Urban Planner Jonathan Rose on How to Design Better Cities

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The San Francisco skyline is seen from Treasure Island March 31, 2006 in San Francisco.  (Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Today's cities face a growing number of problems: income inequality, a lack of affordable housing, climate change and terrorist threats, to name a few. But according to urban planner Jonathan F.P. Rose, a more thoughtful approach to planning would allow cities to develop viable solutions to those challenges. In his new book, "The Well Tempered City," Rose looks at lessons that can be learned from past civilizations and lays out a five-part approach for how cities can be more egalitarian and resilient.


Jonathan F.P. Rose, author, "The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life"; president, Jonathan Rose Companies