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Since 1919, The New School has been home to scholars, creators, and activists who challenge convention and boldly make their mark on the world.
To celebrate this groundbreaking legacy, we are opening our doors to the public for a weeklong festival of innovative performances, talks, workshops, screenings, exhibitions, and more.

On October 1–6, 2019, join us as we reflect on a century of world-changing ideas and together imagine a new kind of future.

The Festival of New is free and open to all.
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Jonathan F. P. Rose

President, Rose Companies
Jonathan F.P. Rose is the founder and president of the Jonathan Rose Companies LLC, a real estate development, planning, consulting, and investment firm. The firm is a leading national developer of green affordable and mixed-income communities and is implementing affordable housing investment funds to preserve and enhance affordable housing. Mr. Rose is a thought leader in a wide range of urban issues and the development of communities of opportunity. He has received MIT’s Visionary Leadership Award, The Urban Land Institute’s Global Award for Excellence, and many other awards for his work. Mr. Rose’s book on how to create resilient cities, The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life, was published by Harper Wave in 2016, and won the 2017 PROSE Award for Outstanding Scholarly Work by a Trade Publisher. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a BA in psychology and philosophy, received a masters in regional planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980, and an honorary doctorate from The New School.