Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, not-for-profit and public policy work all focus on creating a more environmentally, socially and economically responsible world. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, consulting and investment firm, as a leading green urban solutions provider. The firm currently manages over $1.5 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with not-for-profits, towns and cities.
A thought leader in the Smart Growth, national infrastructure, green building, and affordable housing movements, Mr. Rose is a frequent speaker and writer. His work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The New York Times and was recently profiled in e², a PBS series on sustainable development. His many published works include the chapter, "Green Urbanism: Developing Restorative Urban Biophelia" featured in Biophilic Design, a book recently honored with a 2008 American Publishers Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence.
Mr. Rose is a co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose. He graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.