The New Urban Crisis

The New Urban Crisis : How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Class--And What We Can Do about It

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In recent years, the young, educated, and affluent have surged back into cities, reversing decades of suburban flight and urban decline. And yet all is not well, Richard Florida argues in The New Urban Crisis. Florida, one of the first scholars to anticipate this back-to-the-city movement in his groundbreaking The Rise of the Creative Class, demonstrates how the same forces that power the growth of the world's superstar cities also generate their vexing challenges: gentrification, unaffordability, segregation, and inequality. Meanwhile, many more cities still stagnate, and middle-class neighborhoods everywhere are disappearing. Our winner-take-all cities are just one manifestation of a profound crisis in today's urbanized knowledge economy. A bracingly original work of research and analysis, The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring growth and prosperity for more

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  • Hardback | 310 pages
  • 155 x 239 x 33mm | 544g
  • The Perseus Books Group
  • Basic Civitas Books
  • Washington, United States
  • English
  • 0465079741
  • 9780465079742
  • 88,697

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"The New Urban Crisis bracingly confronts this tension between big-city elites and the urban underclass...Mr. Florida is right that there are really twin crises: inequality and segregation... The government should concentrate on helping poor people, not poor places. After all, the American economy will not benefit from stemming the flow of people from less productive places to more productive ones. The answer instead is, as Mr. Florida nicely puts it in his conclusion, a 'new and better urbanism.'"-Wall Street Journalshow more

About Professor of Management and Public Policy H John Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management Richard Florida

Richard Florida is University Professor and Director of Cities at the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Distinguished Fellow at NYU's Schack Institute of Real Estate. He is Senior Editor at The Atlantic, editor-at-large for The Atlantic's CityLab, and founder of the Creative Class more

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