Mr. Rose is the chair of the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s Blue Ribbon Sustainability Commission, which developed the nation’s first green transit plan. He is a Trustee of several organizations including: the Urban Land Institute (where he co-chairs its Climate and Energy Committee); the Natural Resources Defense Council; and Enterprise Community Partners (with whose Green Communities program he is deeply engaged). He also serves on the leadership councils of the Yale University School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and the Yale School of Architecture, and chairs the Trust for Public Land’s National Real Estate Council. Mr. Rose also serves on the Board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) and the American Museum of Natural History, and is a co-founder of the Garrison Institute with his wife, Diana Rose. Mr. Rose graduated from Yale University in 1974 with a B.A. in Psychology, and received a Masters in Regional Planning from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980.