Keynote Panel: Jonathan Rose, David Lowenfeld & Richard Baron
This event starts on February 1st at 6:00 PM.
Jonathan F.P. Rose’s business, public policy and not-for-profit work all focus on creating more environmentally, socially and economically resilient cities. In 1989, Mr. Rose founded Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a multi-disciplinary real estate development, planning, and investment firm, which creates real estate and planning models to address the challenges of the 21st century. Jonathan has lead the firm’s vision, program and growth, developing award winning new projects, investment funds and city plans to model solutions to the issues of housing, economic development and the environment.
The company’s mission is to develop communities that enhance opportunity for all. The firm’s work touches many aspects of community health; working with cities and not-for-profits to build affordable and mixed-income housing, cultural, health and educational infrastructure, and advocates for neighborhoods to be enriched with parks and open space, mass transit, jobs and healthy food.
The firm’s innovative development, planning, investment, and owners representation work has won awards from a wide range of notable organizations including: the Urban Land Institute, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Natural Resources Defense Council, the American Planning Association and the American Institute of Architects. Mr. Rose frequently lectures on affordable housing, community development, smart growth and the environment.
Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature 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 frequently lectures at graduate schools of business, environment and architecture. In 2015, he held the Yale School of Architecture’s Edward P. Bass Distinguished Visiting Architectural Fellowship.
Mr. Rose has testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees on housing, infrastructure and environmental issues, and served as an Advisor to the White House Office of Urban Affairs.
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 chaired the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan, and was a commissioner on Governor Cuomo’s NYS 2100 Commission, tasked with identifying strategies for the long-term resilience of New York State’s infrastructure post-Hurricane Sandy.
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.
Richard D. Baron is co-founder and chairman of McCormack Baron Salazar, a leading urban real-estate development company focusing on revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the United States. The firm, founded in 1973, redevelops blighted areas and areas of concentrated poverty into economically-integrated communities. The firm has been closely involved in the formation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s HOPE VI and Choice Neighborhood Programs and, under those programs, has revitalized over 30 former public housing sites into thriving, economically-integrated, safe communities. The firm has also received allocations of New Markets Tax Credits, which have been used for economic development, provision of social services, healthy food initiatives, educational investments and job creation in revitalizing communities.
In addition to his leadership of McCormack Baron Salazar, Mr. Baron was the co-founder and co-chairman of the Vashon Education Compact, a partnership of the St. Louis Public Schools and major corporations, and he is the founder and developer of The Center of Creative Arts (COCA), in University City, Missouri. In 2003, he established the Center for Urban Redevelopment Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania.
In October 2004, Richard Baron received The Urban Land Institute J.C. Nichols Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development. The Nichols Prize was established by the Nichols family in 2000 to recognize individuals whose career has demonstrated a commitment to the highest standards of responsible community and real estate development.
Mr. Baron is a graduate of Oberlin College and holds a master’s degree in political science from the University of California-Berkeley, and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Michigan. He has been awarded honorary degrees from Oberlin College and St. Louis University and received the Medal of Achievement Award from the University of Pennsylvania – Penn Design.
Chief Operating Officer David Lowenfeld joined World Wide in 1989 after serving in the public sector. Mr. Lowenfeld directed the Industrial Development Agency of New York City and served as a Special Advisor to the Undersecretary of State at the federal level. He earned his doctorate in Public Policy from Harvard University.
Outside of work, Mr. Lowenfeld is active in numerous industry and community organizations, including the Real Estate Board of New York, the Millennium Village Project in Rwanda, Repair the World, and the Jewish Disaster Response Corps, which was founded by his son Elie. A vocalist and keyboard player, Mr. Lowenfeld is a member of a rock band called Midlife.
On Thursday, February 1st, 2018 Jonathan Rose and Richard Baron will join YJP for a power-panel moderated by David Lowenfeld. Speakers will debate, share personal views, and the implications of those views on their business.
Topics will include:
- How can we do the “right thing” in business.
- How do we measure the effectiveness in doing so?
- Should profit and social justice be integrated, or are they separate entirely?
- Where do we get our moral compass, and how do we knew that is is un-biased? Can it even be un-biased?
- Should ethics and values be rooted in our Jewish [or otherwise religious] roots?
- And what are some real-life issues of today that we can solve by applying ethical practices?
- How do we create a work culture that is respectful of women
> Gender equality
> The #MeToo movement
> Setting the stage for equal female representation in the workplace
- Income Inequality, and How Should Our Society Be Addressing It
- How does the current political environment affect our moral environment?
- What are the hopes for our future, the future of our city and this country?
The panel will begin at 7:00 PM sharp. Dinner and cocktails will be served from 6 - 7. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org for all inquiries.