On Thursday, September 15th join The Philadelphia Center for Architecture + Design for a conversation with Jonathan F.P. Rose.
Jonathan is a veteran developer known for creating affordable and green housing in New York City. Join this innovative real estate developer for the lunch of his new book The Well-Tempered City:What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life (September 2016, Harper Wave).
Rose will offer insights into his research, his innovative ideas, and lessons he has learned over his career helping to redevelop neighborhoods and cities around the country. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the Center’s AIA Bookstore and the author will be available to sign books after his talk.
In The Well-Tempered City, Rose looks at the history and successes of urban living through the lens of sustainability, economic parity and resilience. Cities, he argues, are a physical representation of our social behaviors, representing the economic divides, environmental priorities, physical fitness, and general lifestyles that govern our lives. Left alone, bad infrastructure exacerbates these problems. But if altered, those social mores alter with it. Rose has successfully helped to re-develop urban communities in New York, Newark, Santa Fe and Sao Paolo, to name a few.
Rose weaves the lessons of cities from around the world and throughout the history of civilization with modern economics, urban planning strategies, systems dynamics, and cognitive science into a masterwork in praise of cities. A celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times, The Well-Tempered City is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis—and the future.
No registration is required for this free event. For more information please visit http://bit.ly/2awqsjD