Ethan Kent, Senior Vice President of Project for Public Spaces (PPS), has finished another successful trip to Australia as a guest of the Future Cities Collaborative. His extensive program included keynote presentations, workshops, and masterclasses organised and sponsored by the Future Cities Collaborative and the 2016 Media Architecture Biennale (MAB16). Read more to find out what our guest from PPS got up to whilst here.
2015 GUESTS: DR DAVID ROSEN
About Dr David Rosen
David Paul Rosen, Ph.D. is a recognised authority in the fields of affordable housing finance, inclusionary housing, redevelopment, real estate economics, and renewable energy. Dr. Rosen is expert in affordable housing deal structuring, value capture analysis, capital markets and asset management. Dr Rosen's firm, DRA Principals, have advised on more than $9.0 billion in development finance. Dr. Rosen has represented public and private sector clients in more than 220 jurisdictions. Clients include FHA, Ginnie Mae, Freddie Mac, the Federal Home Loan Bank System and others.
Dr. Rosen led a national research effort funded by the Rockefeller and MacArthur Foundations to conduct a government-wide review of $7 trillion in federal finance, tax, lending, spending and regulatory programs and policies as they affect real estate investment and smart growth. Dr. Rosen was invited on numerous occasions to provide briefings to the White House and senior Administration officials in half a dozen agencies, presenting DRA’s policy recommendations to the Obama Administration.
Dr. Rosen has advised state agencies, for profit and nonprofit development corporations, agricultural enterprises and financial institutions on energy efficiency and renewable energy finance and development. Dr. Rosen is a widely published author and frequent national speaker on affordable housing and energy finance policy and practice.
Dr. Rosen earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Columbia University and his Doctorate in Public Policy from the Union Institute.
- SYDNEY IDEAS - Can You Afford to Live Where You Choose? - Wednesday 4 March 2015
- Housing Affordability Roundtable - Thursday 5 March 2015
Our last day in New York City focused on data driven solutions to urban problems. We focused on the role of the private sector in forming solutions and partnering with government to deliver them; and the role of philanthropy in building the capacity of elected leaders so they are best able to utilise the data driven solutions availble for their pressing urban problems. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.
Leaving New York City for the day, the delegates of the US-Australia City Exchange on Innovation Ecosystems, travelled by train to Philadelphia to meet with several leading anchor institutions, including the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University. The Exchange is presented by the Future Cities Collaborative, an initiative of the United States Studies Centre at the University of Sydney.