Joe Rose directs Rose Urban Strategies in New York City. He was previously a partner in The Georgetown Company, a privately held real estate development firm. Prior to joining Georgetown, Mr. Rose served for eight years as Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission and Director of the Department of City Planning. While there, he initiated a broad range of strategic initiatives including extensive rezonings throughout the city which spurred a tripling of the city’s annual housing production.
Mr. Rose has held teaching positions at the Columbia University School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, and the Robert Wagner School of Public Service at New York University, and has lectured at the Harvard School of Design, the Yale University School of Architecture, Princeton University, NYU Law School, and the Urban Land Institute. His publications include articles in The Public Interest, The New York Times, The New Republic, The City Journal, and The Journal of the American Planning Association.