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:  POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / City Planning & Urban Development
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Social Classes
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
  SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban
Audience: general/trade
Publisher: Basic Books
Published: May 2018
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 0.00in x 0.00in
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From The Publisher*"Richard Florida offers a brilliant assessment of the varied and evolving challenges facing our cities today.... The New Urban Crisis is essential reading for urban leaders and all city-dwellers." --Richard M. Daley, former mayor of Chicago
In The New Urban Crisis, Richard Florida demonstrates how the forces that drive urban growth also generate cities' challenges, such as gentrification, segregation, and inequality. We must rebuild cities and suburbs by empowering them to address their challenges. The New Urban Crisis offers a compelling diagnosis of our economic ills and a bold prescription for more inclusive cities capable of ensuring prosperity for all.
Review Quote*Named one of BLOOMBERG's Must Reads of 2017
Review Quote*Wall Street Journal:
"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.'"
Review Quote*The Washington Post:
"[Richard Florida] vividly expose[s] how gentrification, followed by rising housing costs, concentrated affluence and glaring inequality, has pushed the displaced into deteriorating suburbs far from mass transit, employment, services and decent schools.... [The New Urban Crisis is] nuanced and proposes solutions."

Review Quote*Kirkus Reviews:
"Florida draws subtle, thoughtful inferences from his research, and he writes in slick, approachable prose...Throughout, the author remains an idealistic, perceptive observer of cities' transformations. A sobering account of inequality and spatial conflict rising against a cultural backdrop of urban change."
Review Quote*Library Journal:
"Urban planners should consider the case being made for the need to address a new urban crisis. A thought-provoking work for those interested in all stages of urban planning and placemaking."
Review Quote*Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic:
"I loved The New Urban Crisis. Richard Florida writes about the tensions and the divides that have emerged within and between cities, between the broader community-and I felt it throughout the book and loved it."
Review Quote*The Englewood Review of Books:
"A keen assessment of the state of global cities in 2017, and a vision for how they need to move forward."

Review Quote*California Planning & Development Report:
"The New Urban Crisis provides a tidy, timely summary of the current urban problem, in all its enormity."
Review Quote*"The New Urban Crisis deserves to stand alongside Thomas Piketty's Capital In The Twenty-First Century as an essential diagnosis of our contemporary ills, and a clear-eyed prescription of how to cure them. It's also a rare and compelling example of a great intellect displaying the courage to re-think his older ideas in the face of changing circumstances. Anyone interested in the crisis of inequality and in the vitality of our cities will want to read this book."
-Steven Johnson, author of How We Got To Now and Where Good Ideas Come From