Jonathan F.P. Rose, one of the nation’s leading thinkers on the integration of environmental, social, and economic solutions in urban development, will deliver the keynote address at Affordable Housing Finance’s annual AHF Live: The 2016 Affordable Housing Developers Summit, which will be held Nov. 15-17 at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago.

Jonathan F.P. Rose
Jonathan F.P. Rose

President of Jonathan Rose Cos., a development, urban planning, and investment firm founded in 1989, the housing visionary and author will discuss the role of cities in addressing the environmental, economic, and social challenges of the 21st century. Slated to be published Sept. 13, his new book, “The Well-Tempered City: What Modern Science, Ancient Civilizations, and Human Nature Teach Us About the Future of Urban Life,” focuses on a five-pronged model for reshaping and designing our cities to prosper.

Rose’s award-winning developments include Via Verde, a model green, mixed-income development in New York City; Paseo Verde, a sustainable, mixed-income, and mixed-use project in Philadelphia; and Metro Green Apartments, a transit-oriented community in Stamford, Conn. His firm’s recent East Harlem Center for Living & Learning development in East Harlem is a finalist in the urban category in AHF’s 2015-16 Readers’ Choice Awards.

In addition to Rose’s keynote, Affordable Housing Finance’s annual conference will feature high-level panels and networking opportunities to help developers and owners find the solutions they need to build more housing and a stronger future for their companies.

Coming just one week after the presidential election, this must-attend event also will bring attendees the current intel from Washington, D.C., and what to expect with a new administration.

"There is already a fantastic buzz out in the industry for AHF Live this November. Affordable housing is finally getting some much-needed attention nationwide, but there are still many challenges that developers and owners face to help run their businesses more efficiently. Our programming directly addresses these pain points, and the networking will provide a cost-effective way for developers to meet the industry's leading providers,” says Rob Britt, publisher of Affordable Housing Finance.

Attendance for AHF Live is reserved exclusively for those who are primarily owners or developers of affordable housing, plus state and local housing finance agency representatives and nonprofit organizations focused on the business of affordable housing.

Register at before Sept. 16 to receive the early-bird registration rate of $650. After that date, the registration rate will be $750. Discounts also are available for nonprofits and multiple company registrations.