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ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development goes to green, affordable housing developer

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ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development goes to green, affordable housing developer

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Developer Jonathan F.P. Rose, known as a leading practitioner of green, affordable and mixed income community development, has been named the 2021 recipient of the prestigious Urban Land Institute (ULI) Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development.

In its 22nd year, the $100,000 ULI Prize “recognizes an individual who has made a distinguished contribution to community building globally, who has established visionary standards of excellence in land use and development field, and whose commitment to creating the highest-quality built environment has led to the betterment of society.”

Rose, a long-time ULI Trustee, is founder and president of New York-based Jonathan Rose Companies LLC (JRCo), a national real estate development, planning and investment firm.

Through his book, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, Rose has informed urban planning thinking from Sao Paolo to Bhutan, where he is helping to guide the nation’s regional and urban planning.

One of the company’s upcoming projects is Sendero Verde, a new, 700-home development community in Harlem, in partnership with L+M Development Partners and the Acacia Network, which will house a mix of families from the formerly homeless to those with middle range incomes. It is the largest Passive House project in construction in North America.

“Jonathan personifies what it means to be an innovative and socially responsible real estate developer,” said W. Edward Walter, global chief executive officer of ULI, in a statement. “Through his work Jonathan has shown how to create inclusive, sustainable communities that provide residents with equal access to opportunity, environmental quality, health and well-being. Just as important, Jonathan has always been willing to share his experiences and expertise with other ULI members helping to further the delivery of our mission.”

The ULI Prize for Visionaries in Urban Development was established in 2000 through a gift by the Miller Nichols Charitable Foundation to the ULI Foundation. This year, Rose will be honoured as the prize laureate and will be a featured speaker at ULI’s Fall Meeting, which will be held in person and virtually in Chicago from Oct. 11 to 14.


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