Jonathan Rose will speak about his book, “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,” with discussion with the audience and a book-signing event following his talk.  Please join us for this free event at 5 pm on Thursday, March 16 at SUNY-Orange in Newburgh, NY, to share your ideas for designing and adapting our cities to make our cities more resilient, sustainable and equitable.  More information at Oblong Books and Music.

Jonathan F.P. Rose works with cities and not-for-profits to plan and build green affordable and mixed-income housing and cultural, health, and educational centers. He is one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions to the urban issues facing us today.  His book is a reasoned, hopeful blueprint for a thriving metropolis, and offers a celebration of the city and an impassioned argument for its role in addressing the important issues in these volatile times.  Based on a lifetime of interdisciplinary research and firsthand experience as a developer and planner, he’ll speak about urban planning strategies to support equality, well-being, and harmony between civilization and nature. These goals may never be fully achieved, Rose notes, but he argues that cities will be richer and happier if we aspire to them.  This presentation is sponsored by the Orange County Citizens Foundation and the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, with our partner, Oblong Books and Music in Rhinebeck and Millerton, the largest independent book and music stores in the Hudson Valley.  His talk will be presented on Thursday, March 16, 2017  at 5:00pm in the Great Room at Kaplan Hall, SUNY Orange, One Washington Center, Newburgh, NY 12550.  RSVP at this link and can visit the event page at Oblong Books and Music, or contact Simon Gruber at or call 845-534-5622.  Books will be available for purchase at this event courtesy of Oblong Books & Music and Jonathan Rose will do a book signing after his talk.  There is no charge for this program.

“Rose’s nonstop tour of the city — an in-depth account of its history, theory, and practice — is exhilarating and complete… This is a hugely satisfying poem — rich in history, thought and deeply felt throughout.”  Philip Glass, composer


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