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The Well-Tempered City and the Future of Urban Life

As the 21st century progresses, metropolitan regions will increasingly be affected by a series of global megatrends: climate change with attendant droughts and heat waves, income inequality, educational and health disparities, aging, housing insecurity, migrations, and many more. There are five characteristics that cities and metro regions can develop not only to help prepare for these megatrends, but also to thrive. Jonathan Rose, founder and president of the Jonathan Rose Companies, shared these five characteristics outlined in his new book, The Well-Tempered City, and discusses creating a higher purpose for cities.

Read an excerpt from Urban Land of The Well-Tempered City

Joining Rose in this discussion at the 2016 ULI Fall Meeting are two other winners of the ULI J.C. Nichols Prize, F. Barton Harvey, III, president of Enterprise Community Partners, and Dr. Cheong Koon Hean, a widely acclaimed architect and urban planner credited with shaping much of Singapore’s urban landscape, currently serving as CEO of Singapore’s Housing & Development Board.


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