21 January 2015


About Dr David Rosen

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.



Discussion with Jessica Lax from the Van Alen Institute
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Summary: Innovation Ecosystems Workshop - Making it Happen in Western Sydney
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The Future Cities Collaborative, together with Deloitte and UrbanGrowth NSW, recently conducted a workshop with Professor Ed Blakely to examine how we can accelerate the innovation economy in Western Sydney. A group of key actors and urban leaders came together to discuss the findings from our recent report, Growing the Australian Innovation Economy, and apply them to the region.

Report Launch a success | Growing the Australian Innovation Economy
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