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The New Urban Crisis: How Our Cities Are Increasing Inequality, Deepening Segregation, and Failing the Middle Classand What We Can Do About It

Category: Book
By (author): Florida, Richard
Subject:  NON-FICTION / Canadian
  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: April 2017
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 336
Size: 9.25in x 6.13in
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From The Publisher*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 all.
From The Publisher*
One of the world's leading urbanists confronts the dark side of the back-to-the-city movement.
Biographical NoteRichard Florida is University Professor and Director of the Martin Prosperity Institute at the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management and Global Research Professor at New York University. The founder of the Creative Class Group and co-founder of The Atlantic's CityLab, he lives in Toronto.