The Rose Center’s mission is to encourage and support excellence in land use decision making. By providing public officials with access to information, best practices, peer networks, and other resources, the Rose Center seeks to foster creative, efficient, practical, and sustainable land use policies.

In 2008, Daniel Rose established the Rose Center for Public Leadership to empower leaders in the public sector to envision, build, and sustain successful 21st-century communities. Rose founded the Fellowship at the Urban Land Institute (ULI), and in 2014, the Rose family and ULI formed a strategic partnership with the National League of Cities (NLC) to bring that organization’s robust expertise in local government leadership to bear on the Rose Center’s programs. Today, NLC operates the Rose Center with the ongoing programmatic, financial, and strategic support of both ULI and the Rose family. This new partnership will allow the Rose Center to build on its six-year track record and to reach new audiences, explore new topics, and to foster better relationships and ideas in the practice of city building.

The Rose Center is led by a national Advisory Board comprised of leaders in city government and real estate, and supported by a staff based in Washington and Denver.

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Daniel Rose, Chairman of Rose Associates, Inc., a New York-based 87-year old real estate organization, has pursued a career involving a broad range of professional, civic and non-profit activities. Professionally, he has developed such properties as the award-winning Pentagon City complex in Arlington, VA and the One Financial Center office tower in Boston, MA. As an institutional consultant, his credits include the creation and implementation of the “housing for the performing arts” concept for New York’s Manhattan Plaza.

Rose has won a number of national awards for real estate, speechwriting, and community service, as well as Honorary Doctorates in Humane Letters (Long Island University), Engineering (NYU/Polytechnic University), and in Science (Technion-Israel Institute of Technology); and he has been elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. A volume of his talks, Making A Living, Making A Life, was published in 2014.

Learn more about Dan Rose’s extraordinary career and personal accomplishments here.

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About the National League of Cities

The National League of Cities (NLC) is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. Working in partnership with the 49 state municipal leagues, NLC serves as a resource to and an advocate for the more than 19,000 cities, villages and towns it represents.


About the Urban Land Institute

ULI, the Urban Land Institute, is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit research and education organization supported by its members. Founded in 1936, we now have more than 35,000 members worldwide, representing the entire spectrum of land use and real estate development disciplines working in private enterprise and public service.

A multidisciplinary real estate forum, ULI facilitates an open exchange of ideas, information, and experience among industry leaders and policy makers dedicated to creating better places.

The mission of the Urban Land Institute is to provide leadership in the responsible use of land and in creating and sustaining thriving communities worldwide.