Ep 7: The Well-Tempered City with Jonathan F. P. Rose

Climate, Mind and Behavior Podcast: Episode Seven

By Eleanor Bennett

Welcome to episode seven of the Climate, Mind and Behavior Podcast. Each episode, we’ll explore groundbreaking intersections between climate change, resilience, contemplative practice and human behavior.

Jonathan F. P. Rose works with cities and not-for-profits to plan and build affordable and mixed-income green housing, andJonathan Rose cultural, health, and educational centers. Recognized for creating communities that literally heal both residents and neighborhoods, Rose is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions to urban development issues facing us today. A frequent speaker and writer, his work has received widespread media attention from CNN to The New York Times and was profiled in e², a PBS series on sustainable development.

Rose’s work as founder of investment, development, and urban planning firm Jonathan Rose Companies has received awards from The Urban Land Institute, The American Institute of Architects, The American Planning Association, The National Trust for Historic Preservation, and many others. With his wife, Diana Calthorpe Rose, he is cofounder of the Garrison Institute and the creator of its Climate, Mind, and Behavior program.

unnamedJonathan F. P. Rose is the author of the new book, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life. We sat down together to discuss his new book as well as his personal journey from a college student studying psychology and philosophy at Yale in the 1970s to a renowned thought-leader, real estate developer and author, and the ways he connects compassion and contemplative practice to building resilient cities in the face of global mega-trends like climate change.

To learn more about Jonathan F. P. Rose’s new book, check out the Garrison Institute’s upcoming event, The Well-Tempered City: Jonathan F. P. Rose in Conversation with Andrew Revkin, on October 17th. Our Theme music is composed by Zoë Keating. You can find her music on iTunes or on her website, Zoë Keating.com. The photograph for this episode is by Alexander Rotker.

One comment on “Ep 7: The Well-Tempered City with Jonathan F. P. Rose”

  1. John Starr says:

    What a lovely half-hour, listening to two of my favorite people in the world. I feel relaxed and contemplative, filled with new outlooks toward our cities’ future. Thanks Eleanor and Jonathan…lots of love to you both. John Starr

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