Cities and urban regions can make coherent sense, can metabolize efficiently, 
can use their very complexity to solve problems, and can become so resilient 
they “bounce forward” when stressed.

In this urbanizing century ever more of us live in cities, and cities all over 
the world are learning from each other how pragmatic governance can work best.  
Jonathan Rose argues that the emerging best methods focus on deftly managing 
“cognition, cooperation, culture, calories, connectivity, commerce, control, 
complexity, and concentration.”

Unlike most urban theorists and scholars, Rose is a player.  A third-generation 
Manhattan real estate developer, in 1989 he founded and heads the Jonathan Rose 
Company, which does world-wide city planning and investment along with its 
real-estate projects--half of the work for nonprofit clients.  He 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.
[NOTE: We’re back in the renovated and great Herbst Theater on Van Ness, just a 
couple blocks from our usual SFJazz.]

"The Well Tempered City," Jonathan Rose, the Herbst Theater, Civic Center, San 
Francisco, 7pm, Tuesday, September 20.  The show starts promptly at 7:30pm.

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