The Well Tempered City.
Rose and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute, which connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment. He earned a B.A. in Psychology and Philosophy from Yale University and a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania.