|Date & Time:||March 28, 2017 8:00 am||Add to Calendar (.ics)|
Speaker: Jonathan Rose
Chair: Baroness Couttie of Downe
Jonathan F. P. Rose, one of the US’ leading thinkers on urban development, smart growth, infrastructure and affordable housing, will join us to share his insights in to how to create more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities.
In his recently published, award winning book “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,” Mr. Rose champions the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century.
Often quoted as the man who “repairs the fabric of cities”, Mr Rose distils a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and first-hand experience into a five-pronged model for designing and reshaping cities with the goal of equalizing their landscape of opportunity. Drawing from the musical concept of “temperament,” he argues that well-tempered cities can be infused with systems that bend the arc of their development toward equality, resilience, adaptability, and well-being, to achieve ever-unfolding harmony between civilization and nature. While these goals may never be fully attained, if we at least aspire to them, and approach every plan and constructive step with this intention, our cities will be richer and happier.
This event is organised in partnership with the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and is open to ULI and CULS members and non members.
Jonathan Rose Biography
Jonathan F.P. Rose
Jonathan Rose Companies
Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit 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 has completed $2.3 billion of work, much of it in close collaboration with universities and colleges, not-for-profits, towns and cities. Mr. Rose is a thought leader in affordable housing, smart growth and the cognitive and social sciences of environmental behaviours.
Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Behavior 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.
Mr. Rose is a Trustee of Enterprise Community Partners and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. 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 and his wife Diana Calthorpe Rose are the co-founders of the Garrison Institute and serve on its Board. The Institute connects inner transformation with outer solutions to relieve suffering in the fields of trauma, education and the environment.
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.
Baroness Downe biography:
Philippa Couttie has 28 years of board level experience. She entered the House of Lords in 2016 in recognition of her achievements as Leader of Westminster City Council; an organisation covering what is widely recognised as covering the most complex urban area in the developed world and the most important economic region in the UK. Its resident community is one of the most diverse in the world with over 50% of the population born outside the UK and over 150 different first languages spoken by the children in WCC schools. WCC has a turnover of around £1bn.
Philippa steered Westminster City Council through the biggest budget cuts and reorganisation the local authority sector has ever seen – removing around 40% of the net budget whilst endeavouring to maintain frontline services. She has brought a new commercial approach to local government with policies aimed at stimulating the economy to create growth and jobs. In her role she has pioneered a self funded, place shaping strategy to regenerate some of the most deprived areas in the UK that sit with WCC’s boundaries.
Philippa has strong background in development and implementation of strategy. Since her leadership of Westminster City Council began she has developed a new strategy which has moved the Council away from the negative aftermath of publicity around proposed new parking charges that was blighting the Council’s reputation just before she became Leader. Under her leadership the Council gained the highest ever satisfaction level amongst residents at 87% yet she also introduced the lowest Council Tax in the country. In her role as Chairman of the West End Partnership she launched the vision and implementation plan for the West End which was the first time that all bodies involved in the West End, both public and private, will have aligned their strategies so that the sum of the parts is greater than the constituent elements. The strategies Philippa has developed have required ensuring that many stakeholder groups are engaged and persuaded of the value of what she is proposing and often involved tackling groups with opposing views to waylay fears and misconceptions.
Philippa sat on the Imperial College Council (the governing body) as one of 7 non academic members from 2006 to 2014 and chaired their audit committee for 6 years. She stood down after a maximum period of 8 years. Philippa has sat on a number of boards including The Royal Parks, The London Local Enterprise Partnership, The Local Government Association and London Councils.
Philippa began her career in public relations before founding, building up and selling two public relations businesses. She been the Chief Executive of two companies including a subsidiary of a public company and been a director at Citigroup before going into politics. Her career has spanned communications, the City and politics at the most senior levels.
Jeremy Newsum Biography
Jeremy Newsum FRICS is an Honorary Vice Chairman of Cambridge Ahead and was interim Chairman for the first six months of our existence. He was Executive Trustee of the Grosvenor Estate, until he stepped down from this role at the end of 2016. He is also a member of Cambridge University’s Syndicate for the West and North West Cambridge Estates, a member of the Council of Imperial College London, a director of Grupo Lar and an adviser to Al Futtaim, a private trading group based in Dubai. He is a Member of Advisory Board at Bridges Community Ventures and is a member of the Finance Committee of Trinity College, Cambridge.
He is a past Chairman of the Urban Land Institute, a past Chairman of the Advisory Board to the Land Economy Department at University of Cambridge, a past President of the British Property Federation and a former Church Commissioner.
8.00am Arrival, registration and networking.
8.30am Welcome and introductions by ULI UK Chairman, Simon Clark.
8.35am Lady Couttie to introduce Jonathan Rose and Jeremy Newsum FRICS.
8.40am Jonathan Rose to present key arguments and conclusions of his book
9.05am Discussion between Jonathan Rose and Jeremy Newsum